Mugen Souls Z Coming To North America And Europe (With A Few Edits)

By Ishaan . October 22, 2013 . 10:30pm

Mugen Souls Z is coming to North America and Europe, NIS America have announced. The Compile Heart RPG will be released in 2014. Here’s their summary of the game:

 

Our favorite Undisputed God of the Universe, Chou-Chou, returns with her crew for a brand-new story revolving around the zodiac. Taking place immediately after the first game, you take control of the goddess Sylma, who meets Chou-Chou before the end of the first game’s events. Sylma is out to stop an ancient threat to her world that has recently awakened. 9999 levels of maniacal mishaps and ethereal adventures await Sylma, her crew, and hordes of Shampurus as Mugen Souls Z hits Western shores in 2014!

 

Certain aspects of Mugen Souls Z, they add, will be edited for the U.S. and Europe, due to the “sensitive nature of some content”.

 


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  • Zangetsu777

    This for PS3 or PSVITA?

    • James McEneely

      PS3.

  • https://www.youtube.com/channel/UChAgYzpMfD0X9n_9uj6Zghw Jeremy

    Ps3 only.

  • M’iau M’iaut

    Guys lets think before posting and keep things on the subject of the game.

    • Leon_Tekashi

      Seriously, you should have seen what happened in Gematsu…

      • Ferrick

        he knows

      • Zero_Destiny

        We kinda have. ^^; But let’s just leave that, and the drama with it, over there. It’s rather unfortunate.

  • Leon_Tekashi

    Just like I said in Gematsu, I’m going to say it again. Removing a little bit of fan service is going to kill anyone really….I understand what they’re doing and I’m so excited for this game. Another game to look forward to in 2014.

  • https://twitter.com/RaiohV Raioh

    All I need to know is how much better than the first game is it? I haven’t played the first much yet, liked the small bit, though, there were quite obviously many problems which could become tedious later on I fear, so I wonder if this one is a lot more refined all around.

    • School Idol Addict

      Well compile heart first game in a series are often bad to so-so, but they almost always get better with each new entries in a serie, so i would bet Mugen Souls Z is a lot better then Mugen Souls.
      So if you liked Mugen Souls even just a bit, i would keep an eye on this game.

  • Herok♞

    No matter what changes they made to the game you will at least be able to play it it a different language, that you can most likely understand if you are reading this post compared to one most of us can’t so its worth a few changes

    • Draparde

      Well said!

    • Sean ‘Geg’ Reddie

      I can’t believe the amount of downvotes you’ve got. A lot of fans of Compile Heart games are massive babies. Look at the extreme drama when one DLC wasn’t localized for Hyperdimension Victory, people talking shit about NISA on their own forum LOL.

      • Herok♞

        I wouldn’t exactly say babies, if they are removing the same they did from the first game then I say that does kinda fall in to a gray area but its a grey area I rather is dealt now instead of when NISA is in court because of it because some kid somehow gets access to it, after all people found out about the ME sex scene on the off chance the thing from this would get public NISA rep would be ruined.

        • Sean ‘Geg’ Reddie

          There were people commenting on how NISA needs to go bankrupt and sell all their franchises because they didn’t bring over a DLC. I find it to be extremely petty. I’m sure NISA is just taking precautions by removing the mini-game like you said, and if that what it takes to the game outside of Japan, I wholeheartedly support it.

          • Herok♞

            If people find NISA evil how the heck are they still playing games? NISA is easily one of the best if not the best companies for localizing niche games.

        • British_Otaku

          Why did you use two different spellings for “gray” in the same sentence?

          My take on your posts otherwise is that I would have the “At least it’s in English take” if it was a more mainstream game (hence a chance of getting noticed like Dragon’s Crown) which actually has a good reputation for fun outside the lolis. I’m speaking for an outsider’s perspective, but no one here seems to think that the games are good for some reason, bizarre as this is one of the sites where people who love this stuff should be most common.

          Also, censoring games on the off chance that a kid might get access to them is a slippery slope. I know the ratings and what we protect kids from is already iffy, punishing adults is a whole ‘nother level.

