Kim Jong-il and North Korea references pulled from Homefront in Japan

Saturday, 5th February 2011 14:07 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

Spike, Homefront’s publisher in Japan, has decided to remove North Korean dictator Kim Jong-il from the game’s intro due to guidelines set by the CERO ratings board.

According to Spike’s official website, translated by Andriasang, the CERO has specific guidelines regarding portrayals of existing people and countries. Because of this, mentions of the North Korea itself have been removed from the game as well.

Here’s the list of changes due to the ratings board:

  • In one live action sequence in the game’s opening movie that depicts North Korean leader Kim Jong-il as having died, the image of Kim Jong-il has been removed.
  • In scenes that have been deemed malicious to an existing country, said country is now referred to as “A Certain Country to the North.”
  • In scenes that have been deemed malicious to an existing person, said person is now referred to as “Northern Leader.”

Other than the changes mentioned above, the game will stay intact.

In the game, Kim Jong-il dies, and when a new dictator takes his place, he starts enveloping surrounding countries before invading the United States.

Homefront was dated for Japan yesterday, and release on April 17.

It releases on March 15 in the US and March 18 in the UK.



  1. LOLshock94

    Kim Jong-il is an inspiration to all leaders

    #1 4 years ago
  2. dandan123

    come on LOL it would be funny :P

    #2 4 years ago
  3. DarkElfa

    It’s really sad that in an enlightened age governments still have to treat their people like children and put a hand in front of their eyes.

    #3 4 years ago
  4. DaMan

    their government doesn’t need a potentially uh, unfriendly neighbour to find out the japanese are fighting virtual North Korea, nothing to do with anything else.

    #4 4 years ago
  5. theDottore

    so, what is actually left of the game?

    #5 4 years ago
  6. DSB

    It would actually probably be an even better game if some strange unknown superpower just decided to invade the US.

    Personally I’d enjoy the mystery more than the idea that the worlds greatest superpower got invaded by one of the worlds most empoverished banana republics.

    #6 4 years ago

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