Update: Ultimate Games have gotten in touch to let us know that Don’t Get Caught will not be released on the eShop, and the listing was an "accident". The listing has since been removed by Nintendo.
Original Story [Thu 9th Jul, 2020 15:30 BST]: It's long been said that Nintendo's quality control on the eShop needs reviewing, with more than a few questionable games making it onto the digital storefront. However, this debate has been taken to a new level by the announcement of a title which tasks you with (ahem) fondling yourself in the backseat of a car without getting caught.
Yes, you read that correctly.
Ultimate Games' Don’t Get Caught launches on July 13th, and is pitched as "a silly and scary first-person stealth game with a twist," according to its eShop (there doesn't seem to be a page on Nintendo's site as yet). The listing also warns that the game "includes scenes of sexual activities which are inappropriate for younger audiences."
You'll see exactly why by watching the game's trailer, which we've included as a link to protect the sensitive eyes of our younger readers.
The arrival of Don't' Get Caught once again raises the question of who at Nintendo is approving these games, and what kind of quality bar is being set?
Don’t Get Caught launches worldwide on 13th July 2020, and will be priced at £7.19 in the UK.
There is no quality control, just desperation on Nintendo's part to get 20 games a week out there.
From this moment forward, Shigeru Miyamoto himself will playtest every game before launching on the eShop.
I hope it has motion controls
Different devs, different strokes I guess...
I am surprised it made it's way onto the eShop. Someone must of at least raised an eyebrow.
Mate, the “Low” was hit months if not 1-2 years ago; it’s only been tunnelling since then slowing down the eShop in its wake.
What have I just watched? My poor eyes and brain... Why?.. just why?
I spotted this last night and my first thought was, I bet the icon is that guy's face.
I have no words.
Some w**ker will buy it
Tbh I want to play this.
WTH did I just watch?
Stiff competition on the eShop this week!
For a laugh, go to the estore page for this game and scroll through the photos. The last photo transitioning into the title photo is perfection.
I hope they launch a sequel where your task is the same but instead in the backseat of a car, all happens in the middle of a preaching in the church.
Nintendo makes money off of every sale, so they're turning into steam and allowing heaps of shovelware to come to the platform.
I never bothered actually looking at the game till now, but I did notice that it has probably the worst icon art that I've ever seen in the coming soon section.
If you understand strategy, you will understand why stuff like this pops up onto the Switch.
Nintendo has to create the belief that EVERYONE is clamoring to get their next game on their system. The way this is done is by having a massive amount of games appear on the eShop, as quickly as possible.
Other devs will go, oh man, everyone is on this system, why aren’t I? And then they will push their next game to the system.
It makes Nintendo look more successful by having tons of games on their shop, even though it’s clearly gotten to a point of quantity over quality!
Finally the sequel to Stroker that everyone has been waiting for !!
@gojiguy If you browse the NES, SNES, Gameboy, Gameboy Advance, N64, and GameCube libraries, you will find TONS of shovelware. Superman 64 should be at the top of that list.
I only looked at it for a second but that guys face is already etched into my brain. Make it stop.
I will say that while I have no interest in playing this garbage, I actually like that Nintendo is allowing stuff like this to exist on the platform. I like being able to decide what is and isn't appropriate and what is and isn't worth my time and money for myself rather than someone else making that decision for me.
Pretty sure I saw a video of Dashie playing a "game" on PC just like this lol
You could actually double the fun by trying to play the game at your parents house, or while your partner is in another room.
Honestly, the other reason the eShop is littered with stuff like this is because they don’t have an easy, user-friendly refund system like Steam.
Is the leg strap from Ring Fit compatible?
The “Nintendo Seal of Approval” has long been a thing of the past
So on the Wii U games like Tokyo Mirrage Sessions and Xenoblade Chronicles X got censored on some regards because "japan being japan and thus these girls can't look "sexy" but now with the Switch this many many times worse crap is fine???
