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Oddworld Abe's Oddysee CENSORED - Mudokon Pops-Intro Cutscene (Documentary Purposes)

Oddworld: Abe's Oddysee is a platforming video game that was developed by Oddworld Inhabitants for the PlayStation, and ported by Digital Dialect to the PC. The video game was first released in North America for the PlayStation by GT Interactive Software on September 18, 1997. Due to the Kobe child murders occurring in Japan that year, the game was censored for the Japanese market, and then internationally.

Censorship[]

Japanese and international censorship[]

  • In the game, Abe's enslaved race of Mudokons were being turned into "Mudokon Pops", which was portrayed as a severed head on a stick. After shocking news that real-life murders had occurred in Kobe, Japan in a similar manner, the game developer changed the design to resemble a caricature of a popsicle "in good taste". This redesign was adopted by future releases of the game.[1]
  • The Mudokons were changed from having four fingers to three fingers, due to the stigma about people with missing fingers, in particular, the Burakumin, a historic subclass whose works included meat packing.

Where to find it uncensored[]

The original North American release was uncensored.

References[]

  1. Oddworld's Lorne Lanning recalls the Russians who made EA "afraid" by Robert Purchese, Eurogamer. 2012-09-30.

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