M-Rated “Resident Evil 4 VR” Dialogue Reportedly Censored

The upcoming Oculus Quest 2 release of Capcom’s Mature-rated survival horror game Resident Evil 4 is reportedly censored, according to sources with access to recent builds of the game.

So what’s being cut? Blood? Violence? Gore? Nope. The offending content appears to be the lighthearted, PG-level dialogue that implies that the characters may be attracted to one another.

Can’t have any of that in a Mature-rated game, am I right?

Here’s a list of the censored dialogue exchanges according to Bounding Into Comics:

Leon’s first radio conversation with field operations support liaison Ingrid Hannigan.

Original:

Ingrid Hannigan: Leon, I hope you can hear me. I’m Ingrid Hannigan. I’ll be your support on this mission.

Leon Kennedy: Loud and clear. Somehow I thought you’d be a little older. So the subject’s name’s Ashley Graham. Right?

Ingrid Hannigan: That’s right.

Updated:

Ingrid Hannigan: Leon, I hope you can hear me. I’m Ingrid Hannigan. I’ll be your support on this mission.

Leon Kennedy: Loud and clear. So the subject’s name’s Ashley Graham, right?

Ingrid Hannigan: That’s right.


Leon’s response to Hunnan after she says she was worried about not hearing from him for six hours.

Original:

Ingrid Hannigan: Leon, it’s been six hours since our last transmission. I was starting to get worried.

Leon Kennedy: Don’t you mean lonely? Anyway, I started to feel dizzy, and then I guess I must have lost consciousness.

Updated:

Ingrid Hannigan: Leon, it’s been six hours since our last transmission. I was starting to get worried.

Leon Kennedy: I started to feel dizzy and then I guess I must have lost consciousness.


Luis’ “rude” comment about Ashley Graham’s chest.

Original:

Luis Sera: Small world, eh? Well, I see that the President’s equipped his daughter with ballistics too…

Ashley Graham: How rude! And I don’t believe there’s any relevance with my figure and my standing. Who are you?

Luis Sera: Oh, excuse me, Your Highness. Perhaps the young lady might want to introduce herself first before asking someone his name.

Updated:

Luis Sera: Small world, eh?

Ashley Graham: Who are you?

Luis Sera: Ho ho, excuse me, Your Highness. Perhaps the young lady might want to introduce herself first before asking someone his name.


Ashley going for broke with Leon at the end of the game.

Original:

Ashley Graham: So after you take me back to my place, how about we do some overtime?

Leon Kennedy: Huh…sorry.

Ashley Graham: Somehow I knew you’d say that, but it doesn’t hurt to ask, you know? So, who was that woman anyway?

Leon Kennedy: Why do you ask?

Ashley Graham: Come on, tell me!

Leon Kennedy: She’s like a part of me I can’t let go. Let’s leave it at that.

Updated:

Ashley Graham: So, who was that woman anyway?

Leon Kennedy: Why do you ask?

Ashley Graham: Come on, tell me!

Leon Kennedy: She’s like a part of me I can’t let go. Let’s leave it at that.


Leon’s post-credits attempt to flirt with Ingrid.

Original:

Leon Kennedy: I’ve rescued this subject. We’re returning home.

Ingrid Hannigan: You did it, Leon!

Leon Kennedy: Thanks. You know you’re kind of cute without those glasses. Give me your number, when I get back?

Ingrid Hannigan: May I remind you that you’re still on duty?

Leon Kennedy: Story of my life…

Updated:

Surprise! This scene has been completely removed from Resident Evil 4 VR.


Two instances of written text have also been censored. The first is an achievement that was previously titled Secure the Ballistics, referring to the above conversation between Luis and Ashley. This achievement is now simply titled Secure Ashley.

Second, Leon’s unspoken dialogue of “Guess there’s no sex discrimination around here” upon discovering a mangled female body early in the game has been altered to now read, “I guess no one’s safe here.”

The above examples may not be an exhaustive list of the censored content in Resident Evil 4 VR, so there may be more alterations that have yet to be discovered.

It’s important to note that these changes have not been fully verified or confirmed. The Oculus platform is owned by Facebook, and the changes to the dialogue may have been made on their insistence, not Capcom’s. However, Capcom has very recently shown a willingness to censor its games, both new titles (here and here) and re-releases of classics, so we may have to wait for an official statement – if we ever get one – to confirm from where these changes originated.

Resident Evil 4 VR is scheduled to release for Oculus Quest 2 on 21 October.

Source: Bounding Into Comics

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