(as a woman my definition of "sexy" aka it's not, is that I never understood that censorship on the Wii U because it didn't make sense to censor it at all, but oh well)
You know what this ***** annoys me for 2 very different reasons than even being allowed on the eshop, 1 is that I forsee Nintendo going back to stupid censorship of japanese games like before, only because people will now *complain about this game (read below for what I mean) and second is WHY just WHY is this PEGI 16, like not only should this be 18 AT LEAST but why did PEGI even allow this to begin with?
*there is nothing wrong with complaining about this crap, people should complain however what I mean is that Nintendo will see it differently, they won't see the complain as "people don't want this type of shovelware at all on the Switch" no, Nintendo will read the complains about this crap like "No adult AAA games and censor everything japan again"
As for the dev, I have no words this is disgusting in any form.
@westman98 Is he still going? Last time I saw him on Youtube was a couple of years ago and I had to turn it off as he'd got 10x louder than before.
This is way past the low, we're in the shadow realm now.
Still nowhere near as bad as Google Play Store's standard, which literally couldn't be lower if it tried.
I like how this article arrives shortly after it's been reported that Nintendo Switch now has more games than Xbox One.
Not sure Nintendo achieve that feat in a particularly convincing manner.
No words other than hmm
Nintendo needs to get its act together.
At the bare minimum, couldn't they bring back the Wii shop music to the Switch eShop? I miss hearing that peppy tune while I was browsing.
Definitely Trash! Come on Nintendo, show a little class and boot this game!
Nintendo went from draconian levels of quality control for the NES (and yet, still many bad games were released with this seal of quality) to almost no quality control with the Switch.
Who on earth actually greenlights this sh*t? And what bunch of losers actually make this into a "game"?
Nintendo honest to God need some quality control on that eShop as soon as possible.
Different strokes for different strokes
your pulling my plonker surley
I don't want curation / quality control, because it'll delay every game on Switch by weeks/months and it'll result in people whining about their weeaboo titles being blocked.
Watch gameplay videos, read reviews and don't blindly buy eshop titles, it's not that hard.
I remember when people were complaining about Conker's Bad Fur Day when it first came out (and about the drunken puking and alcohol reference) and why Nintendo didn't just throw that game under then people actually play it and love it. Play the game first before you judge it, yes it had sexual theme but really it may be a good game too ya know.
anyway this must have been developed by a female dev team, any man knows your an expert at naught getting caught from a young age
What's worse is when we find out this is based on real life events based on a member of the dev teams past we will all have to act surprised. This is no more disturbing than the amount of Japanese games that focus on trying to seduce school girls or what ever the aim of some of those games are.
@KoopaTheQuick except for this game I fully agree with you.
Why I do not agree with your statement with this "game" is because this is nothing more than "wanking" simulator (the trailer shows enough, watch it)
Googled this game, it's apparently everywhere.
But we DO have personal control of what we personally buy, it's not up to us to decide what others buy.
Remember, we all think Fortnite was a bad idea to be on Switch cause it brings toxicity to the platform, consider this as the mentality that would pervade the curation process.
On the bright side, the eshop interface is of the right level of quality to ensure this game will be buried and unseen forever unless someone deliberately wants to find it.
It's like they have Stevie Wonder doing the quality control over there at Nintendo.
@Anguspuss LOL! I couldn't agree more. In a way this was a game we all played once we...uhhh...'discovered' that kind of activity at a certain time in our young lives (and I'm confident there's still plenty of married guys on here that still play it today )
The Seal of Quality has always pertained to a game being playable. It never had any bearing on how good the game was. Now if this game is about what I think it's about, then yeah, not played a game like that since the C64 days in computer club at school (obviously the teacher wasn't there!) This has nothing to do with quality control, it looks like a bloody issue for common decency. I mean, 'show don't tell' springs to mind. Still, it''s fine in a Key and Peele sketch? I don't know.
I think the bigger issue here is why this game even exists
@Morph and why did PEGI even bother to rate it, I smell something fishy because you can't tell me a "get off" simulator would be "just" 16 plus in a world where anime games get censored even on PC and where games with violence are fine (and still games like GTA, DOOM or the Witcher 3 are rated 18 by PEGI)
I don't trust this...
