After going back and forth with fan requests, Yoshinori Kitase, producer, finally decided to include a shower scene in The 3rd Birthday. Speaking with Famitsu, Kitase said he was hoping to make The 3rd Birthday available to a wide range of age groups and was concerned about a scene upping the rating. However, Kitase realized Aya’s appeal is an important element of the game and green lit the scene. The scene is really suggestive, Kitase said.
This one little scene actually raised the game’s rating, director Hajime Tabata explained, and apologized to the marketing staff. Another interesting tidbit is Isamu Kamikokuryou, art director, said he and the art team decided to make the scene first and said it’s up to Kitase and Tabata to decide whether to put the shower scene in the game or not.