In a surprising move for a Chinese video game, one of the characters from Azur Lane, Prinz Rupprecht, got uncensored in her new design.
Prinz Rupprecht was added to the game last week on 14th July 2022. However, players realised that the new shipgirl was redesigned following yesterday’s maintenance. From afar, the changes are almost unnoticeable, as seen in the full art below:
For a better comparison, you can refer to the following tweet made by Ratto7R:
— らっと@アズレン (@Ratto7R) July 19, 2022
The old design is on the left, while the new design is on the right. Prinz Rupprecht’s new design has her jacket pulled down, revealing more of her innerwear. In addition, more skin around her left armpit area is visible. There are slight changes to her hair and shading on her skin, but these are a lot less noticeable.
Despite how slight these changes are, most Azur Lane players are seeing this as a positive change, with Prinz Rupprecht getting uncensored. The game is published by Yostar and developed by Shanghai Manjuu and Xiamen Yongshi—all of which are based in China. Censorship is rampant in the country’s video game industry, so seeing a character from a Chinese video game showing a bit more skin instead of covering up is certainly unexpected.
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