Cyberpunk 2077 to be censored in Japan

Cyberpunk 2077 to be censored in Japan

The eagerly-anticipated Cyberpunk 2077 is going to be rather different in Japan.

That's according to a new report from Press Start, which claims that the game will not allow for characters to be naked – instead having to wear underwear – while some of the "sexually explicit content" has been revised. It's also not possible to sever the human body or see exposed guts in some instances. Billboards and graffiti shaped like genitalia have also been removed or revised.

The site has also revealed that the Australian version of Cyberpunk 2077 will not be censored at all, which is notable given the country's rather strict age ratings policy with video games. The title was given at R18+ rating in Australia and has received an 18+ badge in Brazil, too.

This will come to the surprise of literally no-one who has been paying attention to the eagerly-anticipated sci-fi RPG.

Cyberpunk 2077 was initially set for an April 2020 release, but was bumped back to September at the start of the year. The title slipped from then until November in June.

The company has said that pre-orders for the title in China are the highest in the world.

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Alex Calvin is a freelance journalist who writes about the business of games. He started out at UK trade paper MCV in 2013 and left as deputy editor over three years later. In June 2017, he joined Steel Media as the editor for new site In October 2019 he left this full-time position at the company but still contributes to the site on a daily basis. He has also written for, VGC, Games London, The Observer/Guardian and Esquire UK.


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