          • Herok♞

            The spelling was just me typing fast, I use both versions of gray/grey interchangeably anyway.Also I just trying to say we should be happy we have a chance to play the game in the first place nothing more

  • Kyosuke Yoshino

    So they’re censoring it again? I thought they will learn from the bad sales of the first game!

    I’m happy that I already imported/played the Japanese version.

    • landlock

      I guessing since there bothering with the second game the sales weren’t that bad at all. Secondly since it’s loli content being edited no doubt. They haven’t really got a choice either.

      • Kumiko Akimoto

        Yes because full sexualization of adult females totally a ok but little drawn alien like girls and all hell breaks loose

        • Zero_Destiny

          The commenter never said the former was okay, seems more like he/she was going more among the lines that there has been precedence of editing for sexualized children in the past.

          But I’ll give you that the industry has a long line of sexualizing adult women, so there certainly seems to be a sort of ingrained thought here. Though I don’t think you’d get much accomplish by comparing the two here.

          • Kumiko Akimoto

            I never said he did it was more of a general statement about the mindset of people who cheer this on.
            Also i think it’s safe to say that if one is seen as wrong both should

          • Zero_Destiny

            I don’t know, at the end of the day to bring in ‘another wrong’ and to make broad ‘general statements’ is still just an easy and simple way to distract from properly approaching the mater at hand.

            But if we want to get into it a bit, let’s be fair here. Okay, I’m willing to give a certain amount of leeway that there may be normative biases (known or unknown) when it comes to the representation of women. The style of the content given here certainly doesn’t fit into said bias, and there’s a noticeable difference in how it will be handled compared to other products. Yeah, that is kinda lame.

        • landlock

          Well to be honest in the terms of video games neither really bother me. It’s something that comes hand in hand with Japanese titles. That said I can see why there doing it though that’s all.

      • Kyosuke Yoshino

        I don’t think that’s true, Aksys could bring over Agarest2 without any kind of censoring, which had the exact same type of mini-game…

        I’m sure sales would be better if they didn’t censor it, and to be honest I don’t even see the point. They shouldn’t try to sell this game for childrens in the first place.

        • Zero_Destiny

          A lot still comes down to the company.

          Aksys is Aksys, and NISA is NISA, they have different standards, and practices. Just because one company did something doesn’t mean every other company will feel it appropriate to do the same.

          Really these things can be random at times, each project in of itself is kind of different. The same company may feel it appropriate to do something in one game, but then not appropriate in the next. There is no “welp, looks like [whatever] is free game now because the other guys did it.”

          Now whether or not it’s a smart thing to do? Who’s to say, I honestly don’t know, NISA seems to think at the very least it will be profitable enough.

          • Kumiko Akimoto

            But NISA localizedar tonelico which also has a bath mini game with questional dialouge throughtout the game and i hear 3 is filled with lolita’s getting down to their undies

          • Zero_Destiny

            Hence my third paragraph. lol There is no end all be all with how companies will go about handling things. Each project is really its own thing, and will be approached differently, for a variety of reasons; the people on the project, the current leadership of the company, current economic stances, differences in time, even deadlines can play a role with how they might approach something.

            Nothing ever really comes down to a simple black and white answer on how to cover what is presented, there can be a set precedence and a standard procedure on how they operate, that we can try to draw from a company, but that only goes so far.

          • Kumiko Akimoto

            While that may be true it gives me an old eroge localization company feel where they would censor out content like this but their other games or even the game like this would have pretty dark or hardcore sex themes in it. So it’s like people would be offended by the lolitaish character but not by the fact that you play a main character who’s raping literally every heroine that comes his way?So it’s just a bit hypocritical and unnecessary though xseed and aksys are the only ones i trust anyways so what can you do

    • Warboss Aohd

      oh yeah, cause it bein’ a niche JRPG wit’ Moe in it, which non anime/JRPG fanz (an’ some that ARE JRPG/Anime fanz, such as myself, don’t like anyway) tend to not like, had nothing to do with it.

