Sorry if the title was a little confusing, I had to reword it quite a few times just to make it fit.
Anyway, I stumbled across this story while I was looking at video gaming news. At first, I couldn't believe that this was in a Nintendo title in the first place, but after checking a few different sources, it seems to be a real thing. Anyway, in a game Nintendo is releasing later this month is the US, the original Japanese version apparently has an NPC who is a lesbian. If you're actively perusing a relationship with this girl as a male protagonist (the game features a custom avatar as the main character, and you can play either gender), eventually you will have a scene in which the character admits she's shy around women she's attracted to, and had trouble approaching them. The main character decides to 'fix' this problem by slipping a drug into her drink (without her knowledge) that makes her see men as women and vice versa. Shortly after the scene, she'll approach the protagonist with a marriage proposal, claiming to have fallen in love with the protagonist when she saw him as a woman, but still loves him as a man.
Nintendo made it public that this scene was stripped from the game (No idea on if that character can still become the protagonists's spouse as a man or not.), along with a few other features, specifically, a minigame that lets the character 'pet' party members using the touchscreen like one would a virtual pet app. They also released a big statement about how the game did not feature any content that was inappropriate for the region in which it was released.
I personally am fine with the cuts they decided to make for the US version, because to me, the game sounds like it would be creepy to play if I had to spend time between fights (it's supposed to be a strategy RPG) gently petting team members, but from what I can tell from the comments section of sites like IGN or gameFAQs, there's a number of people who are quite upset because any form of censorship is bad in their eyes, even the kind voluntarily done by NOA to make the game more enjoyable overseas.
I was wondering what people here might think of the decision. Overall, I agree that censorship is bad, but this wasn't a decision mandated by any government branch (though it may have been enough to earn the game an M rating from the ESRB, the gaming equivalent to an R rating for those that don't follow gaming.), and like I already said, I feel the content they decided to cut makes the game more enjoyable for everyone. Honestly, I'm more shocked that such a scene was in a game like that in the first place.