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Video: Xenoblade X Localization Changes For Character Models

Popular YouTube channel GameXplain have gotten their hands on the North American version of the long-awaited Xenoblade Chronicles X on Wii U and have investigated some of the changes that are readily apparent in the western version. We have already heard that there have been some changes, namely to the character Lin who was 13 in the Japanese version but is now 15 in the western version of Xenoblade Chronicles X. Here’s the rest of the changes.

  • Lin’s base model has been changed so that the bikinis are not as revealing. (This was already known)
  • The character creator has been modified so that the bust slider has been removed and so therefore when creating a female character, all female characters created by the player have by default medium-sized breasts.
  • The rest of the character models are the same, so there are no more changes on that front.

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100 thoughts on “Video: Xenoblade X Localization Changes For Character Models”

  1. She is still 13 in the western version mate, fix the article. Just look at the 1 hour gameplay of GameXplain and check Lin and Doug cutscene. The Avatar had a option to ask Lin’s age and Elma said it was 13.

    1. The same company who replaced swimsuits with Nintendo costumes in an M-Rated game.

      Wasn’t angry about it but it made little sense to me.

          1. Rogue Master XenoRidley X3

            Oh yes. Let’s please the minority of people that won’t even buy this game because they’ll find some other bullshit to complain about of the game. Nintendo truly is doomed if this is their thinking.

            1. Rogue Master XenoRidley X3

              Nintendo has to run out of money sooner or later. It’s not like they can pull it out of thin air when a good majority of their fanbase is gone & they only have a few million (less than 7 million) people buying their product.

        1. It is. And if you grow any, you better have then reduced or removed. Any threat to the morals of society needs to be mitigated. Breasts create a natural, genetic response that has been wired into humans for ages, and until we can control the evolution of humankind, you are no exception.

    2. Hey, at least it’s not as bad as if they had taken an entire character out just to replace it with a fan favorite from the original game for the stateside release to increase sales, or something dumb like that.

      I think the plot pump being gone is just a minor inconvenience.XD

  2. With all of the other craziness included in media I don’t understand the need to remove anything at all from games. Especially here in America. Heck, even regular tv is bad these days. This is a rated T game I’m sure. That could have been left in. Who cares?

  3. Women in video games is so offensive. They should just remove them all together. Then they don’t need to remove bust sliders and change their clothes. This is america. We are 100% wholesome and require any female will large breasts to have them reduced, otherwise it’s jail time. Sex is horrible and I for one think any tiny thing in any game, movie and TV show should be censored. Women should dress like men until we can figure out how to remove gender through genetic manipulation.

    Thank God they removed that slider. We almost had a moral collapse on our hands.

    1. I’m really happy to see all the support. Together, we can eradicate the strong, sexy force known as “Woman.” – since we can’t be as strong, or as sexy, or as smart… We can at least reduce the genetic influence in media and video games. DOWN WITH GENDERS. HAIL HYDRA! (nintendo)

  4. Who cares. It was such a random customization inclusion to begin with. You can’t edit any of the other body proportions except… the female’s breasts? Yeah, that’s pretty random, and we all know why it was in there to begin with.

      1. They should have. Some guys prefer to bulk up, like an RPG tank, whereas others are fairly thin and agile. MOAR customization. Not less.

      2. Rogue Master XenoRidley X3

        I think I’ve found the feminist in here, guys! Nothing wrong with that… It’s when they go full on feminazi mode that it becomes wrong.

    1. Show me the last time a preteen dressed like that and it was appropriate that adults lusted after her

      the only housecleaning that needs to go on is the disgusting fans demanding pehdofiles be recognized

      1. You must be one of those people who like being babysat by a company that doesn’t know anything about you and thinks it should decide what you like or what you want ir what you should have.

        And if you take a good look around here, you’re in the minority. Most of us are displeased that Nintendo has taken ANOTHER choice out of a game that young kids shouldn’t even be playing.

