Hideo Kojima has revealed that a certain scene in Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker had to be cut from the Japanese version to meet a “C rating”, which is basically like an age 15 certificate. However the Western versions of the game will remain completely uncut, with that specific scene intact. In the US, it has been rated T for Teen by the ESRB, while the BBFC has given it a 15 in the UK.
Hideo was upset about having to lose the scene in the Japanese version, as he stated on Twitter that it is “absolutely necessary for MGS”. When you put it like that Hideo, I feel real fortunate to be living in the Western world. My question is what kind of scene had to be cut from the Japanese version that was kindly passed by the Western certificate associations?
Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker releases at the end of this month in Japan for PSP. It releases in the US on June 8th and in the UK on June 17.