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News Files and Mods 21 January 2022, 16:09

author: Adrian Werner

Mary Skelter 2 Publisher Caves in and Removes Censorship in PC Edition

Ghostlight has caved in under player pressure and released a patch restoring censored elements in the PC edition of the jRPG Mary Skelter 2.

IN A NUTSHELL:
  1. PC version of Mary Skelter 2 has been censored compared to the Nintendo Switch release;
  2. Players complained so loudly about this fact that the publisher finally released a free DLC, restoring the censored elements;
  3. The DLC comes in the form of a patch that has to be installed manually.

Sometimes gamer pressure gets the job done. The latest example of this came from Ghostlight, which has released a patch that restores censored elements in Mary Skelter 2. The game debuted on Steam and GOG.com in early January. An unpleasant surprise was the removal of the Purge Corruption mini-game from the PC edition, which was due to the slight erotic overtones of this gameplay element, which came down to removing magical contamination from the half-naked bodies of our female companions.

Interestingly, however, this did not apply to the previously released edition for Switch. This is odd, as it is usually Nintendo's consoles that experience censorship, while Steam has traditionally been more tolerant in this regard.

Players complained so loudly that eventually Ghostlight listened to their voices and released a free DLC, restoring censored elements in the PC version.

What's interesting, the addition was made available as a patch, the archive of which must be manually extracted to the game folder. The update is not available on Steam and GOG.com, which suggests that the reason for all these problems were the conditions of these services.

The Purge Corruption minigame is no porn, but tactic used by the devs to circumvent Steam's censorship is often used by publishers of much harsher content. It has become popular to release versions game editions stripped of all controversial elements on Steam, while making patches restoring them available on the developer's official website.

  1. Mary Skelter 2 Uncesor patch - download page
  2. Mary Skelter 2 Uncesor patch - download the publisher's Dropbox update
Mary Skelter 2

Mary Skelter 2

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