This week saw the release of One-Hand-Free Studios' Waifu Uncovered on the Nintendo Switch eShop.
As you might recall, it mixes bullet-hell shoot 'em up action with "a light-hearted story" in which you de-robe one of eight "beautiful females" by blasting away their virus-infected clothing. It even comes with a "one finger mode" for when you're "busy with other things", as well as a "censorship unlock system".
Its openness seems to have caused some issues, as the title has now been pulled from the eShop in Japan. Here's the official notice about this temporary removal from its publisher Eastasiasoft:
According to Automaton (via Nintendo Everything), Waifu Uncovered's removal is supposedly tied to a scene that reveals some extra skin. The uncensored mode was reportedly removed from the Japanese version of the game, so this particular scene shouldn't even be on display.
During a brief second of gameplay, one of the character’s breasts is fully exposed. This is the scene in which it can occur
Normally there should be clothing or some sort of object preventing full exposure:
As noted by Eastasiasoft, it's now working on a fix to bring the game back as quickly as possible.
[source automaton-media.com, via nintendoeverything.com]
what.........how's that possible
I am gonna have to try out this one finger mode you talk about🤔
Nothing has ever been improved with less bewbs.
One should expect this to happen to a game from "One-Hand-Free Studios."
So there is censorship after all. They're not going any further than, say, Senran Kagura series. And when they did, they quickly got cold feet.
Boobies bad. Smash some skulls in with a baseball bat. Like a good person.
Remember folks, violence, drug use, murder, mass murder, all fine in games. Anything sexual? Pure evil.
Might I suggest "The Last Jedi"?
@Heavyarms55 Bare boobs make baby jesus cry ☹️
Most likely was due to it violating the CERO rating it got. That's the only real reason. Otherwise, there's not much of a problem if they were a higher rating. If I recall correctly, uncensored tits aren't an issue in Japan, unless it's with Sony.
They should release a patch 'fixing' it.... then release an undo patch 6 months later and hopefully Nintendo won't notice for a while 👍😄
@Heavyarms55 Seems like it's been that way, especially since Attorney General Janet Reno removed skin on HBO, Cinemax, and Showtime in the 90s--we had way more skin then, and violence seemed to get crazier, though not as outrageous as the splatterfests of the 1980s.
Can Japan not be horny for like, 5 minutes?
@PBandSmelly 🇯🇵: No
Hahahahha, serious that's a way to wake me up
@Saro Actually, in Japan, uncensored breasts are fine in print and movies, but are completely banned in video games, regardless of age rating. It makes no sense.
And people wanna claim the West is full of prudes lmao. Sexual crap is heavily monitored everywhere. If we lived in Japan, we'd probably understand their culture and reasoning a bit better. Shame that no place on Earth is safe from controlling everything overly sexual...
@RainbowGazelle I wasn't aware of that. Thanks. Still the backwardness applies to many questionable censorship laws they have, so not too surprising.
Japan's censorship rules regarding sexuality are among the most confusing and arbitrary out there...
But it's a shame that we still live in a day and age where people feel the need to protect adults from being exposed to amateurish drawings like this one...
Lame. Need I say more, NL?
So Waifu Uncovered has been temporarily pulled from from the eShop because of an Uncovered Waifu
Whats even worse is that i went right you youtube to find said deleted scene but alas, it was nowhere to be seen 🤔
Open-minded as Japan may seem about this stuff when compared to the west, naughtier games have own stuff to keep in mind there - and if you're not rolling out a clearly adult-oriented work (which is apparently a grade above even "18+", yes), the need for Barbie Anatomy trope is one of them.
The devs, apparently a western studio themselves, are just learning it the hard now, it seems.😅
@WoomyNNYes you'd think baby Jesus would be more likely driven to tears by the absence of bare boobs within his reach. Like most people in the age discussed.😄
@Severian I'd say people who unironically attempt to search our world for the anatomical standards of some naturally alien ones have more psychological predicaments than just the lack of relationship motivation.🙄
For all the jokes about hentai and sex in Japan, there is actually a high statistic of people who have less sex on average than the rest of the world. The abundance of smut is somewhat unsurprising as a means to encourage sex because of the declining population, but what is also controversial is that the more porn there is, the less inclination to have normal healthy sexual relationships because of the disconnect between fantasy in hentai versus an actual human being who doesn’t have perfect curves.
