Chibi-Robo! Photo Finder's North American release censors an ass

Where's that can's can?  

The latest title in the Chibi-Robo series, Photo Finder, has made its way to North America's 3DS eShop this week with one minor, hilarious omission.

The augmented reality game transplants a face onto a canned good of your choosing, only in the Japanese version it also give the cylindrical figure a butt. As seen in YouTuber WiiFolderJosh's comparison video below, the Japanese can has a rear end on its rear end, whereas the North American version does not. How does it go to the toilet?!

It's a minor edit, but an amusing one nonetheless. Unfortunately, Chibi-Robo! Photo Finder has yet to confirm a European release.

Curiously, all the English Chibi-Robo games have confirmed Australian releases, so that's half of the PAL region covered.

The original Chibi-Robo was a bit of a cult favourite on the GameCube as Mario creator Shigeru Miyamoto was heavily involved in its production. Originally developed as a point-and-click adventure, Miyamoto and company retooled it to something of a mix between Animal Crossing, Pikmin, and Zelda as you took control of a cute, pint-sized robot tasked with making a family happy. By cleaning up, exploring, and accomplishing tasks for your owners and other secretly sentient toys, you'd collect happy points and gain new abilities to explore the house further in short day/night increments.

Eurogamer contributor (and Sound Shapes co-creator) Matthew Kumar spoke highly of the 2006 Gamecube release, but another EG contributor, James Lyon, felt less favourable towards its DS sequel, Park Patrol. Unfortunately Park Patrol never made its way to Europe (though it was released on an import-friendly, region-free platform), so I wouldn't hold my breath on Photo Finder making it to UK shores just yet.

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