"The Seal of Quality has always pertained to a game being playable"
I just started to remember all the broken games we got with that "seal" now and in the past.
I have zero issues with this game's existence, but it IS slightly surreal to see Russian eShop get a game with heavy emphasis on explicit masturbation while turning down titles like Nights of Azure 2 or Mary Skelter 2, where any remotely discussable "fanservice" takes a decisive backseat to the bulk of RPG gameplay.😅
Then again, masturbation here takes a literal backseat, so maybe that did the trick...
It's a ***** game, but your giving them free publicity. Also, it'll be much more interesting if your start apologizing for doing clickbait articles with rumors and crap like this. We know it's slow, but you're sure getting to a new "low" in game journalism.
I’d prefer that to Safety First, or whatever the game where you piss on stuff is called
@Rayquaza2510 Oh, it was a very forgiving seal, which used to get it into trouble. Fans had their own club.
sarcasm mode I bet if it contained rainbow flags even russia would not allow this sarcasm mode off
But jokes aside neither I understand why this does exist to begin with, on PC I would not even be surprised but on consoles and with a PEGI 16 rating I am.
It actually wasn't the content that disturbed me, it was the fact that he was doing it next to a baby doll in the backseat with him. And some of the pictures looked... off.
Where's the nude women or bikini pics? What's he using for material, don't tell me.... Its that Doll!
So the game is about not getting caught jacking off in the back seat? Cause if that's the whole game they're going to get an AO. I'm not so sure the trailer isn't just trolling us.
@Averagewriter a friend upgrade his PC, because the games he played on PS4 got censored lately.
I just hope Nintendo doesn't go back to the old days they censored silly stuff like in Xenoblade Chronicles X, Fire Emblem and so on, the day that happens only PC is left with games like they should be (and because of the nature of PC gaming you have the freedom to patch stuff)
I laughed. Also explain to me, why it's okay to show (sometimes extreme) violence in games, but as soon as someone having a "good time", everyone is going nuts?
Waiting for the physical release.
It is funny how many people find this game offensive
This tells much about the fragility of peoples minds.
Putting this on the eshop was truly a d**k move.
@Zuljaras well in my case it annoys me, there are plenty of games that did not come near stuff like this and got censored, but this seems to be fine?!
More like that
@Zuljaras I think offended is the wrong term. The term is disgusted at the lack of quality and toilet humor. You really like games like this more power to you...
It also never meant the games were of good quality, just officially licensed.
No one can tell me Dragon's Lair was anything other than a pile of trash on the NES.
@Rayquaza2510 the rating is the only thing I marvel at (although it could be a hiccup to eventually revise like with Do Not Feed the Monkeys earlier) - a lot of PC games have been flocking to Switch over the years, and I bet this one originated there as well. The existence itself? Almost anything imaginable seems to get an attempt at "simulation game" on PC these days, and I frankly wouldn't put it past the devs to have made this game largely for ***ts and giggles or even on a goofy (and potentially drunken) bet. I don't even dare assume it's the weirdest premise you can find out there.😆
As for rainbow flags, I have unironically contemplated the possibility, but it seems [thankfully?] inconsistent. I wasn't surprised to see an openly bisexual dating sim like LongStory skip our neighbour's digital shelves, but they do seem to be getting the new Friends of Mineral Town port with a similar offering, and I can recall The World Next Door having a lesbian NPC couple as well (although the latter case involved story spoilers, so it probably dodged the bullet by mere virtue of not bringing that up in any promo materials). Heck, the aforementioned Nights of Azure 2 was once an upcoming release outright advertised by Nintendo Russia's twitter account before going completely off the radar - you'd think all the related flavours and undertones would have been long noticeable by then. As per usual with regional licensing and releases, this stuff works in most mysterious ways.
@Rayquaza2510 For me it is in the same category with those anime fanservice games.
@doctorhino That is true. I am not debating that. But still people go out of their way to be disgusted by this. I find it funny.
@Zuljaras I find it funny when people think people show how edgy they are by not being offended... when there is no sign of anyone being actually offended anywhere.
