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The English Utawarerumono: Mask of Deception Release Will Be Based on the American PS4 and Vita Versions

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People who were hoping for a more complete Utawarerumono PC experience, thanks to the upcoming ports, won’t be getting exactly the full, untouched version of one game. DMM Games confirmed on the Utawarerumono: Mask of Deception Steam forum that its content is “based on the previous American release.”

Back when Atlus announced it would release Utawarerumono: Mask of Deception outside of Japan in January 2017, it also confirmed that one CG in the game would be altered. In it, one character spanks another. The spanking still occurs, but the character is fully clothed in the new image. At the time, Atlus released the following statement.

A brief note on content: While Atlus is committed to bringing over games that are as true to their original forms as possible, in the case of Mask of Deception, a scene had to have a small content edit to comply with various regional regulations about the depiction of physical discipline to minors. We worked with Aquaplus to keep the scope of the editing to an absolute minimum, and we both agree the change made to the scene in the game still conveys its full meaning without running into issues.

In the Steam post, DMM offered its own statement on the altered scene, which will have the same CG for the Utawarerumono: Mask of Deception PC release.

The English version is based on the previous American release, so yes, a certain spankee’s butt is clothed. We respect the localization, development, and publishing teams for the console versions, and the reasons for the decision, and we don’t want to revisit it now.

The Steam forum topic eventually had to be locked, due to the nature of replies to the confirmation.

Both Utawarerumono: Mask of Deception and Mask of Truth will launch on PCs on January 23, 2020. They are both immediately available on the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita.

Jenni Lada
Jenni is Editor-in-Chief at Siliconera and has been playing games since getting access to her parents' Intellivision as a toddler. She continues to play on every possible platform and loves all of the systems she owns. (These include a PS4, Switch, Xbox One, WonderSwan Color and even a Vectrex!) You may have also seen her work at GamerTell, Cheat Code Central, Michibiku and PlayStation LifeStyle.