So finally Capcom came out with the reason why it censored R Mika’s butt-slap and it smells like social justice warriors wrapped up in a bullshit excuse. The kinds of people that would get morally righteous about a butt slap would never let themselves enjoy a game where you play as characters with as much skin showing as R. Mika to begin with. As with almost any other case of censorship I’ve seen over the years, it’s not going to get new customers but merely alienate previously existing customers.
These people are pressuring Japanese developers to either not release their games in the west or otherwise sanitize them to the point where they feel like they have no personality. So please Capcom do tell me how the removal of the butt slap will increase Street Fighters sales? Do you think any person out there offended by the butt slap wouldn’t be offended by Mika as a whole, or Cammy and Laura? Self censorship is an idiotic concept. Stop catering to these morons Capcom, they are not going to buy your games anyway.