By now, you all undoubtedly know that Nintendo is a company that holds the entertainment of kids and young adults as a high priority. This well presented in its games and console menus, so it’s not too odd to think that Nintendo’s child-like charm would transfer into its popular app “MiiTomo”; and it did. Everything from the super cheery music, to the bright colors, to the overall whimsical atmosphere just scream Nintendo. One thing that caught my attention, though, was the fact that Nintendo didn’t do something that I would have bet my life on them doing: censor inappropriate language. It’s natural to assume that Nintendo would block profane and vulgar language in order to keep everything kid friendly, but looking at some of the comments from a friend of a friend, of doing that. What’s also surprising is the fact that the Mii’s also dictate the words flawlessly. Below are a few examples:
This isn’t necessarily a bad thing, just unexpected. It looks like Nintendo is encouraging fun AND freedom with this release. This may attract more people to join, as many people hate being censored, and the child in all of us can chuckle at hearing our beloved and innocent little avatar swear like a sailor. Let me know your thoughts on this in the comments below: Is it uncharacteristic of Nintendo to allow this, or is it what you’d want?