Ground Zeroes to be censored in Japan

Apparently, a scene in Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes has been censored in the Japanese version. This reports the French magazine Jeux Video during their impressions of the game. The scene is a ‘gory and painful’ sequence featuring Paz, so possibly this is about the ‘surgery scene’ we saw earlier in the Red Band trailer.

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Of course Kojima isn’t too happy about this, saying that the Japanese censors have understood nothing of the symbolic meaning of this scene. The scene’s impact is supposedly ‘reminiscent of a scene from Metal Gear Solid 3′.

The European and American versions remain uncensored.

Source: JeuxVideo, via MGS.be

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  • Kevin Kerr Music

    Finally! Some good news about being a non-japanese MGS fan! They are getting so many exclusives. At least we get this!

    • ObsessedGeorge

      …This!

      • Kevin Kerr Music

        Ohhh yeahh I saw that when he first released it xD Had me in stitches.. My girlfriend was just staring at me while I giggled away like a little school girl… xD

        Since that day, I have made her into a hardcore MGS fan!

  • ObsessedGeorge

    I hate censoring! They ruin everything!

  • Jonny2x4

    MGS1 and PW were censored in Japan too. They gave Johnny Sasaki a pair of underwear when he’s undressed by Meryl and Dr. Strangelove’s electric rods were replaced by laughing rods.

    • Kevin Kerr Music

      Ohhh yeah!! hahaha

    • CrazyGuy207

      Don’t forget Raidens’ “white blood.”

      • Jonny2x4

        I wish they had kept the white blood in the US version of MGR though. It ruins the reveal that Jetstream Sam is not a cyborg like Raiden and the Winds.

      • PrinceHeir

        White Blood makes sense since everyone had Nanomachines within them.

        Blood doesn’t make any sense and generally blood doesn’t gush around like that in real life.

        • http://board.sonicstadium.org/index.php goku262002

          Storywise Its still Nanomachine blood, just not the old White blood, advancements in technology after the patriots fell advanced greatly and allowed cyborgs to have more human components, which includes mimicking blood and organs.

          Gameplaywise its just because they wanted to get away with it. ;p

    • PrinceHeir

      The reason why they censored Peace Walker is because they wanted to keep the Cero C rating.

      If the torture scene would be intact, it would have been changed to Cero D, and since he wanted everyone who had a PSP in Japan to play the game(especially the time where the handheld is getting a lot of games) he had no choice but to censor it.

      He mentioned this in an interview and was posted on andriasang back then.

  • https://www.youtube.com/user/MGSmainthemeBACK Francisco Lopez Piña

    I don’t think they’re talking about the operating scene… if mimics something from MGS3… is something a little less gore but more “sinister”… like shooting a girl on the face…

  • Golgari

    If he is talking about MGS3 then something happen’s with Paz beyond a “surgery scene”. Maybe Big Boss kill’s Paz just like he killed The Boss
    Something is going to happen in Ground Zeroes that will change Big Boss.

    • Who

      I come from the future and i agree with you.

  • crimsonfox

    I love how what’s censored is straight up in the middle of the article bahaha Nyxus you’re the man *snaps fingers and points*

    • Kevin Kerr Music

      Do you think that’s what they are referring too? I think its something much darker than Paz’s surgery.

      Alot of the people who played GZ mentioned a much darker ending that they didn’t want to spoil. So obviously we don’t know it yet. It could just be the surgery, but im hoping for something much more too! Im sure Kojima won’t disapoint

      • Janeo

        It’s hard to think of something even darker then getting a bomb ripped out of your stomach while you are awake but if it is something else I can’t wait to see it

        • crimsonfox

          I think Big Boss kills either Chico or Paz or one of them dies and you see it go down in brutal fashion.

          • Janeo

            I’m thinking the same but I just don’t see big boss killing Paz and especially not Chico I know he is changing and something will happen to lead into phantom pain but I just can’t see big boss killing either of them. I guess I could see something like Paz helping set up the attack but if that happened I would think Kaz is more likely to kill Paz then boss I don’t know, man I can’t wait for this

          • Kevin Kerr Music

            I think maybe BB kills Paz. Maybe just to “End her misery” after you know.. having her chest cut open to put a bomb in, then stitched up. THEN cut open again and having it pulled out!

