Controversy Beyond the Labyrinth
By Masonwaffletower. Saturday, January 28, 2012 8:11:24 AM
UPDATE: It seems as though this has all been a prank that uses an in-game clothes editing feature to disguise an innocent dress as a risqué conversation piece.
andriasang reports via esuteru.com:
Originally posted by andriasang.com:
- The game lets you use photoshop for costume customization. (It's unclear if the game itself makes any special accommodations for Photoshop use, or if you're just importing jpeg or bmp data which can of course be edited in Photoshop).
- You can also use the net to trade your clothes with others. (Same as above, it's unclear if internet exchanges are part of the game or if you can just exchange image data online via your PC).
And quite frankly, the clothes that can be made with this are impressive. Choose a source for more pictures and information, they're all a good read.
If you follow Nintendo's Japan release schedule at all, you will have heard of a recently released 3DS dungeon-crawler titled Beyond the Labyrinth (this title was also mentioned in Iwata's recent Nintendo Direct). The story seems to revolve around a girl who must fight monsters using three different types of magic and the party members she is traveling with who may help her during battles. Judging by the subtitles in this trailer for the game, players will actually take the role of the party following the girl.
In the game's first week it sold over just over 14,000 units, and it has already managed to stir up a frenzy on the overtaxed imaginations of the gaming community. While many who had previously previewed it lauded the effort that went into making the game, one piece of quality control that was overlooked in the final retail version may have the developers scrambling to play Hot Coffee PR. Apparently, one of the outfits worn by the main character is a dress subtly lacking in opacity, which is perfectly fine save for the fact that underneath, she wears only one article of underwear.
While there are lose who may ask what is the trouble with such a singular slip up in a game where the primary focus is action and adventure, and (compared to some games, mind the Hot Coffee reference) a minor one at that, bear in mind that this game is rated "A" for "All Ages" by the Computer Entertainment Rating Organization used in Japan.