The art in the game is rather amateurish; if it were more stylish and more detailed, it could have more appeal. Just sayin’.
Who would buy that crap anyway? 🤦🏻
I love the oxymoron of Japan, they have some real mental fetishs, but are such prudes with stuff like this
Lot's of people calling out Japan here and as someone who has actually lived in Japan for 5 years I can tell you that this is not "Japan being prudish" but much more likely the game having been improperly labelled or rated.
OMG a cartoon boob is fully exposed for a second?!? Somebody quick, pull the game off the shelves! HURRY MAN WE MUST THINK OF THE CHILDREN!!!
I'm kind of flabbergasted as I thought the entire game would be full of boobs. Isn't that like 100% what this game is about?
Not my thing at all, but the massive freakout over an animated boob showing up in a game called Waifu Uncovered is hilarious.
It's absurd how imagery of topless females has gradually become classified as very explicit - it wasn't even considered nudity when I was young. And the most forbidden part is the nipple, which is what men have too. I just don't understand it.
I like my nipples.
@Heavyarms55 I agree! it’s amazing how well we can accept murder but afraid of breasts! any person can google breasts on their phone and see thousands, why are we so afraid of a game?
@Xiovanni Thanks for sharing that insight.
@Taarna Funniest? I didn’t see anything funny in the TLOU2 scene, haha. It was just awkward because Owen is the worst.
Holy Hot Coffee Batman!
@JR150 Except the internet. I guess that exists in it's own space, though.
@stevep Don't get me wrong, it's all fiction in this case, I don't think we should shy away from either violence or sexual content in fiction. I just think it's utterly absurd that we seem totally okay with intense portrayals of violence in media but big boobs or a short skirt is somehow unacceptable.
I remember an example that always made me laugh at how stupid it was. In the Pokemon game on Gamecube, Colosseum, the game starts out with the MC literally BOMBING a building like a freaking terrorist. Not even Pokemon doing it, no, he BOMBED a place in the first scene of the game.
But when that game came to America, what did they change? They made the skirt on the female protagonist longer. Because oh man, thighs are too raunchy for our kids, but hey, acts of terrorism are no big deal because it was the bad guys he was probably murdering!
It's all fiction, and so long as it's rated and the consumer knows what they are buying, then it should be up to the consumer.
And for the parents who whine about what their kids are playing - that's on the parents. If you're too busy to spend 5 minutes Googling a game your 9 year old asked for - you're a failure of a parent.
I mean someone must’ve programmed that. Nip slips happen by accident in real life not in video games.
Just popping in to say it's super weird when people equate sexual content and violence like they're the same thing.
Not arguing in favour of censorship. I don't care about the anime tiddy in the anime tiddy game. It's just weird when people act like it's a hypocrisy to favour violence over sex. It's not a sliding scale.
@Baker1000 The article explains that it was programmed for the western version of the game and apparently it is mistakenly accessible in the Japanese version.
@JR150 You’re clearly not from Europe. 😘
@Incarna I'd say that it went arse over tit
Already rated M for mature?
Quelle surprise, THIS again. One hand free? Blasting off childlike anime girl's 'virus infected' clothes? Jesus. Watch porn or play a game, no one needs both at once FFS.
Game pulled from eShop for delivering what the title promised.
I'm glad I bought it already
It’s not about censorship or the USA one would have been pulled first. CERO has very specific guidelines for each rating as opposed to the western counterparts which a bit more vague. If it violates its CERO rating, it has to pulled. I don’t even think Nintendo has a choice in that...
@Darkyoshi98 the western one wasn’t pulled tho..
Wow. I saw this coming soon, and was surprised that it was allowed. I’m not judging if you get this game, but just use google man, come on...