            I really can’t wait. People who have played it described it as one of the best metal gear ends so far. And in all honesty, I am not expecting too much from GZ regarding story. So whatever this ending is, I’m dying to see for myself!
            Although its gonna be a killer waiting for TPP

          • Janeo

            I never thought of it that way I think that’s very possible but why would they put her through ripping her open then killing her if they were going to kill her couldn’t they do it before they rip her open

          • Twin Zero

            What do y’all think about the speculation the metal gear wiki did ? (Possible Spoiler,honestly I don’t know xD )

            “True to Big Boss’s suspicions, Paz had indeed survived, and was later rescued by a Belizean fisherman. However, Cipher subsequently had her held for interrogation at Camp Omega, on the southern tip of Cuba, after becoming suspicious of her loyalty. Ten days after Paz’s incarceration, Big Boss infiltrated the camp to rescue both her and Chico (the latter having also been imprisoned there), in order to gather more intelligence on Cipher. While visiting Chico at the camp, Skull Face claimed to have overseen the painless demise of a female prisoner, possibly referring to Paz. By this time, Paz’s hair had been cropped short as part of her interrogation, and she had been chained up by her hands in a room secured by a steel gate. Big Boss and Chico eventually rescued Paz, but XOF had anticipated this and implanted a bomb in her abdomen. Emergency surgery was carried out that removed the bomb, causing great distress and pain for the conscious Paz.”

          • crimsonfox

            I think that’s pretty spot on probably haha

          • Kevin Kerr Music

            As I say, end her misery. Maybe they weren’t planning on killing her. After all they wanted her for intelligence on cipher..but she was suffering too much and the doctor said that he couldn’t do anything else for her.

          • crimsonfox

            I don’t know man. All I know is I’m too excited to see what happens. I think Kaz is more likely to snap and kill one of them more than Snake. But either way it’s going to be fucked. To think of all the things that Boss had been through. This is the event that pushes him to his ground zero :) it has to be crazy.

        • Kevin Kerr Music

          Kojima won’t disappoint =) I really hope limits have been pushed

          • Janeo

            I see people in the forums saying it has to be something like rape or very gory but that’s not kojima metal gear has never been about sex or gore kojima is better then that it will be something far more impactful then rape I think

          • Kevin Kerr Music

            Rape has been confirmed in GZ. Although I believe it’s only on an audio tape. Maybe it turns out Kaz rapes paz. After snapping saying “why not!? This war is taking everything from me. I’ll take something back.”.and that leads to BBS and Kaz big falling out.

            It’s insanely unlikely but that would be a hard hitting point in the story.

          • Janeo

            I know rape is confirmed in an audio tape but I’m saying the big ending won’t involve rape I mean they are on a helicopter so and I doubt kaz would rape Paz would be funny though

      • crimsonfox

        I’m hoping that they are talking about a scene separate from the surgery. I know the ending will have a very big impact on what happens in the phantom pain so I’m really excited to see what happens there. although I know that the ending will make the wait for the phantom pain Alot worse :(

        • Kevin Kerr Music

          Damn right.. I’m barely coping with the wait now for GZ! Im really gonna play the fuck out of this game. an 100% it. Its doable.

          Now phantom pain for that matter… thats gonna be a life commitment to 100% by the sounds of it..

          • crimsonfox

            I have been playing video games since 96. I have never tried to do “everything” in a game besides recently in GTA V. I WILL make Ground Zeroes my first platinum ! EVEN IF IT RUINS MY MARRIAGE

          • Kevin Kerr Music

            Thats the spirit!!
            My girlfriend is well aware she wont be seeing/hearing from me at all end of march.
            Then shes coming over mid april to play it through with me. (shes a big MGS fan now because of me xD).

            Im determined I will 100% GZ and TPP.
            GZ will be managable. But TPP is gonna be so damn hard!!
            First game I ever got 100% in was MGS3. I tend to do it with small games too.
            Around 90% in MGS2 now, but the VR missions are too damn repetitive xD
            Also just completed all PW missions last week too finally.

          • crimsonfox

            My fiance doesn’t understand my hobbies. So I’ll never get to share it with her but! I have requested the 18th off and I have set up my son to be watched by mother in laws. I will make this happen. And I can’t wait for everyone here to share their stories! And theories of where the phantom pain will go!

