Date A Live: Rio Reincarnation and Dragon Star Varnir’s PS4 Versions Will Be Censored in the West

Idea Factory International revealed that they will publish Date A Live: Rio Reincarnation and Dragon Star Varnir on PlayStation 4 in the west in spring 2019.

However, it seems that after Sony’s crackdown on the types of games published on their platform there will be some changes made to PS4 versions revealed by the publisher. These changes include changes to event scenes and removal of illustrations that show the girls in suggestive positions. In both titles, 2 CG scenes have been modified to be released on the PlayStation 4. Idea Factory International is being completely transparent about the alterations needed to be implemented for the game to be released on the PlayStation platform.

With that said, the PC version of Date A Live: Rio Reincarnation will have all event scenes unaltered for players to consume. This is a move that other publishers have also opted for as seen with XSEED’s most recent announcement for Senran Kagura Burst Re:Newal, which will also have content removed from the PS4 version, but not from the PC version.

Date A Live: Rio Reincarnation has players assume the role of Shido Itsuka, after escaping from being trapped in a virtual world. It seems that this has left him with some lingering feelings of helplessness. Suddenly, a new girl shows up name Rio Sonogami who is also searching for something important.

Date A Live: Rio Reincarnation will also include the two previous titles release in Japan on PlayStation 3, Rinne Utopia and Arusu Install, for players to play the complete story.

Dragon Star Varnir is an RPG where witches are seen as cursed beings and must be destroyed. However, the main protagonist, Zephy, who was one a witch hunter, has just been saved by the witches and turned into the thing he’s been hunting, a witch.


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Brad Crespo

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