World of Tanks, Visage, Dead by Daylight are among the banned games
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The list, which contains over 70 games, was translated from Chinese to Japanese by our peers at 4Gamer. Which allowed us to read it. Among the banned games there’s most notably:
FPS games, and games with a focus on firearms, such as all of the GTA series, all of the Battlefield series, and Rainbow Six Siege.
Then, the list also includes games with horror elements or high depictions of blood. Such as Resident Evil games, Dead by Daylight, and even indie games like Visage.
Then, various games from different genres were banned. Such as the Taiwanese game Detention, Plague Inc, World of Tanks, and The Witcher 3.
Lately, the list also mentions that “All Galge without an “all-ages” rating has been banned”. Galge are more often than not visual novels with a male main character tying to woo female characters. Most of these games are eroge: games only released on PC that include explicit scenes, the so-called “H-scenes”.
However, many of these Galge feature darker story elements in general. So most are still rated 18+ even when they don’t include H-scenes, such as the Tsukihime Remake or the Nasuverse in general. As such, banning all Galge games except those that are rated for “all-ages” is pretty much the same as banning a good chunk of the visual novel genre.
Interestingly, there might be a loophole here as the banned list specifically mentions “Galge”. This technically means Otome games or BL games like Togainu no Chi would be fine.