Persona 5 royal publisher Atlas has confirmed that the game is changing many scenes of the game's western release due to strong opposition to gay content.
Atlas Communications Manager Ari Advincula told IGN that conversations from multiple scenes, especially those involving Persona 5's Ryuji and two dignified male characters, will be updated so that these people will no longer be shown by "negative light".
"In fact, we were able to look at some information that players may not have received, look at that feedback, and then (update) to the current generation," Advincula said.
The dialogue of Persona 5 was widely criticized after its release in the West, because many people consider these characters to be offensive stereotypes and sexually aggressive to Ryuji, who is described as a high school student. According to Advincula, Persona 5 Royal is "the right opportunity."
Yu Namba, the senior project manager responsible for Persona's localization in the western region, described these roles as "(more predatory) predators", telling GameSpot. "I think the community has reacted very strongly to this, and you see, this is definitely changing for the Royals."
"As a localization manager, I really can't do too much with content that has been integrated into the game," Namba continued. "Our team members felt a little awkward when doing this work. With Royal, we are determined to do something about it at least in terms of localization.
"In the end, we not only spent a lot of time consulting the production department, but also our marketers, and how we would look at the public's feelings if we changed the way of Persona 5 to this new way. Yes, the company would What do you think is okay if we make changes? "
Persona 5 Royal was released in the West on March 31. Check out our game preview here.