  5. I still support the oufit changes on the 13/16 year old girl, and agree that was a good call.

    … however … I’m going to admit that I am a semi hypocritical male whom finds exagerated female features attractive and is dissapointed that I will be forbidden from being able to fantasy play as a Top Heavy Babe, or Flat Chested Tomboy.

    Think of me what you will, but when roleplaying for entertainment, making willfully exagerated and/or absurd characters can and does enhance my overall enjoyment of the experience, and having options REMOVED starts me off feeling disappointed and thus decreases my initial and overall fun.

    Ideally, there should be a “Sexy” slider for both males AND females, for maximum fun and personal taste. (Let those who like Dudes get their eye candy too)

    I’m still waiting for the day when more body types are possible in such character creators, so you could create a skinny nerd, a bulky linebacker, a pear shaped Milf, or a Fat Midget as you see fit.

    … someday …

    1. by why does she have to be that young? they picked that age for a reason. you can like that body type all you want….but they had the change to make the character ANY age and they chose that young because they are predators.

      1. Your reply makes it sound like you think I said I was into the little girl, when I actually said I supported censoring her. There is nothing wrong with young characters being part of a story about an entire civilization struggling to survive. It is only the sexualization of her that was, and still is a problem.

        If handled tastefully, having ‘Tween’ age characters able to kick butt along side the grown ups can be adventurous fun, and a power fantasy for any similar aged gamers playing the game. Her age is only a problem because the female characters all dress in absurd bikini armor, which has been partly censored, but honestly not enough. What kind of body armor leaves so much exposed skin?
        If it was a 13 year old boy in a T-Shirt, no one would be complaining about his age at all, other than maybe child endangerment.

        What I am in support of is freedom to have fun with character creation. There is absolutely Zero maturity involved in making a character with huge boobs in a videogame. It is about as mature as using a heavily armed battle mech to mindlessly blow up alien dinosaurs for experience points. At some point, this is just a videogame, and the point is to have fun. Playing as a lady with huge boobs would have amused me. I’m disappointed that option has been taken away from me.

        (Unless they patch it back in later *Crosses Fingers*)

        1. Rogue Master XenoRidley X3

          Unless Nintendo of America gets slammed with a lot of backlash for this move or a good amount of consumers boycott the game til the bust slider is added back in, Nintendo of Americunts aren’t going to patch anything back in. Got to make T for Teen & M for Mature games child friendly, after all! *eye twitch*

        2. Rogue Master XenoRidley X3

          Unless Nintendo of America gets slammed with a lot of backlash for this move or a good amount of consumers boycott the game til the bust slider is added back in, Nintendo of ‘Murica aren’t going to patch anything back in. Got to make T for Teen & M for Mature games child friendly, after all! *eye twitch*

  6. Rogue Master XenoRidley X3

    Region locking needs to go ASAP so I can bypass NoA’s feminazi leadership. I guess we should ban big breasted women from public beaches, public pools, restaurants, public parks, KFC, Wal-Mart, K-Mart, JC Penny, McDonald’s, Burger King, etc. Why draw the line at a game rated T for Teen? If we’re going to make prude religious nuts, parents, politicians, feminazis, etc happy with banning stuff in video games, why stop there!? Let’s get rid of it all! We need to be more like Taliban, Al Quaeda, etc controlled Muslim countries & towns! POWER TO THE WRONG PEOPLE HAS DONE THE WORLD SUCH GREAT MANY FAVORS!!! LET’S GO BACK TO THE DARK AGES, ‘MURICA!!!

    1. Shut up. You’re going to pretend like 13 year olds look like this? You’re a liar and you’re trying to push your pedophilia on someone else and shift the blame.

      1. Rogue Master XenoRidley X3

        If you think everyone having a problem with this is a pedophile, you’re pretty ignorant. Or you’re just a Nintendo fanboy white knighting for the idiots in charge of Nintendo of ‘Murica with whatever bullshit you can come up with. Now go sit & down & you shut the hell up. Quit assuming the worst, fanboy.