          • Janeo

            You planning to get your son into metal gear when he gets a bit older

          • crimsonfox

            His middle name is Jack. After my wedding in August we are going to have another kid. (Hopefully a girl) so I can name her Meryl. I have ran it past the wife. She’s on board, life is good. They will bleed Metal Gear

            To answer your question…yes

          • Janeo

            I have always wanted to name my future kid raiden but I’m guessing my future wife would never allow that so I will just name my next cat or dog raiden, I bet if I marry a japenese woman I will be able to name my kid kazuhira

          • crimsonfox

            I named my snail SunDowner haha

          • Nyxus

            Although we Europeans have to wait until the 20th (and the Japanese too). :(

          • crimsonfox

            That’s very unfortunate :(

          • Nyxus

            Well, I just don’t want to get spoiled, I expect the ending to be posted on Youtube right away, since the Americans already have access to the game. So that’s a bit worrisome. :P

          • crimsonfox

            Even though you manage a site. I think you should honestly consider staying off the internet for a couple days haha. It’ll be a info overload.

          • Nyxus

            Yeah, at the very least I’m going to be really careful.

          • crimsonfox

            Good luck dude. Hopefully people on your own site don’t ruin it for you

          • Janeo

            I have been replaying mgs3 recently and I am exploring a lot them I gave in the past getting ready to explore every inch of camp omega multiple times, it’s amazing how much hidden things are in mgs3 so phantom pain is going to have so many things to find

          • Janeo

            I’m single and will hold off getting being in any relationship until I have completed phantom pain that’s my plan

          • crimsonfox

            Janeo! You got the right idea!

          • Kevin Kerr Music

            Me and my Mrs decided if we have a single boy, we will call him George. Then IF and it’s a huge if!
            If we have twin boys after, they will be called David and Eli.

            The 3 Snakes =) (assuming Eli turns out to be liquid)

      • Nyxus

        Yeah, I think so too. The shocking ending people are referring to has to be something we haven’t seen yet, so something else than the surgery scene.

  • PrinceHeir

    That sucks, same thing happened with The Last of US.

    Still gonna buy the JPN version, but will also buy the US for comparison.

    Freaking disappointing.

    • crimsonfox

      Where are you from good sir?

      • glitchbomb

        can’t you tell? Give you a clue, Not japan.

        • crimsonfox

          Glitchbomb I love you.

          • glitchbomb

            Right back atcha crimson! BTW, Jack is an awesome middle name!

        • PrinceHeir

          So?? seriously are people too dense and stupid here?

          With that kind of logic your not even eligible to buy the game since the game came from Japan.

          So where you from again good sir?

          I’ll give you a clue, NOT in Japan.

          • glitchbomb

            What kind of logic are reffering to? I love Japan!!!

          • Anonymous X

            What the hell is wrong with you. Relax your ratchety ass. I’m sure you aren’t a kid anymore.

      • PrinceHeir

        And it matters what exactly??

        Lol people must be clueless about importing stuff.

        Have you been outside of your country? If not then shut the fuck up.

        • crimsonfox

          Okay. I’m just asking because I’m curious as to what version you won’t have to import. I’m curious as to what version you’ll be playing first. I don’t know who shit in your cereal but I can assure you it wasn’t me. So calm the fuck down.

          If you say you’re importing the Japanese but also getting the US version I don’t know if you’re importing that too. Maybe you’re in Europe. I’m just asking a question you no social skill having ass.

        • glitchbomb

          Whoa, you need to calm down. I think you are reading into something that is not there. Jeez.

  • o1striker

    Man I wish this was coming out next week, and not two weeks from now. Spring break is next week, and I’ve got no college homework, and I would be able to just play it nonstop. Oh well I’ll probably just get South Park for the week. Love the show.

  • Hellrasinbrasin

    …I’m wondering just what will end up being censored in The Phantom Pain?

  • Cobra Commander

    For a country that has some rather “Adventurous” porn tastes, Japan sure likes to censor stuff. LOL!

    • Leonardo Esteban Montes

      Adventorous and sick as fuck. Can’t still understand how can that exist.

  • Nintendo Fan 4 Lif3

    I think I know the MGS3 scene that he is referencing.

    • JoeB

      What scene?

      • Nintendo Fan 4 Lif3

        If I’m correct, then it’s the torture scene with Naked Snake where Volgin is beating him up and eventually EVA and Ocelot step in with him doing a gun roulette and Naked Snake takes the bullet to his eye to save EVA. I have a couple other possibilities or so but that one seems the most likely that Kojima is referencing.

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