The Callisto Protocol has been banned in Japan due to excessive violence concerns.

The Callisto Protocol has been banned in Japan due to excessive violence concerns. CERO would have allowed it to get rated if the developer made a censored version for them, but Striking Distance Studios refused to comply, leading to the ban.

https://www.gamesradar.com/the-callisto-protocol-has-been-canceled-in-japan-due-to-a-censorship-dispute/

https://www.gamespot.com/videos/the-callisto-protocol-canceled-in-japan-heres-why-gamespot-news/2300-6459863/

https://www.ign.com/articles/the-callisto-protocol-canceled-in-japan-over-ratings-board-dispute

  1. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Also the game's pricing has apparently been delisted from Steam.

  2. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    what in the fuck? japan of all places considers this too violent?

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      The Japanese have always been censorship heavy when it came to violence and gore.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        But pantsu on 9 year old is ok
        What a wacky place

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          it's the opposite in the west
          gore and dismemberment is normal but if she's 17 years and 364 days old it must be shut down

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Have you seen the death scenes?

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Japan and censoring gore goes as far back as REmake on Gamecube

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Yes. Even older games like the original Resident Evil 2 were censored in Japan. The Cero D versions of the last few games are super censored, and even the Cero Z versions of the games that are supposed to be uncensored are still censored.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      CERO does not represent the average Jap gamer.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Japan is funny, they """"censor"""" porn like genitals, but violence and gore it's outright banned,it was funny seeing resi 7 censored, the beginning when Mia saws Ethan's arm off but the arm is completely fine and intact
      Though the west is not different, someone pulling a head off witn the spine attached? Totally fine but some anime titties? Ban that shit

  3. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Space gore kino

  4. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Does this guy know any other marketing techniques?
    DS was "so violent, churches hate it!"
    DS2 was "so horrifying, your mom hates it!"
    DS3 was EA's doing and killed the franchise so don't know what they did advertising wise

    Now CP is 'whooa so violent and scary, Japan doesn't want you to play it"

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      EA has nothing to do with this game.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        What does that have to do with anything in my post, anon?
        The Dev of CP made DS1 and 2.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          >[insert pgroup here] bands product becaus [reason]
          >apparently no one is allowed to talk about this because of some autist crying about marketing
          Okay.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            Are you schizophrenic? No where did I said no one is allowed to talk about this. I simply stated that this developer is a one trick pony when it comes to marketing the game.

            Why do you think this is marketing? All it is is a case of Cero telling devs to censor shit, just like Capcom did in the last few RE games, and SDS didn’t comply, so it’s banned. It’s that simple.

            This is 1000% a PR stunt.

            • 1 month ago
              Anonymous

              >This is 1000% a PR stunt.
              Meds.

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                The fact it's being reported on and pushed in multiple places tells me it's almost certainly for PR. Publishing this info to your western audience isn't going doing anything but "virtue signal" how based you are for not releasing a censored JP version that would have sold like 1000 copies. It's not like they didn't already know before they submitted it that it would be turned down.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Why do you think this is marketing? All it is is a case of Cero telling devs to censor shit, just like Capcom did in the last few RE games, and SDS didn’t comply, so it’s banned. It’s that simple.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        I could see it being half true. CERO denying classification only blocks the PS4/5 and physical Xbox releases. Steam doesn't require ratings at all, and MS accepts IARC ratings, which is actually already what's on the JP store page for the game. I don't think they expected to get past CERO to begin with, the marketing team planning around that doesn't sound too farfetched.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          It doesn't even have jp pricing on steam anymore.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      You’re getting confused. Dead Space didn’t have the church hating it, that was Dante’s inferno, and that marketing campaign was the result of EA’s meddling.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Japan loves CP though

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      What does that have to do with anything in my post, anon?
      The Dev of CP made DS1 and 2.

      >The Dev of CP made DS1 and 2.
      Schofield was only involved with Dead Space 1 and Extraction anon, DS2 and 3 had nothing to do with him.

      >gore good, tits bad!

      Both are in excessive amounts

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >the.priest hates it
      >your mum hates it
      >fans hate it
      >japan hates it
      Amazing progression

  5. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >3 different websites
    >no archives
    Way to go, retarded newfag. I refuse to engage with your thread.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Archives is considered spam now. Even with one link you can't post.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Replace the .ph with .is. Not that hard, newfag.

  6. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    How will I watch my vtubers play it now

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Cero only restricts the console versions, PC version is still fine.

  7. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I will now buy your game.

  8. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    THE GAME JAPAN DOESNT WANT YOU TO PLAY

  9. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Censorship bad.

  10. 1 month ago
    Anonymous
    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Cero is gay.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        cero is based actually
        japan can do no wrong!

  11. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >pedophilia good, blood bad!

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >gore good, tits bad!

  12. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Why do you Westacucks care? You're not Japanese and never will be. Just like Japs will never play a good game in their lives.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      I can’t feel bad for people that have to put down extra money to import a copy of a game they want to play?

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        The international version is probably cheaper than the Jap version. Have you seen how expensive their games are?

  13. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Sucks for them, I'm still getting it. Also don't link to shitty sites.

  14. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Can't they at least sell the PC version on adult game stores? Plenty of gore in those.

  15. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    How the fuck ? dicky good, gore bad for Japs I guess.

  16. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    old news

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      indeed, it's TOO old for japs actually
      this is hag news that no one cares about anymore

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      indeed, it's TOO old for japs actually
      this is hag news that no one cares about anymore

      Am Slowpoke
      Never heard of this

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        It happened yesterday.

  17. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I want this game to be good so fucking bad.
    Both as a survival horror fan and as a big fuck you to EA

    Having said that i can't shake the feeling the game is going to be absolutely busted on release, filled with sloppy animations, bad lighting and glitches everywhere

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