      2. Rogue Master XenoRidley X3

        Oh & for your information, I’m talking about the bust slider for created characters, not Lin’s age. Great job assuming shit, bub.

    1. good. it’s so disgusting how they sexualize little girls. they have these young girls and give them big tits it’s disgusting…all by old men.

      it’s so gross. not only should america change it, they should pressure the disgusting countries that embrace it.

  7. Again making a post about some features being changed into a sexualized 13 year old girls in japan…
    I am not saying it’s alright, but in japan they have different customs so yeah…
    Let’s just have the game for what it is, a game… let’s enjoy it and let the others enjoy what ever the hell they want in peace….
    I want to enjoy a good rpg on my wii u soon.

  8. I know it really makes no difference in gameplay, HOWEVER. I am an ADULT! And I hate it when other adults tell me what I can and can’t watch and what is deemed appropriate for me in the video games I purchase. To those who say “Who cares that they censored it?” I say “Who cares if they DIDN’T censor it?” You? Well then obviously you aren’t mature enough for a game like this.
    Still think the game looks awesome and will play. Don’t really care in the end but still..stuff like this can be slightly irritating.

    1. “And I hate it when other adults tell me what I can and can’t watch…”

      Someone doesn’t like laws. Better move onto an outlaw haven to have what you want.

      1. Rogue Master XenoRidley X3

        That’s not what he meant & you know it. Wait. Is there a law against having a bust slider in video games!? Oh my god! Why hasn’t Koei Tecmo been slapped with a lawsuit since they released Samurai Warriors Chronicles 3 to the US with a bust slider!?


        1. Thank you, Rogue Master XenoRidley X3! I was about to say that exact same thing. Notice how he didn’t include the rest of my quote and just left “…”. Because those dots would have said “in video games.”

          Anyway, thanks for the backup.

          1. No, it can actually be taken in different context to have two statements in that sentence.

            Also, you placed a ton of ‘and’ in there, further throwing off the context. Just saying.

          1. Rogue Master XenoRidley X3

            Or maybe you’re just being an asshole who’s the only one throwing a hissy fit about other people’s so called “hissy fit.” When did you become Nintendo’s bitch? I don’t remember you bending over this much for them before. In fact, you agree with me a good majority of the time because I’ve seen your likes to some of my posts. Anyway, voting with our wallet doesn’t do a god damn thing without some feedback to back it up. Otherwise, Nintendo will assume the game didn’t sell because of something other than why it really didn’t sell.

            1. Really? We’re going to keep it going? Alright.

              I’m the ‘asshole’ and now a ‘bitch’. Have I resorted to name calling to bring my point across? No. But you do because you’ve horribly FAILED at defending yours. Multiple times might I add as you sought replying to me specifically. And I have yet until now used CAPS or exclamations (far as I recall) to express myself. I’m calm and level headed unlike you going ape shit.

              Nintendo’s bitch? No, I just see they’re adjusting this for a certain market and don’t see it as a big deal. Since you’re apparently stalking my posts you would notice I haven’t been on Nintendo’s ‘side’ all that much because I’m disappointed in them overall. But this issue is minor and aesthetic purely.

              I like your posts when I agree with them. You coming out and attacking me on this article, I don’t agree with. Plus I’m against yours and others opinions on this as you’re taking it overboard.

              If this game doesn’t sell it’s NOT because of these changes. If so, whoever skips out on this title due to character models needs to reevaluate themselves as a self proclaimed ‘gamer’.

              I’m done with this topic, as I said it’s not going to change anything nor is it world ending just because someone wants more skin and to modify breasts.
              There are much bigger issues. If you want skin and breast adjusting, this is the wrong system to be on (sans Bayonetta somewhat).