    • Wesley Kenneth Houpt Mattingly

      Because the 1 scene that was about 1 min long and added nothing to the story or plot was so detrimental that it wasn’t worth buying… Lies, the game sold poorly because it was poor quality, not because it was censored. It obviously sold enough to break even or more to merit a localization of the 2nd. I thought the game was terrible, from the battle system, to game mechanics to its overall hiccups, but I am happy that fans can enjoy the second. I like that NISA is bringing it over despite them still having a lot of CE of the game.

  • Ladius

    I’m happy they’re localizing it, considering the ruckus surrounding the first game and the delay from the Japanese release I thought it had lost its chance.

  • Kumiko Akimoto

    -sigh- what are they removing this time

    • Ouch My Head Said Dionysus

      borderline paedophilia?

      • M’iau M’iaut

        Let’s leave the judging of what content is or is not elsewhere, please. Thanks.

        • Ouch My Head Said Dionysus

          Sorry. Will do.

          • M’iau M’iaut

            No worry and thanks for the understanding on this particular topic tonight.

      • Kumiko Akimoto

        Seriously?

  • Audie Bakerson

    Why even bother translating it? The first game sold poorly and most people seem to think it is a terrible game even beyond the censorship.

    Even excluding licensing nightmares and games by companies that are normally covered by other translation companies, there isn’t exactly a shortage of stuff that could be translated.

    • Ladius

      The game wasn’t terrible, despite the hate it received from the usual anti-CH crowd and from those who boycotted it because of the censored fanservice. It was actually a funny parody of jrpg tropes and moe archetypes with a bit of drama to spice things up near the end (in that sense, the plot almost had a NIS feel, not so surprising considering the game tries to imitate Disgaea in many ways despite the different subgenre), and the gameplay was fairly original for what it was.

      Of course it had its share of faults, like the issues with the camera during the explorations, the extreme grinding needed for the true ending and the post game, some of the continental puzzles or the plain dungeon design, but hopefully the sequel will be able to improve a bit over the original, like Neptunia Mk2 and Victory were able to do in their own series.

      I don’t know about sales, but if they’re localizing this I imagine they’re fine with extremely niche sales, and they will probably scale back their expectations a bit and make a smaller LE print run.

      • Mister_Nep

        They’re probably scaling down their expectations as a whole. If the translator is anything to go by, then the first game sold badly, even by their standards. The translator of the first game was complaining a lot on the Neptunia Victory stream they did on twitch.

        He was really bitter towards the fanbase, and kept sarcastically saying how the game sold 3 copies.

        • Ladius

          The localization was pretty funny, I’m sad those who worked on it felt that way even if I can understand their bitterness given some people’s reactions.

          I wonder if Z would be handled by the same team, even if the delay by itself makes it clear this was far from being a priority for NISA.

    • Ouch My Head Said Dionysus

      For every good game NISA brings out, they put out two of these headaches. I guess people are buying them, though.

      • Wesley Kenneth Houpt Mattingly

        Well NISA doesn’t make all their games, but they do publish a lot of games from other developers.

  • Mister_Nep

    They’re censoring again? I’m gonna vote with my wallet and pass then.

    • Omnicidal Neutral

      It’s either censor or no game at all. You can certainly pass, but is it really “voting” when you’re not affecting it either way?

  • Aldorr

    So now it’s compromise between censorship or not having the game at all…
    Brilliant. Simply brilliant

    • http://jesse-dylan.livejournal.com Jesse_Dylan

      You really want the loli bathing minigame that badly?

      • Aldorr

        And you thought we can only shoot aliens with a boomstick? :)

  • Omnicidal Neutral

    Oh boy, more Mugen “Poor Man’s Disgaea” Souls. Just what everyone needed.

    • http://momentsreprieve.com/index/ Aushria

      Save for the fact that Mugen Souls uses a 3D battle system that utilizes “Pinball” mechanics, when Disgaea is refusing to update to the current generation and uses boring 3D art that makes the series feel stagnant.

