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November 20, 2020 11:16 AM EST
Ubisoft acknowledged the blood spurts censorship was a mistake on its part and apologized to the Japanese players of Assassin’s Creed Valhalla.
Multiple Japanese and Asia players are angry at Ubisoft for the blood and gore censorship of Assassin’s Creed Valhalla (PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X, Review). This kind of censorship in games with realistic graphics is a common occurrence in Japan. One popular example is Biohazard, the Resident Evil series. Indeed, for the latest Japanese releases of the series, Capcom always released a toned down version, and a “Z Version” with more spilled guts. Even then though, those Z version games tend to include less gore than the Western versions. In any case, Japanese players are used to this censorship, for better or worse.
Assassin’s Creed Valhalla Japan: No blood depictions when attacking enemies
However, one of the reasons why Asia players are angry in the case of Assassin’s Creed Valhalla is that they feel they were deceived by Ubisoft. As of November 18, the Japanese, Korean, and Taiwan versions of Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, on PS4 and PS5, had nearly no blood spurts whatsoever. Japanese players on social media, Amazon …
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