Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE has been largely well-recieved by western players, but there has been some controversy over the changes made from the Japanese version of the title. Elements of the title have been altered, removed or replaced with more "family-friendly" content, and this has caused many to accuse the localization team of self-censorship - some have even taken steps to reinstate things.

Co-director Mitsuru Hirata has now commented on the changes, stating that he was initially disappointed that the western version wouldn't be the same as the Japanese original. However, he says that the "passionate support" the title has recieved from fans outside of Japan has encouraged him:

When I found out we were unable to provide the same experience as the Japanese version, I also felt some disappointment. But our overseas fans remained happy that the game was being brought over and I'm glad to see their passionate support. In the meantime, the new costumes added could in a way be considered a merit that can only be enjoyed by our overseas fans! Thank you, and please look forward to the game!

And he has a point - a niche title such as this isn't a guaranteed release in the west, and you could argue that we're lucky it got localised at all - especially when the Wii U is struggling so badly at retail.

[via twitter.com, nintendoeverything.com]