      I don’t care for either of the two series, but when both have glaring issues, I won’t abstain from commenting on it.

      • Omnicidal Neutral

        Disgaea knows what it is, it doesn’t need to change its art and I don’t see anyone with the authority to say otherwise, especially with other games doing it all the time. Hell, SMT has been reusing its art assests for years, and if you say anything about SMT this comment section might get ugly.

        The point is that Mugen Souls has a lot more problems than Disgaea does, which is odd for a game that’s trying desperately to be like Disgaea.

        • Ladius

          Actually, as a game Mugen Souls is completely different from Disgaea, grinding aside. The main similarities are Harada’s character design and the plot’s focus on parodizing jrpg tropes.

  • Alex Sargeant

    I gave the 1st one an honest shot. Looking past the traditionally awful frame-rate.. it still wasn’t very good.
    .
    Dear NISA – The people who were going to buy Mugen Souls are probably going to be okay with whatever dodgy material is in it. That’s like if XSeed made edits to Senran Kagura. They know the kind of people who would be getting a game like that have certain expectations regarding the content.

    All you’re really doing is telling people who are excited for you game ‘You are wrong for wanting this part of the game to be included.’

    I am a bad writer. Essentially my argument boils down to;

    ‘Stop making perverts feel unwelcome. You need this to sell. Anyone who is smart enough to not be swayed by the inclusion of ero-content is also smart enough to realise that the game is bad’

    • M’iau M’iaut

      The issues going to be that pesky ESRB. If they had quietly been told — or expected — that the deleted content from the first game would have resulted in an AO if kept in, who will or will not buy it becomes meaningless. Console companies won’t allow a AO game to be licensed and no one would sell it.

      • Alex Sargeant

        Ah. Buggeration. I forget about AO. It’s not really a thing in the UK..So long as the material isn’t illegal it’s an 18 and the taxman is happy to collect his VAT on any sales.

        Kind of awful that there’s a ratings board which can just kill your game dead without cuts. I guess that does make the decision for you.

        I wonder if they should just be transparent about that if it’s the reason. I’d hope fans would be a more okay with the decision if they could be told ‘The game will not come out without these cuts’.

    • Draparde

      Eh, i enjoyed the first game. and i’m most certainly not a fan of fan service (especially if said service was forced on you every time you wanted a small buff, i’m not 100% sure if it was or not though)

      i like the customization and grindy nature of it (though i will admit, the game was faar to easy to speed lv in.) . helps that its also funny to me. i’m sure i’m not the only person in the universe with this opinion.

      I also a fan of the custom characters having no voices whatsoever under english VA (wish they’d at least keep the Japanese ones…)

      • taekk

        LOL, everybody says they’re not a fan of fan service like a badge of pride. Nobody says they like fan service yet sales such as swimsuit dlcs for DOA 5 tell the real story.

        http://kotaku.com/the-numbers-dont-lie-gamers-want-dead-or-alive-bikin-1440546939

        • Draparde

          Sorry if it came off that way. i don’t mean im not a fan, like “Ewww she’s showing some skin , go away” i said it because its true. the mini game is fan service. even if it where in the game, i’d just never get the buff from it (assuming it’s forced on you.)

          i just don’t like games that push it in your face all the time unnecessarily.
          at least past the point to which i could ignore.

          i can deal with alittle fan service here and there. but its not something that makes me get all excited and want to buy a game about. (and for the record, i have two friends that would openly admit they absolutely love fan service lol, along with some people on this site who do the same for games such as senran kagura)

          also, it should go without saying that the people that don’t like fan service are not the people buying that DLC? (i dont even have DOA 5, for example.)

          PS: sorry this reply is so late….

    • Ladius

      I enjoyed the first Mugen Souls despite its issues, and I’m actually perfectly fine with them removing that kind of content. It would be a bit different if they were censoring something relevant in terms of story or gameplay, but that really wasn’t the case with the first game.

