See How PS4's Until Dawn Is Censored in Japan
Watch this comparison video to see how the horror game's blood and gore was changed for its Japanese release.
SPOILERS!! THIS POST CONTAINS DEATH SCENE SPOILERS FOR UNTIL DAWN
Take a look at the video below to see how Josh's "death by saw" cutscene was toned down for Japan. We won't spoil it for you, but if you're squeamish, you may not want to watch.
Until Dawn is rated M for Mature in the United States by the Entertainment Software Ratings Board. The game features a good amount of blood and gore, including disembowling and decapitations, as well as a scene where a character is forced to cut off parts of his fingers.
This video is the only Until Dawn movie uploaded to the Censored Gaming account. We wouldn't be surprised if more come online later, considering the game's intense and disturbing violence.
Initially conceived as a PlayStation 3 game with PlayStation Move functionality, Until Dawn was re-revealed as a PS4 game in 2014. GameSpot's Until Dawn review scored the game an 8/10. Below is an excerpt from critic Alexa Ray Corriea's review of the game.
"The choices you make in Until Dawn have more far-reaching consequences than in most other survival horror games: the butterfly effect feature it so heavily relies on is highly effective, adding weight to seemingly innocuous choices and creating a game that feeds deeply into player paranoia of making the wrong choice. Couple this system with the game's tongue-in-cheek exploitation of slasher film tropes--including over-the-top gore and flirty teenagers--and you have an enjoyable experience controlling your own '80s horror film parody."
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