The Japanese release of “GTA 5” is censored when compared to the North American version. According to a report by Digital Spy on Oct. 27, Rockstar Games decided to cut the torture sequence as well as sex scenes from the fifth main installment of the “Grand Theft Auto” series in the Far East region.
The controversial sequence features a non-playable character in the story being tortured in order to get some information out of him. Players have to lose several tools in order to perform electrocution, teeth-pulling and other violent actions.
“GTA 5” also contains various sexual contents. Female breasts can be seen at a strip club while one of the missions in the open-world action-adventure video game involves a cult of older males who aren’t afraid to show off their genitals. Although sex was not explicitly shown, these acts (such as fellatio and masturbation) were often implied.
“GTA 5” was released for the Playstation 3 and Xbox 360 in Japan on Oct. 10. Even with the censorship, the sequel managed to get tagged with a “Z” rating from the Computer Entertainment Rating Organization. As a result, the video game is only suitable to individuals of 18 years or older.
Rockstar Games released “GTA 5” for the same two current-generation consoles nearly a month earlier in North America and other regions. You can find the game's screenshots in the slideshow near the top of this article. You can order the product from Amazon in the following link: “GTA 5”