Fat Princess Gets Fifth Finger, Release Date For Japan

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After suffering a short delay, it appears that PlayStation Network game Fat Princess will be released in Japan on Christmas Day. And the reason for that delay? Previous speculation about a lack of fingers may have been accurate.

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In newly released artwork for the PlayStation 3 game, the Fat Princess cast is now playing with a full hand, each class sporting five fingers instead of the previous four. While not officially blamed for the game's release, a four-fingered hand is often linked to referencing yakuza culture, the Burakamin Japanese social minority group and the the numeral four as an unlucky number.

The old Fat Princess artwork for Japan, for comparison sake, is below.

Illustration for article titled Fat Princess Gets Fifth Finger, Release Date For Japan

Pocchari Princess [PlayStation.jp via Andriasang / Hatchimaki]

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General Gumball

Sounded a little wacky at first, and I thought "LOL JAPAN", but then I remembered how silly we are in the west with the number 13. Like not including the number in elevators and stuff.