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Shadows Of The Damned Japanese Box Art Censored

Well, maybe EA thought they could get away with it in Japan.

After the Japanese box art for Grasshopper Manufacture's Shadows of the Damned made the Internet rounds a few months ago, people took notice.

After all, you don't normally see an exposed rear on the cover of a game. What you see here is the original art; it shows the hero Garcia Hotspur holding his girlfriend, Paula, who just so happens to be clad in skimpy lingerie. Hotspur braves hell to save her and the game is absolutely loaded with potentially offensive stuff, so the image fits.

But it doesn't matter, as according to Examiner.com, EA has now censored the racy box art. They've just blocked out Paula's attractive rear end; you can see the difference in the screenshots through the link. Well, they probably could've gotten away with a blood-dripping severed head, but that much flesh is usually a no-no in most any region.

Related Game(s): Shadows of the Damned

Tags: shadows of the damned, shadows of the damned box art, ea

9/23/2011 10:27:27 AM Ben Dutka

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Comments (17 posts)

Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Friday, September 23, 2011 @ 2:24:09 PM
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By the way, please don't let the comments degrade into a general debate about censorship. That just never ends well.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Friday, September 23, 2011 @ 2:30:08 PM
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His relationship with her in that game was hilarious, he found her in a dumpster.

That's not even a bare ass, there's some panty in that crack.

Last edited by WorldEndsWithMe on 9/23/2011 2:40:08 PM

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ColTater
Friday, September 23, 2011 @ 2:44:56 PM

I like cracks.......with panties.

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Snaaaake
Friday, September 23, 2011 @ 5:54:26 PM

Spoiler tag World.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Friday, September 23, 2011 @ 6:40:51 PM

That's not a spoiler

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Snaaaake
Friday, September 23, 2011 @ 6:49:44 PM

Oh, glad to know.

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MRSUCCESS
Friday, September 23, 2011 @ 3:45:32 PM
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And a nice EA stamp on her ass lol

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Fane1024
Friday, September 23, 2011 @ 7:16:44 PM

...gives new meaning to "tramp stamp".

;P

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WeaponKnight
Friday, September 23, 2011 @ 3:49:38 PM
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Iirc, the 360 cover was censored from the beggining. People were comparing them. As long as the game itself isn't censored, I can overlook that.

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Highlander
Friday, September 23, 2011 @ 4:08:08 PM
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Having looked at the slide show, it's nice to see that EA is promoting strong female characters and totally not exploiting the female character sexually, or based on her appearance....

Much.

::rolls eyes::

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Jed
Friday, September 23, 2011 @ 4:13:51 PM
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I don't think the human spine can actually bend like that. She's working really hard to get that booty in the picture, they should show it.

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duomaxwell007
Friday, September 23, 2011 @ 5:51:13 PM
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How I never woulda thought "Japan" and "censored" would ever be in the same sentence

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Highlander
Friday, September 23, 2011 @ 6:05:26 PM

Then you don't know much about Japan, there are certain things that they censor there, that are not censored here, and vice versa.

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duomaxwell007
Friday, September 23, 2011 @ 6:56:45 PM
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well i know they censor pubic hiars but other than that... theyre anime has naked ppl, cursing excessive blood and other stuff that the US could only get away with on premium cable chznnels.. and sometimes not even then (i seriously doubt that last scene in hostel 2 was shown in theatres)... yet the box art of shadows of the damned was too much for them?

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Danny007
Friday, September 23, 2011 @ 8:43:24 PM
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I finished this game not to long ago. Very funny and original. I'm really looking forward to Suda 51's next game Lollipop Chainsaw.

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Ultimate_Balla
Saturday, September 24, 2011 @ 1:06:44 PM
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LMAO@ MrSuccess & Jed. *Thumbs Up*

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BikerSaint
Friday, September 30, 2011 @ 4:31:24 AM
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Oh for crying out loud EA, everyone can clearly see that she's wearing a G-string.

I mean, even Stevie Wonder can clearly see that.

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