We have some important news for Nintendo fans who might be considering Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE Encore for Switch – a re-release of an original Wii U RPG that mixed Shin Megami Tensei elements with the Fire Emblem series.
The game’s Japanese website has confirmed that it will be based on the western Wii U version of the game, with various content changes. This was indicated by a very small piece of fine-print underneath the ‘purchase’ button.
Nintendo has confirmed on the official website that the Japanese version of Tokyo Mirage Sessions Encore is based on the Western version and will feature changes pic.twitter.com/etTqYdQvNX
— Censored Gaming (@CensoredGaming_) October 17, 2019
For the uninitiated, the western Wii U version of Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE (TMS#FE) featured some significant instances of censorship and adjustments compared to the Japanese Wii U release. This included changes to revealing costumes, the editing of various cut-scenes, and even the complete replacement of bikinis as a central theme in one story arc – which left behind a bizarre narrative void for a lot of players.
In turn, this information on the Japanese website seems to imply that no regional version of the Switch re-release will feature the game’s original content from its Japanese Wii U build. However, how much censorship the Switch re-release will feature worldwide is still unclear as of right now.
We’ll report back as we hear more about the situation. Stay tuned.
Want to see the differences between the Japanese and Western releases of TMS#FE on the Wii U? Check out some comparison videos below.