Nintendo apologizes for censoring Tokyo Mirage Sessions Encore, offers refunds

Nintendo has apologized for censoring the Japanese version of Tokyo Mirage Sessions Encore and for not better informing its customers of the changes that this new Nintendo Switch port would be undergoing. While many fans had been looking forward to Tokyo Mirage Sessions Encore, a number of them have expressed disappointment after discovering that they would be receiving a different version.

Nintendo has now issued an apology for the latest release of the game. Apparently, it’s because the Nintendo Switch port is based on the Western Wii U version which had some of the more risqué content censored.

Tokyo Mirage Sessions Encore

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Here is a portion of Nintendo’s apology (as translated by Twitter user Blackkite):

This title adds new feature into Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE (released in 2016), the Western version of Genei Ibun Roku #FE, the software for Wii U that was released in 2015. We are proceeding with the development with a worldwide common specification and aiming for a worldwide simultaneous release (You can enjoy Japanese language voices in the game).

However despite that, on the promotional activities for Genei Ibun Roku #FE Encore, we did not inform from the beginning that this title would be based on Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE. And also in the official home page, we mistakenly posted game screenshots from the Wii U domestic version of Genei Ibun Roku #FE that wouldn’t have been included in this title, so the situation caused a misunderstanding to our customers regarding the content of this title.

The apology goes on to state that Nintendo replaced screenshots on the game’s store page on October 10, 2019, and noted which version of Tokyo Mirage Sessions it would be based on on the 17th. However, Nintendo acknowledges that it didn’t give customers enough information from the beginning. Consequently, anyone who has purchased or pre-purchased the game will be able to get a full refund.