I wouldn't say it if I had not seen comments that show how disgusted and offended people are by a game.
There you go.
If this game is age rated appropriately I do not see the problem.
I'd rather there be a pool or garbage then niche games be filtered out for being too different.
The last thing I want is for digital game stores is to become like mainstream real life stores that only stock the mainstream accepted AAAs.
Even besides the "game" itself, the description is also laughably bad, so apparently, there's no quality control on that either...
@echoplex dirty mind: initiated
@popey1980 That never meant anything about quality. It only meant they paid to get their game approved and were using the NES lockout chip Nintendo required. Unapproved games got around the lockout chip in a couple different ways.
It sounds like a game developed to troll and bait YouTube.
1. Make a controversial game
2. Get media buzz
I don’t see the problem, pretty funny . Should be controlled who can see it on the store definitely, but if u don’t like it don’t play it.
Wow, what a silly waste of time and resources
i mean , atleast its not another rpg maker game
@gojiguy The switch is already turning into the Wii 😢
@Marxally After Starfox Zero, I'm not sure if he knows what quality control is.
What's with all the fake outrage, if you dont like it dont buy it. Day 1 for me, looks awesome 😁
The Guy looks more angry than being a creep.
This might possibly be the worst game I’ve ever seen. If you’re looking for this sorta thing, play any of Robert Yang’s games like Stick Shift.
This games not my cup of tea. But it’s for someone. Heck if it were up to me Animal Crossing wouldn’t be on the eshop because it doesn’t interest me. But it’s not. Remember that just because you don’t personally like something doesn’t mean everyone too.
@Zuljaras I suppose but we have gone from major politicians talking about a GTA mod that wasn't even part of the original game to being able to jack it on your Nintendo switch with barely a word from Nintendo. I think there has still been a lot of liberation of what you can do in the games market
They should "pull this game off the e-Shop" right now.
The eShop threw quality control out the window when they replaced the Virtual Console with "Nindies" to pad the Switch's digital library with new, mostly cheap games every week. 99 percent of the eShop is pure garbage in terms of everything from production values to (often borderline plagiaristic) artwork and logos that look like the work of high school students. Nintendo did this to address the lack of software support that was an issue with their previous consoles, but they didn't fix anything. I'd much rather sort through a handful of genuinely good, high-quality titles each month than have to navigate the absolute glut of trash which adds dozens more lousy products in the same amount of time. Quality ALWAYS trumps quantity, especially if the latter consists of stuff you'd never play, let alone buy.
In short, the eShop and its entire approach is long overdue for a thorough reevaluation by Nintendo, likely to be followed by a purge of all these wastes of space.
It will be a mass debate if anything.
This would constitute "actual sexual activity" and warrant an R18+ rating in Australia at the very least if not banned altogether.
@StuartGipp just don't hit yourself in the eye. With the joycon I mean.
@doctorhino @johnvboy Many people/organizations will try to shutdown games for whatever reasons without even playing them or watching a clip. Let's not forget that PETA wanted to shutdown Pokemon for forced animal fights
Many people like those almost naked anime games - I say let them.
Many people want to kill prostitutes with a bat in GTA - I say let them.
Many people want to play stupid dating sims - I say let them.
And so on and so on
As long as they put explicit disclaimer about the game content and age rating!!!
Still a better framerate than deadly premonition 2 😆
I suppose as long as it passed rating (PEGI, ESRB, CERO) and doesn’t infringe on their properties then it passes. Although that las one did slip by.
@RustedHero if they cant they havent had children or have had a terrible accident
I don't buy Fifa as I'd rather just go play Football in real life.
I won't buy this for a similar reason...
Babies crapping in a Splatoon rip-off, cannibals, and now spanking the monkey—what next? Sentient panties shooting each other?
...Remember when weekly game releases were interesting, and not full of crap like this?
...Also VC, remember that? sighs
Wasn’t really expecting that. Definitely a game that ain’t for me, but if this is your thing then have at it.
Sounds like trash but the best idea is to just not buy it.