      I think you’re projecting your ideas on others a bit too much, since even in a niche like this there are still people with different tastes and expectations. There are people who play those games as a pastime between major jrpg releases without being exclusively interested in this kind of titles, and others who like games like this for the silly humor, the funny character design or even some gameplay traits while being neutral regarding fanservice or even against it if it ends up taking too much screen time (not the case for MS, but still). Of course there are also fans who are actively invested in the fanservice and consider it important enough to justify a boycott, but there is no reason to only consider this audience while ignoring the others, maybe because they aren’t as vocal.

      Then again, as M’iaut said even if the fanbase was as you described the concerns about an AO rating would still be there.

      • Ni ~UNREAL BLACK THINGS~

        > but there is no reason to only consider this audience while ignoring the others, maybe because they aren’t as vocal

        I agree with your argument, but we can’t deny that the audience that are getting angry towards the censorship and are going to boycott is probably 80% of the people who will ever get interested in this game.
        The same thing happens in japan all the time. NISA knows what type of fanbase they are trying to sell and how the fanbase works. I doubt that NISA didn’t expected a lot of fan backslash the moment they knew that the game would need to be censored

  • School Idol Addict

    Personally i don’t care if all they censor is a small useless minigame like they did with Mugen Souls.

    • Jake Joe

      I heard they also removed some bath scenes that had some dialogue. I would think that falls in removing content from the game story. If the mini game where you rub magic potion was skip then it wouldn’t be too bad.

  • Draparde

    I’ve been waiting for this for quite sometime! day one buy~

  • Randy Marsh

    Oh goodie…. Now I can replay this game in English. I just wasted 90 dollars importing the Japanese version a couple of months ago!

    Another bunch of censoring eh? Hehehe , I already have a feeling on what they’ll be censoring in the English version…..

  • Wondering_Zero

    So how much of an improvement is Z over the original Mugen Souls? I heard the last one was somewhere between terrible and okay.

    Then again, Compile Heart seems to have a formula down with sequels. Neptunia for example, the first game was pretty sub-par but MK2 improved on it quite a bit, and Victory pretty much fixed everything that MK2 might have missed. (Or so I hear) So maybe this one will actually be a pretty good game.

    Edits were bound to happen. Not condemning it or condoning it, and the only reason I see we could possibly complain is if it’s a really big part of the game. Otherwise a minigame, that IIRC uses the move, (which I don’t own and not a lot of others do apparently) shouldn’t really make a difference. If it really bothers you that much then look up the mini-game on youtube or, worst-case scenario, import the original.

  • Rogerrmark

    Is the sequel that abysmal?I was interested on first,mainly because of the setting and customization,but then people bashed it like no end. Is it better than Neptunia? How long is it?

  • Rol

    I’ll be the first to admit that I did not buy the first one because of the editing, and that is the same reason I won’t get this one. However, I’ll also admit that I wasn’t really planning on buying either game and the ONLY reason I had a smidgen of interest to open the wallet was the NISA name. So in a sense, it’s kinda like both things cancelled each other out?

  • Shady Shariest

    I don’t honestly care if they removed some minor stuff… If the game is better than the first one i will buy it.

  • Flandre Scarlet

    Honestly surprised this came over at all, considering how badly it sold in Japan, and how badly the first game sold over here (They still haven’t gotten rid of those LEs).

    Anyway, I’ll wait and see what ‘edits’ they have in mind, but I have a feeling it’s just going to end up like the previous game and get boycotted to hell and back.

  • Ladius

    NISA’s Houk’s statement on the censored bits, for those interested:

    “For those of you wondering what exactly is being cut, it is indeed the
    bathing minigame and the associated CG images, just like in the first
    game. And unless some unknown content surfaces down the road we’re not
    currently aware of, that’s it. We’re not changing any character
    personalities, we’re not cutting/toning down other elements. And the
    gameplay benefits you receive from this game will be implemented in some
    other way (we’re still working on that) so you won’t lose anything
    gameplay-wise.”

    http://nisamerica.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=64&t=13487

    • Sentsuizan_93

      Reading what Rednal said about this issue, I have to totally agree here.

    • FetusZero

      In short.. it’ll be just like the first game: People will complain because of a static image that they can find on internet.

