We brought you the first news last week of Tecmo's awesome looking Ninja Gaiden and the possible censorship for its European release. To date, the issue has not been settled, with conflicting information appearing all over the web.
Being the bastion of truth and justice that we are, we thought we'd bring you the full story, to save you reading a whole bunch of 'yes it will, no it won't' nonsense.
The game has been submitted to all relevant bodies for a release in all standard European countries. The submitted version is uncut and is exactly the same as the versions in the US and Japan, apart from the standard localisation changes. There are no plans to censor the game at this point. However, if the game encounters resistance that may jeopardise its release, Microsoft and Tecmo will consider a content adjustment. At present, it is thought likely that German trade bodies may object to the decapitation scenes, though as of this point in time, no official objection has been made.
Microsoft and Tecmo will advise the press of any changes that may be made, as and when the situation changes.
So there you have it. We’ll keep you updated.