Obviously re-used assets...images taken without the original posters consent...god this is unacceptable
@Rayquaza2510 okay to be fair there is a difference between censoring ones own product and forcing third parties to censor their product. At the moment, I don’t foresee Nintendo going backing and making devs censor a game like Omega Labyrinth Life or even with this one. It’s honestly a waste of time and resources.
However, Nintendo will continue to self censor their own products. They never stopped. You asked about Tokyo Mirage Sessions, which is slightly a bad example but either way Nintendo first party, so they see nothing wrong to “localize” if you will.
I hope that at the bare minimum clarifies things.
This game looks w*nk
The Switch e-shop makes the Wii store seem like it had nothing but AAA games.
@echoplex Depends on “leg” size 😂
@Joeynator3000 To be fair, Bloodstained 2 is out! So it’s not a TOTAL loss lol
@RazumikhinPG why is no one surprised YOU of all people would want to purchase and play such nonsense?
Pretty grim ... but its no Safety First!!
@Zuljaras opinions will always differ (that's how most people work) but for me anime famservice and a "simulator" are totally 2 different things.
And I talk about anime fanservice that is allowed on consoles, not H stuff that's PC only (that in it's own is also something different than these 2)
@Rayquaza2510 So one is allowed simulator and the other is not?
For me those anime fanservice games are simulators with a plot. But I have to admit they have a huge player base ... I wonder why?
@playstation_king Yeah that baffled me too. I mean before the internet the Sears bikini section in the weekly catalog was a good start as a youngling but this dude is using Polaroids of whatever? Hey I guess I shouldn't judge the more I think of it.
Hope it has motion controls
"Has Nintendo's eShop Quality Control Hit A New Low"
"New Low", indeed...
There are literally games that are based around nudity on the switch. Don’t get me wrong this game is... interesting, but not as bad as it could be...
“Welp,Time to burn my phone.”
Oh wow, someone made a simulation of my daily life 😃👍
When did the eshop have quality control?
I expected as much a game for every deviant gaming flavors. lmao and those complaining you obviously are the one liking this type of game otherwise whey even give it more PRESS. Your own actions just gives is more credentials then it needs.
@SwitchForce Giving a game press and calling it garbage are way different things. It's not like they are all out there creating petitions to shut it down.
I find this not more controversial than the thousand killing games on the platform. This is harmless and silly (and self-censored), and shouldn't pop up in your eShop catalog anyway with age restrictions set up. I will recommend this to a friend just for laughs.
@Severian That series hasn't been localized so far.
Sooo.. I actually DM’d Nintendo on Twitter about this game. Said this is ‘a parent seeing their kid play it’ away from a lawsuit. I told them it’s time to bring back the seal of approval, for their own good.
... I feel like a loser
@TG16_IS_BAE At the least, publishing a physical product on Nintendo's cart systems meant you were on the hook for whatever minimum thousands of copies Nintendo required you to order, so publishing trash meant it had to at least be trash that that many thousands of people would want to pay full price for. (plus in the case of a game like Superman, whatever licensing fees the character rights holder wants)
That's at least a small deterrent.
Stuff like this makes me glad that I don't currently own a Switch.
The eShop was actually one of my personal favorite things from both the Wii U and N3DS line of systems.
The Switch has great games, both physical and digital, but this is just ridiculous.
As long as the game isn't trying to incite hate, violence or is illegal in any way then it is fair game.
@DoktorTotenKopf do I know you girl?
Quality control has always been a myth.
LMFAO what is this haha. This game is insane
An online shop was one of your favourite things about a console rather than the actual games in said shop?
Switch has lots of games on its eshop that may not be of the highest quality but it does not take away from the large amount of stellar games also on said eshop. And even the so called less quality titles will have worth to some.
You are the one losing out either way.
@Rayquaza2510 wow calm down it's just a stupid game it's nothing you need to get tick off over and no it won't cause Nintendo to censor anything
😂🤣😂🤣 This is just too damn funny! Some of you seriously need to calm down. The situation isn't as drastic. Sure, the eShop is filled with trash but exactly how much of that trash makes it to the top? Additionally, people should be doing their research before ever dropping money on a game. Don't just go by a trailer, actually check out the game play first. I have no problem with this game being on the eShop. It's way past time for A-O rated games to be on digital stores anyway. We have parental controls for a reason.
