When Nintendo is also into gore or sexual content, but where is the world going? However, in recent years, it seems that the Japanese firm has shown a little more tolerance on this subject …
There was a time when, when you got a Nintendo console, you could be sure you didn’t have to worry about coming face to face with a mutilated body, or an impromptu sex scene. It was also for a long time a selling point of the competition vis-a-vis the consoles of the Japanese manufacturer: if you want a little more violence and mature content, then turn to the Megadrive or the PS1! However, in the space of a few years, and especially during the 2000s, things have changed a lot, to the point that today, we can find much more mature games, gore and benefiting from sexual content on recent Nintendo consoles. And we come back to a few examples here.
Catherine : Full Body
Through its mature narration, its slightly sexual content and its sometimes disturbing themes, Catherine did not appear on a Nintendo console when it was first released in 2011. It was not until 2020, and more precisely the same month of July, to see the famous cult game of Atlus make its arrival on Nintendo Switch.. A direct testimony to the fact that Nintendo has evolved a lot about the content offered on its consoles.
Platinum Games’ MadWorld game, released exclusively for Wii in 2009, offers extremely violent gameplay that one would never have imagined to see appear on a Nintendo console. If the graphics are very cartoonish, we are still entitled to some very disturbing scenes that have marked more than one player. One of the first Platinum games, which will remain as an anomaly on the Wii.
Make no mistake, we are not talking about Agony for the quality of its gameplay or for its narration. This game is outright bad. But here it is, it is nonetheless violent, gory and disturbing, to the point that one wonders how he managed to make his arrival among the roster of the Nintendo Switch. We don’t recommend it to anyone, but it shows how Nintendo’s tolerance level has increased over the years.
We really wonder how Manhunt 2 managed to make its arrival on the Wii, so violent it is, and this for free. The clear and precise goal of Manhunt 2 is to shock, to provoke controversy. So to see it arrive on the consumer and multi-generational console that was the Wii, it is all the more impressive and worrying that one had the impression of witnessing a kind of anomaly in the matrix. The fact remains that the game is particularly bad, so unless you like the shocking content, you better go your way …
It is not with its point – & – click gameplay with a lot of reading of Death Mark shocking, but rather with its narration, its few jump-scares and very disturbing images that we can see appear on the screen. Death Mark was released for the first time on PS Vita, but it was not until the arrival of the Switch to see it appear on a Nintendo console. A further testimony of how far Nintendo has come since time.