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Anime-Themed MMORPG Censored For “Western Norms”

Anime-Themed MMORPG Censored For “Western Norms”

Oh no! Some silly people at Amazon Games are offended with the new cute outfits dropping in Lost Ark MMORPG and have censored them!


The beautiful female character designs and costumes have helped the anime-themed Korean massively multiplayer online game [MMORPG] earn its reputation. According to BoundingIntoComics, Kotaku was incensed by Lost Ark’s sexually suggestive clothing and over-the-top animations in the early part of 2022, despite the fact that the western version of the game had already been censored by its publisher, Amazon Games. Additionally, it highlighted darker-skinned character preset faces in a more noticeable manner and altered the skin tone of some non-playable characters.

The pattern appears to be continuing, since Amazon Games has revealed that the new Artist class would be censored, despite the fact that it is already playable in the Korean version of the game. In the first instalment of the 2023 Roadmap, entitled “Part 1,” Amazon Games detailed its plans for the game up until April.

Anime-Themed MMORPG Lost Ark censored!
Anime-Themed MMORPG Lost Ark censored!

“We know there’s been a lot of speculation in the Lost Ark community on how the Artist Class would arrive in the Western version of Lost Ark, and we want to be transparent with players excited for its release,” a spokesperson for Amazon explained.

“Previously, we’ve stated that there may be some content in the original version of the game that gets adapted for Western audiences.”

“While our goal is to preserve the authenticity of the original game, we also work with Smilegate RPG to make localization updates to ensure the game feels approachable and representative of our Western players,” they added.

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Anime-themed MMORPG gets censored!

“Nothing gameplay-related will change for the Artist Class, but some skins will be modified to better fit Western norms. Specifically, skins with short skirts will have shorts added underneath the skirt, and other skins will have adjusted pant lengths or tights added.”

They concluded: “We will be working to preserve the original spirit of the skins when applying these changes to ensure players will have a variety of compelling customization options for this uniquely versatile class.”

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Even after being censored, Lost Ark still provides access to more provocative anime styled costumes, which may make the decision to ban them all the more shocking. During the summer, players may purchase bikinis and daisy-dukes for their female characters, as well as swimming trunks and bare chests for their male characters, thanks to events like the Waterpop Arena and Under the Arkesian Sun.