Agree. As usual this just reeks of 'I don't like this it shouldn't exist.' Will I play the game? No. Should it be allowed on the E-Shop if Nintendo doesn't mind it being there? Yes. The people cry over this stuff need to get a grip. Don't buy the game, it won't have any effect on you.
Think of the children 😀
Guarantee this will get taken down, and people who purchased will be selling Switch consoles with it downloaded on for $1000+ on the Bay.
@popey1980 It was the seal of quality.
Also, it never had anything to do with quality! It just signified the product was officially licensed. Look how much the garbage the NES library contains. "Seal of quality", my ass.
Utter garbage; if you need that outlet in Life, save your money and join Reddit for free.
@RazumikhinPG I’m a guy; figured you’re the type that likes dogs and peanut butter...
@westman98 Yep. He played the sequel as well.
@Snesionetty Sony and Steam aren't much better. Still, this is just ridiculous
@Incarna Are you firm in that belief?
@TheFatPlumber i bet youre fun at parties.
Am I the only one that sort of enjoyed superman 64 back in the day?
@ncb1397 Probably! 😅
@LightyKD If this game ends up being in the top 30.......LOL
@Ultrasmiles I would laugh so hard if it was a Kemco game
We’ve all been there.
@TG16_IS_BAE knowing how people are, I feel that many will buy this game for shock value.
@LightyKD Yeah, these types of games are literally designed for that, unfortunately. It’ll probably only be $2, so that it will pique peoples curiosity.
It just better have a Mario cameo.
Iwata is rolling over in his grave.
Why did this game get approved but maximum football didn't
If Nintendo tried to curate the eShop, people would complain that it is hurting smaller developers (which happened at the beginning of the Switch cycle).
If Nintendo tried to censor things, people would tell it to “grow up.”
So Nintendo has decided to let to the ratings agencies and the marketplace dictate what is allowed.
It’s a no win situation.
What quality control?
The theme of ANY game has nothing to do with the Quality of it.
Devs are free to take their chances and gamers are free to choose where to spend their money.
Worst article I ever read here on Nintendo Life. Prejudiced biased opinion is not news material.
A perfect game for the GameGrumps to play.
@StuartGipp congrats on getting the most amount of likes on any comment on NL
Well said, agree 100%.
@BenAV Agreed. It’s surprisingly enlightened for a company that doesn’t trust its fans enough for voicechat.
This isn’t about quality control. It’s about staying relevant.
I’ve already shared this trailer with three of my friends. It’s called marketing, any of which in any capacity is generally considered ‘good’.
@Shworange Didn’t Iwata want games to reach the widest audience possible?
@Fandabidozi As your legal representative, Jimmy, I really must insist that you stop hanging around dodgy websites to discuss your own sexual deviancies.
You have an audition coming up for Jack and the Beanstalk. Don’t blow it.
@gamekill Agreed. Moral high-horsing snobbery.
Like they’ve never palmed their sausage in the back of a car next to that baby from Trainspotting before 🧐
@Zuljaras Thought that might be a link to someone being actually offended to back up your claim. Why are you angry about something that doesn't exist?
Not sure why you'd need a video games console to play this?
PS4 have loads of these crap games too.
This is disappointing. I thought we'd finally reached a new low with this game that could perhaps put the Wii U classic Meme Run to shame.
Re: the article update.
An "accident"? They accidentally spent time porting a game to a system architecture they never intended to release it on?
Must be like the time Google "accidentally" spent a lot of time writing code to scrape everyone's wi-fi details.
@BumpkinRich "And what bunch of losers actually make this into a "game"?"
"I think the bigger issue here is why this game even exists"
"This is a disgusting, offensive game." - (this one actually has positive writing after that sentence so it is slightly ok)
Those are the only ones that caught my eye before my post.
Now you can call me the Nitpicking Edge Lord ok?
