Heavy Rain will feature cultural censorship

Thursday, 22nd October 2009 08:28 GMT By Johnny Cullen


Speaking in the gameplay demo that was released for Japan on Monday, executive producer on Heavy Rain Guillaume de Fondaumiere has said that the game will undergo cultural censorship in some regions to get rid of stuff which will be alright in some areas, but not in others.

He does insist that the game will essentially be the same though everywhere, saying the changes that will be implemented won’t make a “big difference”.

“We wanted to have pretty much the same game everywhere, be it Europe, in the United States, or in Japan, of course, with slight adaptions — for instance, the Japanese version,” says de Fondaumiere.

“But I don’t think the changes we made will make a big difference, so that those are real modular things.”

Game is released next year. Thanks, D’Toid.



  1. freedoms_stain

    I want to know what they changed now.

    Does the milk come in bags in the Canadian version?

    Does pants refer to trousers in North America but underwear in the UK?

    #1 5 years ago
  2. mojo

    no schoolgirluniforms in non asian versions..

    #2 5 years ago
  3. DarkElfa

    Boo on all censorship!! No man needs another to decide what’s okay for him.

    #3 5 years ago
  4. Eregol

    If released in the middle east will Madison wear a Burkha?

    #4 5 years ago
  5. TJ

    It’s the kinky French rhythm-action sex games, right?

    And possibly some blood.

    What will piss me off is when we in the UK get lumped with the US version, sans tits.

    #5 5 years ago
  6. Psychotext

    I can only imagine the kinky shit in the German version… :D

    #6 5 years ago
  7. Eregol

    There wont be any red blood though will there?
    Sex is ok

    Red blood? No thanks

    #7 5 years ago
  8. Psychotext

    Sex with blood?


    #8 5 years ago
  9. Eregol

    Hey, what can I say?
    I like what I like.

    #9 5 years ago
  10. mightyhokie

    So I guess in America that means we won’t get to see tits but people being chopped into tiny bits will be culturally fine. =p

    #10 5 years ago
  11. TJ

    Yup, whereas we ought to get the tits & muff, but no butchery. Which makes slightly more sense, but is still rubbish.

    Frankly, I think we’re all getting screwed.

    #11 5 years ago
  12. Psychotext

    “Frankly, I think we’re all getting screwed.”

    That’s the Dutch version.

    #12 5 years ago
  13. gunman

    Looks like I’m going to have to import this now.

    Australia, home to the toughest video game censorship laws in the developed world.

    #13 5 years ago

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