Dead or Alive Xtreme 3 Scarlet Sony 1

Many had assumed that Sony’s new censorship policy would only target smaller developers, but Koei Tecmo is the latest publisher to fall foul to the Japanese giant’s buttoned up approach. A product page for the newly announced Dead or Alive Xtreme 3: Scarlet reveals that two questionable items will be removed from the PlayStation 4 version of the game – despite them being present in the Nintendo Switch edition.

Both the ‘Gold Fan’ and ‘Softening Gel’ have been taken out of the PS4 release, presumably per the platform holder’s guidelines. For those of you who don’t know, the fan effectively allows you to blow the skirts of characters, with the objective being to turn them inside out so you can get a glimpse of their underwear. Meanwhile, the gel “softens” the recipient’s breasts, making them more, er, springy. In both instances, highly embarrassing stuff.

However, both of these items were included in the previous PS4 and PS Vita versions of the game, so it’s clear that this is a new directive from the PlayStation maker. Despite the changes, it’s highly unlikely that this version will make its way overseas, as the previous editions never left their native Asia either. It’s going to be fascinating to see how the likes of Dead or Alive 6 and Catherine: Full Body Edition are affected, because it’s clear now that Sony will go after bigger publishers as well as small ones.

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