      Mind you, I don’t like when things are being censored, but at least the important parts of these bathing mini-games are still there.

      • GH56734

        Well, and they have to be able to sell the game in the first place. An AO rating wouldn’t arrange things in that regard, like, at all.

  • Zak Ledward

    And here I was about to order my imported copy. Now, me being the fanservice-loving person that I am, my entire being wants to whine and b*tch about the morals behind removing content and whatnot, but I will keep myself from this topic. I know NISA tries their hardest to bring over EVERYTHING; to me they’re the company that cares most to their fans then any I know. As such, I will simply thank NISA for bringing over the sequel I’ve been waiting for and enjoy what I get (And then later buy the import after I’ve played through the story a couple times so I know how to navigate >:] Learn the language now, enjoy the uncensored fanservice later)

  • Wesley Kenneth Houpt Mattingly

    This would be so much easier if they just didn’t say anything at all and none would be the wiser. Only the very few that imported it would notice, and I doubt that amounts to many at all. It’s not like what is being censored will take away from the game at all. It’s just something that will merit the game getting an AO rating, which won’t sell. If it’s such a big deal, watch it on Youtube like everyone did for the first game. The scene removed from the first game didn’t add anything to the game, it was just fan-service which was easily solved by watching the video.

    • British_Otaku

      It’s the age of the internet, streams and importers. Namco Bandai can’t get away with removing half of a game when it’s localised without being super clear and NISA won’t get away with this.

      Everyone will know that the content is cut and whether they care about it or not, it won’t lead to good PR or good sales of their next projects.

      Cult games like this are the type where everyone who knows about it is likely to go online and hear about removed content.

      Censorship was the only way we could see it? … Maybe. However, lying to your consumers isn’t going to make them buy games the next time round.

  • AFatHouseCat

    I really think it’s a “we want this to reach as many people as possible so lets avoid AO” type thing, the NA game market has let other girl-touching games get by with an M, like Valhalla Knights 3 (which is way racier since you can go to a love hotel with the girls), and then those gigolo missions in Killer is Dead, I really think it’s just the moe-look of the girls makes them seem underaged to any passerby that isnt familiar with what moe stylization is.

    But I think NISA also has to realize that the anime game fanbase in the States DOES include an awful lot of teens, and if leaving the mini game in means not getting it to those players, I doubt they could bring it over at all.

    I’m usually with the “censorship is bad” side of things too, but when it’s a non-plot-important feature or no game at all, I guess I’d just rather have the game than not.

  • Renaldi Saputra

    well, it’s reasonable if they do censors..
    some things in Japan aren’t accepted in the west, even if it’s rated M

  • Sentsuizan_93

    …Am I the only one happy with this coming out? Or is everyone STILL sour about the minigame removal in the first game?

    • School Idol Addict

      I’m also happy, although before deciding if i will buy i will wait to hear what they will edit.

  • Crazy_O

    Why censor it for Europe too? Anyway I do get the appeal of a game that focuses more on the fanservice part and not the gameplay, but if it is censored I don’t see the draw. I bought the first one btw, that’s how I came to this conclusion and yes if it’s censored I won’t buy the next one.

    • ivanchu77

      Because the UK are really sensitive,that’s why it’s censored in EU too

      • British_Otaku

        UK, mate?
        Australia and Germany have a much greater reputation for refusing or pushing games to get censored. I suppose Sweden as well could be counted too.

        • ivanchu77

          Their censorship is mostly about violenceand blood, it’s the UK the one sensitive about lolis, i still remember how we got agarest 2 censored thanks to them

  • ivanchu77

    Wow, I’m EXTREMELLY surprised that we are getting this game localized, i was sure that after what happened with the first game we woudn’t get this.

    Day 1 for me, the minigame removal sucks but hey, it’s not like NISA has much of a choice here, you people know hoe sensitive the west can be to certain things, plus there’s a couple of videos of the minigame in youtube and niconico, since the minigame is only about waching just watch it in these sites

  • Kurow Akutenshi

    Censorship in general is shit.

