Capcom tells Joystiq that the Wii edition of Resident Evil 4
will not be censored following rumors
the survival-horror masterpiece would be altered for the console. The rumor started when a report surfaced that the Japanese Wii version had been "weirdly censored." The reporter for NextGen wrote
, "I suppose Capcom is undertaking some kind of social responsibility, trying to keep kids from understanding that shooting someone in the head kills them, though really, am I the only person who finds it kind of ridiculous?"
We aren't that well aware of the Japanese version of the game, but reports have it that the original RE4
in Japan for the Gamecube and the PS2 version never had the level of violence seen in the international version. We're guessing that if there was some new censorship in the Japanese game, Famitsu probably would have mentioned it in their 9.5 rating
for the title. A Capcom spokesperson told us, "The RE4
Wii edition that I've played is not lacking in the elements that gave it an M rating."