Shadow the Hedgehog (partially found unreleased Teen rated version of video game; 2005)


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Shadow the Hedgehog (T-rated version)
The game's North American box art.
The game's North American box art.
Status Partially Found

Shadow the Hedgehog is a third-person shooter game that was released on November 15, 2005 in North America for the Nintendo GameCube, PlayStation 2, and Xbox. While the game has become infamous online for its "edgy" tone compared to other Sonic games, what was released as the final product is significantly different from Sonic Team's original plans.

Early builds of the game went for an even darker and more mature feel than the final product. Not only were soldiers in the game seen bleeding red blood and dying on-screen, a cutscene in which a soldier is seen shooting and killing Maria was fully visible. It is also believed that there was stronger language in these early builds, including Sonic using the word "piss" (which was changed to "tick" in the final version of the game).

The ESRB gave the initial version of the game that Sega submitted to them a Teen rating for "Cartoon Violence, Language". However, this same year the ESRB put the new Everyone 10+ (E10+) rating into effect, which Sega felt would be more appropriate/open the game to a wider audience. As such, a number of edits were made, and the released version of the game was re-rated E10+ for "Fantasy Violence, Mild Language".

A few glimpses of the original T-rated version are available online, such as Maria's uncensored death, as well as an uncensored intro that features two cops being shot by Shadow.

While some sites claim that the Japanese version of the game is uncensored, this version is identical to all other international versions and was rated as "free for all ages" by CERO.

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The "uncensored" intro.
Part of Maria's uncut death.

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Josesito8

2 months ago
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if they gave it a T rating, it would be considered more E D G Y
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AhHAivedoneit527

2 months ago
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they do know me on steam as

Shadow the edgehog
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Anonymous user #1

2 months ago
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As a kid, I don't think I was allowed to play the game by my dad, but do remember it was rated T, yet now I notice the rating, I still have no idea if I was right now seeing this come up on the wiki.
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Anonymous user #2

2 months ago
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yeah i couldve sworn it was already rated t
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Seychermanium

2 months ago
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O W T H E E D G E
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FireSquid

2 months ago
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I swear my cousin had this game on ps2 and it had a T rating on the cover.
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Anonymous user #3

2 months ago
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where's that d a m n unreleased T-rated version of video game; 2005
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Happy Brian

2 months ago
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All three versions of this game (i.e Nintendo GameCube, PlayStation 2, Xbox) are rated E10+ in the United States.
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Happy Brian

2 months ago
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I meant for this to be a reply to FireSquid; my computer was running slow at the time I was making my comment so sorry about that.
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Chuunibyou

2 months ago
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I've seen trailers where it was rated T.
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Anonymous user #4

2 months ago
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a rom of this would be very cool
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AhHAivedoneit527

2 months ago
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They sat the death is in the jap. version?
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AhHAivedoneit527

2 months ago
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oops sorry
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KedamonoSonic

1 months ago
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God, I really want to play this version. It sounds a lot better than the final product imo
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