    • http://www.play-asia.com/?affiliate_id=1573221 Ultrapieguy

      I agree 100%.

  • SupaPhly

    I still remember the nisa prinny bomb newsletter begging people to buy their remaining LE stock for months after the release :P

    how much improvement is in this game over the first one?

  • GHAmer

    that’s what rating is made for, NISA don’t have to edit anything, just give a proper rating for it

  • ragingmerifes

    I love how based NISA localizes stuff: not because it is popular nor because it’s good, but because it’s interesting and have a niche, even small, maybe.
    I didn’t even play the first game, but I will get both now.

  • Jesse

    I see the reaction to this turned out like I expected. XD

  • CureMarine

    >All these people supporting censorship
    Like, seriously. No matter what it is censorship is bad and you shouldn’t support it.

  • http://www.gamefaqs.com/features/recognition/21421.html?type=4 Kashell

    Did anyone platinum the first game? I saw what you had to do and said, “Yeah…screw that idea.” Still, good news.

    • Sentsuizan_93

      Still at 61% trophy wise. Getting the last few would be time consuming without DLC.

      • http://www.gamefaqs.com/features/recognition/21421.html?type=4 Kashell

        I heard even with DLC it was at 300 hours. After my SO4 platinum, I have no desire to go through that amount of torture again if the battles aren’t fun. XD

  • Ryumoau

    Why would anyone want this after how terrible and buggy the first game was?

  • Kornelious

    Well I thinks this is good news, not the censorship thing but hey, at least we’re getting the game. If it doesn’t sell as good as NIS thought then that’s their problem. Right?

  • AnimeRemix

    Still glad to see them localizing this. I’ll be buying! =)

  • Neppygear

    Still waiting on Neptunia PP…

  • DesmaX

    Yay, one more game to not care about in 2014

  • Tsukino

    They haven’t learned from their own experiences.

    Mugen Souls still has half the limited editions available. Regardless of how much gameplay was actually affected people voted with their wallets against the censoring.

    Around the same time Neptunia mk2 gets submitted and receives an M rating, which is almost unheard of for an unrealistic RPG. Sales are completely unaffected because the same niche audience was going to purchase it no matter what rating it had. They weren’t going to get any bonus sales in stores just for being rated T.

    That’s two examples from just within their own releases, both based on similarly questionable content, and both made by the same developer.
    I can’t imagine choosing to ignore the evidence will earn them any points here.

    • Herok♞

      But who said they were trying to get it to be rated T for Teen? The ESRB could see the mini game as unsavory and give the game an AO rating meaning no one could buy it at all, after all the content in Neptunia and this are completely different. So in other words they still made the money from the people who were understanding of the censors which is more money then not bringing it at all. If they didn’t bring it at all some people who wanted to play it would have been left out completely because of the inability to play it and clearly NISA cares enough about the people who just want to play the game enough to bring the second one over.

  • Luis Es.

    I liked the first Mugen souls. I think it’s completely different from disgaea gameplay wise. They both have what i think are funny characters with unique personalities. I really enjoyed the music in Mugen souls, the combat and grinding it out for post game content and getting stupid strong. The only thing i really disliked about Mugen souls was the horrrrrible lag. What they censored wasn’t a big deal at all. If you really wanted to see that you could just google it or look at hentai or porn online. Any hoot i’ll most definitely be playing the second one because i’m sure it’ll have funny characters and the gameplay will be fun.

  • TheSwordUser

    Anybody knows how is this game standing technical wise?
    Is the frame-rate better than in the first game? Any issues with loading times?

  • Splinter

    We all love NISA and XSEED, there’s no doubt. But I hope XSEED continues bringing japanese games the way they are, since we can’t count on that with NISA…

    PS: Thanks for bringing this game, NISA.

  • kaizin

    happy about the news still going to pick this up even with the content they are taking out.

  • Akimitsu

    People complain when games like this don’t come over, and then people complain when they do come over. Of course there is going to be some censorship issues, given the ideals present in our societies today, but it’s always good to have new games coming over that usually would never. Some people like to play games and aren’t too picky about which ones they play, enjoying those games.

