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In Japan, Shinji Mikami's upcoming game The Evil Within will be sold as a toned down version when it's released here on October 23. To get the full version, Game Impress Watch reports that Japanese gamers can download content called "Gore Mode DLC," which is being offered as pre-order bonus.



Why not offer it as free DLC to everyone if you -have to- remove it for classification in Japan?

Hiding it away as a pre-order bonus basically just looks like you chopped out part of the game as a pre-order incentive, which says far more about the developer than the Japanese ratings board.