Call of Duty: Black Ops censored in Japan

Looks like Japan and Germany has rekindled their epic partnership, with news that the Japanese version of Call of Duty: Black Ops will be subject to many of the edits seen in a country that’s far more fond of censoring things. 

Japanese publisher Square Enix has apologized to consumers in advance of the game’s release, as it’s become apparently that Swastikas in the zombie mode are replaced with Iron Crosses, and “expressions of brutality” in a torture scene are also heading to the trashcan. The game will also feature no dismemberment. 

Now If you’ll excuse me, I’m off to go watch Ichi the Killer and be thankful that Japan’s rating board protects its citizens from scenes of dismemberment and brutality

Looks like Japan and Germany has rekindled their epic partnership, with news that the Japanese version of Call of Duty: Black Ops will be subject to many of the edits seen in a country that’s far more fond of censoring things. 

Japanese publisher Square Enix has apologized to consumers in advance of the game’s release, as it’s become apparently that Swastikas in the zombie mode are replaced with Iron Crosses, and “expressions of brutality” in a torture scene are also heading to the trashcan. The game will also feature no dismemberment. 

Now If you’ll excuse me, I’m off to go watch Ichi the Killer and be thankful that Japan’s rating board protects its citizens from scenes of dismemberment and brutality{{page_break}} … oh. 

Square Enix is Editing Call of Duty Black Ops for Japan [1UP]

Jim Sterling