              1. Rogue Master XenoRidley X3 ~*Proud Owner of a great PS4 & a great 3DS! Oh & I guess the Wii U is good, too!*~

                “He wrote it along with the rest of people throwing a hissy fit, just like yourself. Someone didn’t take their pill today I see.” That entire comment of yours was one big insult from someone being an asshole. So nice try playing the innocent victim card. And stalking you? I’m talking about your likes to my posts, which I get notifications to, along with any comments from you to me, which i also get notifications to. And I read through this entire comment section so I’m not stalking you but simply came across your first comment in this particular comment thread on this comment section which I disagreed with & spoke my disagreement with it. So again, you are being an asshole by trying to discredit other people’s dislikes for Nintendo’s bullshit censoring which is getting down right stupid, thus being their bitch in this instance. But whatever. Play the victim when you were being an asshole from the start long before I was being one.

              2. Rogue Master XenoRidley X3 ~*Proud Owner of a great PS4 & a great 3DS! Oh & I guess the Wii U is good, too!*~

                Oh & just because your calm & collected doesn’t make you sound any less an asshole in those other comments of yours. Not all assholes lose their cool & can remain collected, ya know.

              3. Rogue Master XenoRidley X3 ~*Proud Owner of a great PS4 & a great 3DS! Oh & I guess the Wii U is good, too!*~

                Oh and I apologize for most of what I’m saying because I’m really not trying to argue with you. It’s just your comments are coming off pretty asshole-ish to me & I can’t stand it when someone tries to make their opinion more important by discrediting others with argumentative terms like “hissy fit.”

                1. Rogue Master XenoRidley X3 ~*Proud Owner of a great PS4 & a great 3DS! Oh & I guess the Wii U is good, too!*~

                  It’s a really big pet peeve of mine.

              4. Rogue Master XenoRidley X3 ~*Proud Owner of a great PS4 & a great 3DS! Oh & I guess the Wii U is good, too!*~

                If you want to agree to disagree, please go with that because my heart’s not really into this argument anymore than yours from what I’m guessing. (I hope you aren’t in the middle of a long comment & miss this comment.)

  9. Not that I had decided to even use it but for fucks sake Nintendo, removing the breast adjustment bar….god damn. WAKE THE FUCK UP. YOUR JAPAN, YOUR THE KING OF HENTAI AND PORN AND ALL THAT SHIT.

            1. Rogue Master XenoRidley X3

              Did you not read my other comment about this not being just one thing? Apparently not. But seeing how quickly you ignore the bust slider & immediately assume people are upset over the censored 13 yr old… But hey! You’re “calling it one is a cop-out excuse” is just another opinion so you’re more than welcome to it. But don’t get mad when people disagree with you.

              1. It still doesn’t matter to me I was and still am hyped for the game the first time I saw it and if those little things will keep you from getting the game o well and Nintendo fans should know how Nintendo are as a company and if you don’t then brush up on your history of nintendo

                1. Rogue Master XenoRidley X3

                  That doesn’t mean we should stop speaking out against Nintendo’s stupidity. If we don’t, they’ll never change for the better. If we got them to move away from cartridges when disc was on the rise, we can damn sure get them to change again! Never give up, never surrender! Otherwise, Nintendo will continue on their path of self destruction.

                  1. They never change for the better and you and others know that and if people decide to not get an entire game off of a few censorship knowing Nintendo then that’s on them as long as it isn’t game changing then I’m good and you can speak out all you want but once again I’m sure you and the others know the Nintendo changing stuff the fans want is a very low percentage and rarely happens

                    1. Rogue Master XenoRidley X3

                      Such a defeatist personality. Well there is no hope for you then if you’d rather be a slave than a leader.

