Sony has removed the nipples of a female character for the Japanese version of PlayStation 4-exclusive The Order: 1886.

A brief glimpse of a penis has also been covered up. The male character in question has been given a pair of long johns instead.

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Bizarre.

Japanese gamers published bizarre screenshots of The Order showing a topless woman with her breasts exposed but without any nipples (thanks, Kotaku).

The Order: 1886 has been available in Japan for some time, but the level of censorship evident in its Japanese version has only recently come to light.

A comparison video showing the different versions of the game was recently published by Censored Gaming. Warning: NSFW.

Embedded below, it shows how a brothel scene with a topless woman and an entirely nude man was altered for Japanese audiences.

The woman is now only shown from the shoulders up, while the man now wears clothes.

Censorship in games is nothing new. The Japanese version of Uncharted: Drake's Fortune features no blood, while Resident Evil 4 and 6 were cut to remove decapitations.

The Japanese version of The Evil Within lacked all gore - users had to download a special gore DLC to restore it into the game.

In Japan, The Order: 1886 was released with an 18+ "Z" rating.

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