    • Luis Edgar Flores Gutierrez

      Translated as “the Japanese still kissing the butts of their American senpai”.

  • artemisthemp

    I happy for this since, it means Neptune Idol PP still have a chance for been localized

  • Learii

    I hope they remove the ship battle in this one because I tried of rock paper scissor game beside that I glad that this one coming I been waiting for it

    thank NISA you the best

  • http://twitter.com/puchixseda puchinri

    I’m sure this will upset some people yet again, but it’s fine by me.

    I might actually pre-order the game this time too.

    • Christopher Nunes

      I didn’t mind the edits they did in the first one, so I don’t mind the edits in this one too. Though what are the “sensitive” contents in Mugen Souls Z?

      Honestly I’m glad the sequel is coming over! ^_^

      • http://twitter.com/puchixseda puchinri

        Same here~!

        (Sounds like the bath minigame again.)

        • Christopher Nunes

          (I see)

  • Kamakuma

    Ehh… They say edits but I honestly still don’t like their way of doing things but hey it’s coming here. If I want to see bathtime or whatever it is I’ll just import. It’s cheap anyhow so let’s see that Limited Edition? >.>

  • Mister_Nep

    Thank you for taking the time to read what I posted. Thank you for taking the time to reply.

    I would greatly appreciate not hating a human being for their posts, and not be so openly hostile towards me. Thank you for your time.

  • Sean ‘Geg’ Reddie

    Wow. bladed didlo up the ass? Are you serious? Are NISA REALLY raping all their fans because they were NOT aware of DLC from a list that Compile Heart gave them. What?

    This is what I mean, the amount of rage because NISA wasn’t aware of the Idol DLC (Which is hardly ‘story’ content, really) is unbelievable. There are hundreds of game companies that choose not to bring FULL GAMES over and people never get this rowdy. It’s pathetic. It is a game.

    Boycotting a company for censoring one mini game and not bringing over about 3 DLC’s is pathetic.

  • Pipe

    That dlc also included a skillpack that was necessary for some characters to be viable in high level content, like Uni’s “Brave Cannon”. Also the idol dlc included some of the most adorable scenes between the black sisters.
    People have every right to get angry about that and voice their concerns so it won’t happen again in the future. If it does NISA will notice the drop in sales like with Mugen Souls.

    What I don’t really get is for what purpose are you defending them? What do you accomplish with that?

  • Sean ‘Geg’ Reddie

    I’m aware of the skill pack stuff, unfortunately that was the fault of Compile Heart I’ve heard because they’re just skills from MK2 anyway. And why didn’t come over? NISA said it wasn’t on the list of DLC CH sent them.

    People have the right to get angry, but people are overreacting to the point of idiocy.

    Why am I defending them? Because the hate is ridiculous. As I said, some game companies refuse to bring games over and people don’t hate them as much as people hate NISA for what they’ve ‘done’.

    People wouldn’t even get the game in English or understand anything if it wasn’t for NISA.

    People need to grow up and assess what their hate is all about and present it in a way that isn’t like a 4 year old who just got his lollipop robbed off of him.

    Of course, there are some who are doing just that, being responsible with their reasons for disliking the decision and not being children. Not hoping that NISA will crash into the ground and hundreds of people loose their jobs.

    I am gonna stop though, because nothing will convince the haters.

  • Coreven

    >People wouldn’t even get the game in English or understand anything if it wasn’t for NISA.

    Not a problem. There are some people in the world, evidently not in your circle of acquaintances, who can learn multiple languages.

  • M’iau M’iaut

    http://www.siliconera.com/open-thread/

    In the future please share thoughts and join in discussions without the rudeness. Keep the name calling, stereotypical comments and general snide remarks elsewhere. Thanks.

  • neo_firenze

    Yes, and for people with sufficient fluency in Japanese to enjoy the original Japanese release of the game, that option is still available to them. There’s little point in those people complaining about NISA’s localization choices since they can safely ignore it and still play the original game.

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