                      1. There are no leaders and the games has insignificant changes and if people don’t buy a game they wanted because of those small changes then I well and you know for a fact Nintendo fans rarely change anything at Nintendo and when they do it can be big sometimes but is usually small and happens every now and then

                2. Well Nintendo is nintendo and I’m still getting the game day one as long as the censoring doesn’t change anything major in the game then I dont care I am still hyped for the game since I saw it the first time and have been watching a play through of the Japanese version

        1. Rogue Master XenoRidley X3

          It’s not just this “one thing” as you like to call it. It’s a whole list of bullshit they pull with games for teens & adults. Why censor something that is meant for people more than old enough to understand right from wrong? I guess Nintendo of ‘Murica is trying to make shit that isn’t meant for little kids child friendly. Nintendo as a whole needs to wake the fuck up from their fantasy land where everything should be child/family friendly.

          If Xenoblade Chronicles X has to be the example to show Nintendo can’t keep treating their fanbase like fucking children, so be it. But knowing the idiots at NintenD’OH!, they’ll think of some other bullshit as to why the game didn’t sell, ignoring the thing that did make it fail.

        1. Rogue Master XenoRidley X3

          Why? We have to draw the line somewhere at Nintendo’s bullshit censoring. If we don’t, they’ll continue this bullshit well past Xenoblade Chronicles X. What next? Are we going to see a censor bar pop up every single time Link, Mario, Samus, etc kill an enemy? Or every time Samus switches to her Zero Suit? Better censor the moment Link takes his shirt off, too! We can’t leave a single thing uncensored, guys!

          1. Keep in mind only Link kills, Mario just knocks them out, and Nintendo doesn’t listen to our hissy fits otherwise we would have a Samus title to talk about.

            As far as I recall Link has never been shirtless, so I guess that’s the balance for him killing.

    1. Good on the censoring, meh on the customization.

      People need to get over it. Don’t like it? Buy a U from every region, don’t like that either? Don’t support Nintendo. Otherwise, stop throwing a hissy fit.

      1. You call it a hissy fit, I call it feedback. And sometimes, when Nintendo gets enough negative feedback, they change their previous decisions.

        So there is another option besides buying a Wii U from every region, or giving up support. It’s called voicing your opinion…

      2. Rogue Master XenoRidley X3

        That’s smart. Pull a Don Mattrick! That worked out SO WELL for the Xbone. “Oh you don’t like what we’re doing with the Wii U? Well there is this little thing called the Wii! Go buy that instead! Or fill up our greedy pockets further by buying multiples of the same console from every region! Yes! Do that! Give us more money!”

    2. Nintendo Tetrarch Quadramus-NX

      >>>Censorship or not, you humans are beyond primitive and pathetic>>>

      >>>If it isn’t for the likes of the barbaric ISIS apes, it’s the perverted apes instead, no wonder you never evolve regardless of side>>>

      >>>You either go backwards or forwards, both equally irrelevant to the grand evolutionary design>>>

      1. Rogue Master XenoRidley X3

        Did… Did you just equate being naturally attracted to the opposite sex to terrorism? I’m… I’m gonna go this way. *takes two steps back, like Ocarina of Time Child Link, then bolts*

        1. Nintendo Tetrarch Quadramus-NX

          >>>The only thing I equate humans to is, well nothing, absolutely irrelevant and utterly useless>>>

        1. Rogue Master XenoRidley X3

          You people defending this quickly want to jump straight to the 13 yr old thing & ignore the bust slider for character creation, huh?

    3. Rogue Master XenoRidley X3

      First Fatal Frame 5, a M rated game, gets censored & now Xenoblade Chronicles X’s gets it’s bust slider removed! I think it’s time we draw the line, guys, & boycott Nintendo of ‘Murica’s bullshit!

      If we don’t start now, it won’t be long before a M rated game or T rated game gets bumped down to E for everyone as instead of killing the enemies, we start to sing “Kumbaya my lord, kumbaya!” And instead of female characters in awesome armor, we see them covered from head to toe in a female muslim or nun garb as they serve our male characters pancakes as they are relegated to the kitchen and raising the kiddies!

      1. Rogue Master XenoRidley X3

        Girls that get into fights on the beach or in a public pool area? :o Or how about women getting attacked while bathing in a hot spring? It does happen, ya know.

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