Damn it, I was so looking forward to buying and playing this.
"Accident"... sure. It's still in the coming soon section in the Australian/European eShops for now but I guess that won't last long then?
Been cancelled. Shame, would have made a big splash....
I have loved all the references to how this game is "coming soon". So appropriate.
Safe to say any surprise I felt yesterday is far exceeded by the notion that it's possible to ACCIDENTALLY LIST A GAME ON A PLATFORM YOU AREN'T RELEASING IT ON.
What's next, dear 2020, an eShop page for Ghost of Tsushima?😆
Maybe it's another case of life imitating art. I believe the game's protagonist also used the "accidental release" defence.
How can you accidentally list a game with screenshots and details about the game as well as a price if it wasn't even in development for the system? That requires someone to know what they are doing to submit all that information in the first place. That doesn't happen by mistake. Did they fall on the keyboard at their desk and all that wrote itself and submitted itself for approval?
Prudish Internet Bullies Silence Goofy Indie Developer
My theory is Nintendo saw the backlash from this comment section and quietly told the company to take their game down
That’s a shame . Looks funny
Ultimate Games got caught already ‘beaten’ at their own game.
@YaseenSaeed haha I would never have noticed 🤨
@MS7000 hah! You said 'strokes'!
I thought everyone was pro no censorship but now we're pro censorship. Everyone make a decision then get back to me. I guess Sony was right after all
@sixrings fondling yourself as a core mechanic of the game vs cleavage in waifus. There's a line, & this crossed that. But then again, some of the Nintendo censorship that has occured has involved potentially underage girls in Xenoblade, so again, it's another area that needs (ad)dressing.
@HappyMaskedGuy I can honestly say I've never done that.
I did do some peach palming once, in the back of a car, though...
@Zuljaras So 3 comments catch your eye. Two sound more disappointed than offended and the other being the most reasonable thing written on the internet since 2013. And you say:
"It is funny how many people find this game offensive. This tells much about the fragility of peoples minds"
Kind of prompts the question - why do you think people who are offended by something have fragile minds and if their offence offends you what does that mean?
@sikthvash I dunno. This is all subjective. Who gets to decide what's over the line. I thought this exact thing was what people disliked about Nintendo in previous generations.
"Listed as an accident."
Okay, sure, totally reasonable to go through all the extra hoops to have a game and its screens, and details listed 9n the site with a date.
Definitely slipping on a banana peel there.
@BumpkinRich I am not offended at all.
I just see that pattern all the time. I guess you felt offended in some way to respond to me with "edgy" and stuff. If that is the case my apologies.
I see people being "disgusted" by games they only read about. This is my beef with the situation.
Also it is 2020 and the "offended" movement is in full power. That is my opinion.
Hmm, even though the premise was silly and the gameplay was shallow, I'm disappointed in Nintendo for being cowards. Why do we have age restriction options for the console in the first place? It's meaningless when stuff like this can happen.
A dumb joke of a game like this they're able to take down, but horrible Joycons they made themselves they're not able to take down and revise.
The masses have accepted war, brutality, and gorefests, they have accepted gambling, microtransactions, and other means of brain manipulation and controversy in gaming. It's all on here on the eShop, but a stupid joke must be banned.
And the caved devs don't make it any better. Porting a game by accident? Now that's a first. I'm now more ashamed of their cowardness and untruthfulness than I am of their product.
For me the problem is not even Nintendo or Ultimate Games. The problem is NintendoLife and similar news outlets that hype such things out of proportion. Why has NintendoLife no age restrictions in place? Why are kids able to read articles about games not meant for them? This should've run smoothly into the 16+ or 18+ category, but now it's gone. Congratulations!!
It is a game designed to be YouTube bait. Create a controversial game and then generate buzz.
It could also be the devs just trying anything to gain game programming experience.
Who at pegi gave that a 16?
Guess you will have to jack it on PC like we always do... oh well, apparently the developers got caught by Nintendo.
I don't have anything against joke games, considering they allow crappy mobile ports on there all day, but I'm not sure that trailer was passable for the store page.
