Seventy-nine days before the game’s release in Japan, Microsoft called a meeting with Gal☆Gun developer Alchemist. On the game’s official site, the developer declared a “state of emergency” and suspended the game’s countdown clock. Microsoft, it seems, is asking for some tweaks. In its official notice, Alchemist mentioned “underwear” in parenthesis.
The most recent Gal☆Gun footage shows blocked undies, indicating that the game was censored by Microsoft before release. While Xbox Japan is not specifically mentioned, an Alchemist tweet from November seems to hint that the company is perhaps now targeting families from now on. With Kinect, that might be the case. Then again, with Kinect floundering in Japan, Microsoft might want to do everything it can to please the Xbox 360 fans it does have. Beggers can’t be choosers. However, they can be perverts.
Gal☆Gun will be out next January in Japan.