Gears of War 4 will be released in Japan in uncensored version

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Despite Gears of War 4 was launched last October in the West, the game of The Coalition has not yet been released in Japan, because of some problems with the system of rating of the contents in the land of the rising sun.


For some people it will be hard to believe, but Gears of War 4 was never published in Japan probably due to violent content, in excess reputed by the Japanese rating, and even the previous chapters of the saga had been made available only after heavy censorship cuts.

Available in Europe since last October 11, however, Gears of War 4 will now be released in Japan on May 25, in versions for Xbox One and Windows 10, with open preorder starting today.

Today, Microsoft Japan has announced that Gears of War 4 will arrive in Japan on May 25 on Xbox One and Windows 10, in an uncensored version and with CERO Z rating, or to persons with age of 18 years. The stores can not expose the game on the shelves to avoid heavy fines in case the game is purchased by a minor.

Eventually the Redmond company has opted to publish the game without censorship, as it is reflected by the trailer at the bottom of this news.

Recall that the same problem occurred with Gears of War Ultimate Edition in Japan and Germany, two countries where the game was never marketed.