Japan's Computer Entertainment Rating Organization (CERO) recently slapped the Square Enix-published Hong Kong action title Sleeping Dogs with its not-so-coveted Z rating, which is essentially adults-only. It's not unheard of—titles from GTA: Chinatown Wars to the premium edition of Lollipop Chainsaw have received a Z—but it does keep the title off display on store shelves.
Thus, a few measures are being taken to modify Sleeping Dogs for Japan. As CVG details, players will be penalized for attacking civilians in certain missions. A character that signals the beginning of a street race has also been removed, and a sex scene has been softened.
If you're new to Sleeping Dogs' open-world brutality, check out "Sleeping Dogs 101" and the E3 2012 trailer below:
Sleeping Dogs hits Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC in North America on August 14.