A publisher of fan-service focused games has claimed Nintendo has new guidelines forbidding uncensored breasts on Nintendo Switch.

Source: Sakura MMO (2022), Gamuzumi

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The claim comes from “ecchi” publisher Gamuzumi, who specialize in fan-service heavy titles such as Sakura MMO 2, and Elves Fantasy Hentai Puzzle. 

Initially tweeting “Today we have good and bad news,” they later elaborated “So, the bad news first: We received an answer from Nintendo and now we have a confirmation that they do not allow uncensored boobs on their consoles now.”

Source: Gamuzumi Twitter

“Basically, obscene content could damage the brand and infringe its policies. This means that now all games with boobs nudity should be censored and that’s why our game (Hot Tentacles Shoot) was rejected in the first place,” Gamuzumi assert.

Source: Gamuzumi Twitter

“Also, our recently announced game, Elves Christmas Hentai Puzzle, was also rejected due to having nudity. That’s all the info we have so far, we’ll try to send the games without nudity for approval again and see what they say and update the thread if necessary,” Gamuzumi explain.

Source: Gamuzumi Twitter

“It’s a shame that now, all consoles have restrictions about nudity content, this probably will affect not only our games but also games from other publishers/devs,” Gamzumi propose, “at least, we still can release the games censored.”

Source: Gamuzumi Twitter

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“BUT, we still have platforms like Steam, @nutakugames, and more where we can release the game fully uncensored for everyone!” Gamzumi proudly boast. 

Source: Gamuzumi Twitter

PlayStation’s infamous “global standards” policy was uncovered in 2018, forcing censorship of sexual content upon Japanese developers, yet the policy was lifted for western-made games such as The Last Of Us Part II. Combined with Xbox not typically having less Japanese developed games, the Nintendo Switch has been seen as a safe haven for fans of anime-style games outside of PC.

The Nintendo Switch does host over 1400 M for Mature rated games. Aside from horror and violence, there are some surprisingly fan-service heavy titles, considering Nintendo’s reputation as the most “family friendly” out of the console gaming’s “Big Three.” 

Source: Sakura Succubus 5 (2022), Gamuzumi

These aren’t just low-budget titles using smut to achieve sales either. Seven Pirates H, some entries in the Senran Kagura series, and Omega Labyrinth Life all bring real gameplay with a side of fan-service. In fact, Omega Labyrinth Life was renamed and censored on PlayStation. 

Even so, Gamuzumi may be undone if they hope to rely on Steam. Despite stating they would “allow everything” and adding an adult games category, there has been a spate of games with anime art-styles being denied release, or removed from Steam. The unofficial “Steam Banned and Removed Games List” Google Doc lists almost 130 delisted games, over 600 unreleased, and over 800 removed after launch.

Sakura MMO 2, Winged Cloud

Sakura MMO 2, Winged Cloud

As for Nintendo, all we know of the supposed guidelines is a ban on bare breasts. As such, only more questions arise. Does context matter? What of existing games being sold on Nintendo Switch? What is considered explicit beyond bare nudity? Either way, this smacks of the stance Nintendo took in the 1990s regarding censorship of violence and gore in its games and ports. The company eventually caved due to lost sales. 

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