@mousieone still glad I did just in case it does get pulled
@Kidfunkadelic83 I found them in google images.
I remember a PC hentai game with this exactly premise years and years ago, and you got to see EVERYTHING. Lame.
@Kidfunkadelic83 Try that review, there is a titty screenshot https://moegamer.net/2020/04/13/waifu-uncovered-return-of-the-strip-em-up/amp/
@RainbowGazelle i agree the censor rating board over there in japan are just as bat$hit crazy as some of the sjws here in the u.s.
@Xiovanni I like your nipples, too
i love the premise of this game loool
I saw this on the e-Shop while browsing last night. I had a hearty laugh when I read the description of the innovative "One handed-mode". LOL
It's Better than Sony, At least the lewdness will somewhat be kept..
even if theres less of it...
One-Hand Free Studios? One-Hand Free to do what? Jerk off?
@SuperRetro64 : Touché.
I've never watched a Star Wars film though, and I can't see that changing any time soon.
lol does not matter... thrashy game...
Did you know? If you input thd konami code in the title screen you unlock fully uncensored mode where you can see absolutely everything. There's no need in thanking me.
Oh, and the btw, besides the girls, the game in fact is fun. Is a competent shoot em up. It's not the best in the eshop, but it's better than the average. And arcade mode is a real challenge.
@GVIL I've always had better results with two.
I purchased this title(America) and it's got some nice "visuals" but I definitely feel a little cheated because the reveals don't reveal enough. I hope the update/s include a full nudity option. I bought it because I was thought the game would be more adulterated, only to find out that the parts we really want to see are still covered up and that is a HUGE bummer. Everyone who keeps insulting people who enjoy adult content: (1) you keep bringing up Nazi stuff, while trying to burn our games... Guess who burned books. (2) you keep insisting that smut causes men to not have relationships, and devalue women etc... This simply isn't true life experience, rejection, heartache, and distrust are the cause of men not pursuing relationships; and both sexes devalue themselves they don't need any help from the opposite sex. (3) we accept things we don't like all the time, so just accept that other people like things that you don't and get over it you can't control the world. Most people are happy you don't control the world. Difference in opinion is the bedrock of understanding, people's unwillingness to understand is the breeding pool of ignorance and oppression. The same people preaching acceptance and equality are the same people choking out human nature and growth.
@ALinkttPresent sounds like it should be the opposite way around, programmed for Japan but mistakenly accessible in the western release. Anyway, not that I actually care about games like these
Anyone else bought this game?
I've actually really enjoyed it. I'm not the breast at shmups, but I still enjoy them. This one was pretty cool.
I've only played it for like 2 hours, but it is a fun time killer. And that's all I ask from a $5 game. I still haven't beaten all the bosses yet. I had a weird glitch end the game on the next to last level and didn't have time to re-start.
If anyone is curious, doesn't seem to show vajayjay.
For fun factor, I'd give this an 8 out of ten. I'm actually hoping they have some DLC.
@aquinas1776 I'm pretty certain both men AND women watch porn, it works both ways.
Seems to be a lot of extreme comments here.
My 2c, I’d much rather my kid see a boob (something he saw a lot of as a baby, as he was breast fed), than any amount of violence.
As to people calling seeing a breast (of all things) pornography.. sigh. People have crazy views on breast feeding because they equate nipples (something we all have) with porn.
And it’s a cartoon breast at that!
And why do some of you equate game playing with children anyhow? Should gta (for example) be played by children?
@Heavyarms55 Most Japanese I've ever spoken to are actually very not prudish. They are very reserved when out in public or at work, but when they get home and chill they are exceptionally lively! My aunt (God rest her soul), was actually very open about Japanese culture and how people tended to have two faces (how she put it) one for public and one for home.
This is as you've said probably a rating issue as CERO is notoriously picky. There are interviews all the Japanese development scene over how many hoops they have to go through with CERO to secure a certain rating. And CERO is more often then not going to censor blood and gore over sexual themes.
