Gori: Cuddly Carnage Is Being Censored in Japan


Gori: Cuddly Carnage is an adorable yet gruesome game that’s being released later this year by Angry Demon Studios and Wired Productions. In Gori, players assume control of a character of the same name, an anthropomorphised cat that rides a bladed hoverboard and slashes its way aggressively and fluidly around a post-apocalyptic world.

It was just confirmed that in Japan, Gori: Cuddly Carnage is being censored. Wired Productions confirmed that to be released in the region, they’ve had to change the colour of blood and remove ‘some dead humans’, tuning down the rampant and visceral violence in the game that makes it so entertaining and a joy to behold.

‘Purple Toy Juice’

Gori: Cuddly Carnage looks like a bizarre game at first blush. There are bloodthirsty, undead unicorns roaming the streets of a world gone bad, and some of the most terrifying boss battles in the game are against mutated, nightmarish toys, such as a dismembered doll’s hand that fires laser beams.

I played Gori several months ago and loved every second. It’s one of the most visually impressive games I’ve seen in years, with the game bursting into life with vibrant colour at every press of a button.

In a recent statement posted online, Wired Productions revealed that the game has been censored in Japan, with blood being re-coloured and branded as ‘purple toy juice’. They also said:

If there is a demand, we’ll put this as an option into all regions and formats. Although… Why you’d not want to see the blood spill out of evil unicorns is something we’ll never understand.

It was also pointed out that members of the team will be donating blood ‘due to the amount of blood saved in the censored version’, so something good has come from this censorship.

Gori: Cuddly Carnage is being released on August 29, and before it drops, a public demo will be available to play.

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