@KryptoniteKrunch Notice some of the reaction now that it has been learned that the game was "listed by accident."
To bee honest, I honestly am not sure how this did not get the PEGI equivalent of the ESRB's AO rating — which would have made it ineligible for the eShop. I wonder if that was the error/accident.
@SKTTR That’s such a lukewarm hot take it couldn’t even get my eggs started.
Imagine being a dev working on this and thinking "Jesus what am I doing with my life??? "
I don’t want
When I think about you,
@SKTTR well you know ... more restrictions means less exposure to ads therefore less revenue.
I am all in for that but I don't see it happening.
@Zuljaras Yeah, it seems NintendoLife makes more money off this game than the devs could ever do.
I'm glad to hear Ultimate Games has gotten in touch with you, @Damo.....
Not quite sure how the listing could be an "accident", as they call it. Anyways, even if it does look trashy, it's a shame they're taking it down. We have age ratings for a reason and I guess it kinda sucks for anyone who may have wanted to play it. Sure, it looks terrible, but it's not like it's gonna sell millions and be all over the eShop so I guess it doesn't make much difference either way.
@sixrings it boils down to choice & people want that choice, especially if other places in the world get the uncensored versions. I guess it is subjective, but of course local rules have to be followed. In some cases it's down to being PC & playing it safe. It's weird though as some games have censorship & others don't, even when taking into account the same subject matters (eg. clothing on adolescents) on the same system. Steam does censoship, but then you can patch in official / non-official mods to your hearts content to remove or reinstate the developers intended you to see, which we're all grateful for.
What I like about these situations is it's a fantastic way to gain attention and to gain free advertising.
Seems like a lot of work went into the "accident" for it to be an "accident."
@Severian Well, panties and lasers... that game already exists actually...
@Daniel36 Oh, I know--that was the point of my post--to show that the absurdity has been filling up the e-shop for a while. XD The sarcasm just wasn't written cleverly enough to be picked up by others, oh well.
Thank god lol
Well, I guess the game failed at its own objective.
Pulled off at the last minute.
I think he means their fragile offence offends him, kind of answered your question there.
@Severian Man, I should've known... You were so specific, it could never have been coincidence.
guess ya better ban dead or alive extreme 3 scarlet then lol
@NEStalgia I'd be careful with the guilt by association, pal. That wheel turns and turns, and might turn on you one day.
Speaking of inappropriate, is Hatred coming to the switch?
@NEStalgia Alright. You just happened to pick my favourite episode of that show with that meme. I'll tip my hat.
The fact that this was an "accident" speaks volumes about the eShop's (nonexistent) quality control... this game even got an official rating, WHY??!!
If only it had DLC of Peewee Herman being in a movie theater.
@Incarna I was going to give this comment a like, but it has 69 likes right now, so...
Looks like they got caught
@Zuljaras The pattern I see is people assuming others level of offense when they give their opinion. Then trying to shut that discussion down.
Hyper-puritanical gaming cucks...hyper-puritanical cucks everywhere
@Paraka AKA: someone is getting fired at Nintendo
I know Nintendo has let go of the Quality thinking somewhat when it comes to indie games flooding the eshop, but this time I thought they gone crazy. Its time Nintendo starts being a bit more selective of which games are allowed on their shop
@Antraxx777 - Reality would suggest they shouldn't be, but in today's climate it would be surprising to be fired over this.
I watched the trailer and I dont know what to say. Everyone here is taking it lightly and jokes about it but Im here completely shocked. And ive seen alot, questionable pictures of Pheromosa to begin with.
Dude, the eShop isn't the only reason why I'm okay not owning a Switch at the moment.
@Rayquaza2510 The censorship in those games was done by the localization teams having the power to remove what they personally wanted to remove because the execs in Japan felt that they knew best especially with Nintendo gaining a lot of their revenue from the NA market. This is, of course, ill advised as the removal of anime fanservice or whatever isn't going to do anything for the average westerner that gets filtered by the artstyle and genre and any sales success is more likely to do with marketing than regionally cut content.
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