Spike Chunsoft has detailed content additions and changes for the western release of Zanki Zero: Last Beginning, its “non-stop survival RPG” developed by Lancarse.

Here are the details:

Content Additions

The following additions are included in the localized release:

  • Japanese Swimsuit DLC included in-game
  • Difficulty I: Lowered difficulty to allow players to focus on story and puzzle-solving (other difficulties have not been modified)
  • English voice-over option (dual audio, choose from English or original Japanese)
  • Overall game balance and UI improvements

Content Changes

To ensure a release for the west, content changes will also be included in the localized PlayStation 4 and Steam (PC) versions. To reduce content which could be interpreted as sexualization of characters depicted as minors, the following changes have been made:

  • PlayStation 4 Packaging art – In order to conform to public storefront display standards, images that can be interpreted as too sexually provocative must be modified.
  • Sachika Bedroom Scene CGIs – In the Japanese release, Sachika’s panties are visible. In the western release, Sachika is wearing pajama bottoms.
  • Sachika CGI in the Opening Scene – In the Japanese release, Sachika’s panties are visible. In the western release, the camera angle has been raised to not show Sachika’s panties.
  • Child Rinko Extend Machine CGI – In the Japanese release, Child Rinko covers her chest with her arms. In the western release, the position of her arms has been adjusted.
  • All “Child” bedtime event cutscenes removed.

Zanki Zero: Last Beginning is available now for PlayStation 4 and PS Vita in Japan, and is due out for PlayStation 4 and PC on April 9 in North America and Europe.

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