This game needs to be reviewed here.
@Wexter Yeah, I'd say that's quite accurate to the experience I've had in Japan. Although I thought about it more as a "work face" and a personal face, the idea is essentially the same.
I don't really think its a bad thing either. People should behave differently in a professional setting than they do with their friends. And in my experience likely far more limited than your aunt's, if I am right in assuming she is Japanese, Japanese people aren't prudish toward sexual things - its much more embarrassment and a sense that that kind of thing should be more private, not that there's anything wrong with it. And I kind of like that idea.
@aquinas1776 you proven everyone points if you have something against these type of games dont play it at all but dont try to force your views or agendas against these type of games on everyone else.
@Heavyarms55 She was Japanese yes (she passed away a few months ago), but I'd say that's very accurate. It's more an embarrassment of like "woo this is naughty" kinda embarrassment how a child looks at that kind of thing. There is an innocence to it compared to North America when it comes to sexual content. Though she spent a lot of her adult years in Canada and actually grew frustrated when she would visit Japan. She would say that rigidity became frustrating as in normal conversation with a stranger they'd avoid direct eye contact. She preferred how when asked how she was doing by a stranger in Canada they actually kinda cared to know, compared to Japan where it felt more like a formality. She called herself Canadianized-Japanese which I found kinda charming.
Though she did love Japan and always pushed me to pursue teaching there. She said Japan is one of the most gorgeous countries in the world and is full of heart. She said getting to spend just a year in Japan is a blessing you'd cherish for a lifetime. She'd be very impressed that you got to spend five years there.
@Wexter I'm curious, what part of Japan is she from? The rigity you're talking about I've seen in big cities, but I've spent most of my time here in "rural" (by Japan standards, I can walk to the nearest city if I don't mind burning an hour or so) Shiga. And the people here are some of the friendliest and most welcome humans beings I have ever had the pleasure of meeting. I've often had complete strangers come up to me and start up a conversation. Everyone waves back and returns my greetings too.
But in Tokyo especially, there's this sense of urgency to everyone and everywhere. There's so many people but all isolated in their own groups. They aren't rude they're... disconnected and too busy.
Anyway I couldn't agree more about the beauty of this country. It's a positively gorgeous place everywhere. Even in the so-called "red-light districts" in Tokyo and Osaka (which I have visited) there's just this endless style and unique fashion.
Not to mention how clean Japan is. If I do see trash on the ground I notice it because of its rarity. The only places that I could really say are dirty are trash bin areas after a festival - because there's never enough. lol
And you get these gorgeous rolling mountains covered in green forests... And the view, of the sun setting over the mountains across Lake Biwa is a sight that may have no rival. You get sunsets over mountains or lakes, but at Lake Biwa you get both at the same time.
@Heavyarms55 She was actually from Hokkaido and a small rural village. When she was visiting it was mostly to Kyoto and back home. And oh man Japan is gorgeous and I really want to visit again sometime in the near future! Such an amazing country! She would always say the sakura was something you have to see in person as the pictures could never capture their beauty!
She was also a bit of an Otaku and always wanted to take me to Akihabara. She was in love with that country and I proudly blame her for my love of Japanese food, culture and entertainment! I had a bad posture and she corrected my back once and said "You will never get a beautiful Japanese girl if you slouch! Stand strong!" I always think she secretly wanted me to marry a Japanese woman! laugh Ah I miss her! Even been up to Hokkaido? Any spots you'd recommend when I get a chance to go?
@Wexter She's right about the sakura blossoms. There's something honestly magical about walking down a street lined with sakura trees in spring.
Sadly I never did get over to Hokkaido or Kyushu. I've been on Honshu the whole time.
I had a blast each time I visited Akihabara though. If you ever go, try visiting some of the retro stores. It's real cool to see nerdiness from over the different decades!
@Heavyarms55 I will glady add that to the list! Thanks for sharing your experience it brought back some warm memories!
Looks like aquinas1776 was removed? That's good news that guy was toxic
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