Simply two months in the past, Senran Kagura Producer Kenichiro Takaki tempered followers’ expectations when it got here to touchdown on a launch date for Senran Kagura 7EVEN. Improvement was taking some time as a result of “current worldwide laws,” i.e sexual content material laws. Now issues have gotten to the purpose the place Takaki has to “rethink every thing in regards to the sport,” as a result of “the unique thought [the team] had imagined [for Senran Kagura 7EVEN] could be not possible to launch.”
It’s unclear if these adjustments could be eradicating sure modes and interactions with the characters, outfit adjustments, or one thing way more substantial. This selection stems straight from Sony Interactive Leisure’s current push for strengthening its laws concerning sexual content material. We’ve seen this occur with titles like Senran Kagura Burst Re:Newal‘s intimacy mode, Omega Labyrinth Z, and Nekopara Vol. 1.
Those that are in opposition to altering and eradicating in-game sexual content material could now take a look at Sony Interactive Leisure as the principle offender of censorship. The corporate’s stance has led to paranoia and rumors amongst followers who’re anxious their favourite titles that occur to have sexual content material will seem in a different way on the PlayStation four. In some circles, it has led to bitter emotions and harsh criticism.
Nonetheless, as Takaki identified himself, these laws aren’t restricted to PlayStation. When requested if laws would trigger the staff to shift the sequence to primarily PC, Takai said, “It isn’t not possible. [But] contemplating the style and its area of interest nature, it will be robust to make the sport just for PC.”
On the time of writing, Senran Kagura 7EVEN doesn’t have a launch window, however ought to nonetheless be launched in Japan for the PlayStation four.
[Source: Inside Games via Gematsu]