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Doki Doki Literature Club Plus! is an expanded version of Doki Doki Literature Club! that was originally released in 2017. It is a visual novel and psychological horror game that was designed and programmed by Dan Salvato. It was released for the Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X and S platforms on June 30, 2021. The original version is freeware, but Doki Doki Literature Club Plus! is a paid video game. Only the PlayStation versions were affected by censorship, specifically the scene involving Yuri.

Censorship[]

Most games of the visual novel genre are made in Japan, especially those with fan service, have been affected by Sony's policies on video game content. Doki Doki Literature Club Plus! was censored on the PS4 and PS5 despite being made in the United States and not being fanservicey. This shows Sony's hypocritical double standard, as games made in North America and Europe containing graphic violence, sex, and nudity, such as The Last of Us Part II and Cyberpunk 2077, were released without censorship by Sony.

International censorship[]

(PlayStation 4 and 5)

  • The scene where Yuri stabs herself three times with a knife was digitally modified for the PlayStation versions. Blood and gore were recolored black, removing the red shade entirely. The bleeding also does not display properly in the censored version.[1]

Where to find it uncensored[]

No uncensored version is available for PlayStation platforms due to Sony's policies, so all other platforms have it uncensored.

References[]

  1. Doki Doki Literature Club Plus! Censored on PlayStation Consoles by Ryan Pearson, Niche Gamer. 2021-07-09.

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