***Update 1 – 2017-04-23-00:52 CEST***

I have just been told that the “harassment” part of “Puyo Puyo Tetris” is a game feature that allows you to dump stuff on the other player’s screen. So “hopefully” that’s all there is to this matter (no Treehouse SJW madness and so on).

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I know that I am “bit” late to the party so to speak, but I didn’t hear about the “Puyo Puyo Tetris” “Harassment Tutorial” incident until now. Nevertheless, I’m going to give my thoughts on the matter here and now. So right off the bat, from what I can tell it appears as if Nintendo Treehouse is handling the US localization of “Puyo Puyo Tetris” for the Nintendo Switch (Treehouse seems to handle most of the US localizations for Nintendo). Yes, I know what some of you might think right now “So what?”. Well, if you’re not familiar with Treehouse past localization achievements. Then I would recommend you to read our following articles about Treehouse:

A broken trust, a personal take on the terrible Western localization
Did Treehouse butcher “Fire Emblem: Fates” with their SJW nonsense?
Treehouse´s Nich Maragos tells people not to buy any “Senran Kagura” titles?

As for those who already know about Treehouse’s past, let’s get down to business shall we?

Well, on the 12th of April, SEGA uploaded their “Puyo Puyo Tetris: Harassment Tutorial video” on Youtube, and in that video you could spot the words “Harassment Tutorial”. So if you put that together with the fact that it appears as if Treehouse is handling the Switch localization of “Puyo Puyo Tetris” in the US (I think the PS4 version is handled by someone else, so it should be alright). Then you can’t help to wonder if the game will get the same Treehouse TLC (tender love and care) transformation that they gave “Fire Emblem: Fates“? Time will tell, but we will know for sure once the game launches on the 25th of April in America. I mean, sure, it might not be anything, but it could also be everything…And by the looks of it, I’m not the only Gamer who are concerned:

Funny enough though, I could not see the Nintendo Treehouse logo (or name) anywhere in any of the “Puyo Puyo Tetris” videos (nor on the game’s official homepage). So it’s almost like Nintendo is trying to hide that Treehouse has any involvement at all with the Switch version of “Puyo Puyo Tetris” (perhaps that’s Nintendo’s solution to Treehouse’s bad reputation? They simply hide their name from all the games that they are involved with?). Personally, I can’t draw any other conclusion, because why else wouldn’t Treehouse’s name (or logo) be there? I mean, other localization studios/publishers write their name out for the whole world to see (like Atlus for example, who did a rather good job with their localization of “Persona 5”).

puyo puyo tetris dialog

So, how many memes will we get? How much have been removed? And how bad will the dialogs be? Time will tell…

On a personal level though, I truly hope that”Puyo Puyo Tetris” won’t be all messed up on launch (as in “shoehorned in SJW agendas” and whatnot). Because I got a long history with the “Puyo Puyo” series (I’ve been a fan since the Mega Drive and SNES days). I guess that my second hope could be the PS4 release of “Puyo Puyo Tetris” (the US version drops on the 25th of April), as I highly doubt that Treehouse would have had any involvement at all with that game.

And with that said, what’s your take on this matter? Let us know your thoughts in the comment section down below!


Puyo Puyo Tetris
Fire Emblem Fates – Treehouse “lolcalization”

This is a personal opinion of the writer, and it doesn’t necessarily represent the other writers (nor The Gaming Ground´s) opinions.

I’m not a fan of Nintendo Treehouse.

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3 Comments ON " Has Nintendo Treehouse injected SJW nonsense into ... "
  • disqus_6DwfESMiOF

    Watching the video it is just a harmless tutorial for the game mechanics in versus play. (It’s a tutorial on how when you clear blocks it drops garbage blocks on the opponent’s screen and how to take advantage of that.) I see that these pinheads are using the title of the video, because it has the word harassment in it, to talk shit about gamers, but that appears to be a separate matter from the game itself. I’d like to see if Treehouse is involved with the localization because they usually aren’t involved with games that aren’t Nintendo games or at least published by Nintendo. It would mean two different localizations for the same game, one for Switch, and one for the rest of the platforms. It seems that the more likely scenario is that Sega handled the localization so there’s probably no butchered localization, and these tweets are just assholes being assholes on Twiitter.

    • I’m going to use my FB post as a response to this:

      “What’s funny with “Puyo Puyo Tetris” is that the game will be released for both the PS4 and the Switch. So it’s somewhat unclear if SEGA has done the location job for both games, or if Treehouse has done the job for the Switch console.

      Furthermore, apperently the term “harrassment” has been used in the Puyo Puyo series since 2007 (in the West). I did not know that, because even though I’ve played the games since the 90s. I don’t ever recall seeing that term in the game. So it’s a said game feature, but that was not my point. The focus was on wetheror not Treehouse has any involvement in the game at all, and what they might have done to the game.

      So I admit that I should have looked more into the term “harassment”, and been more clear about the whole thing (my bad). I guess that I was to focused on Treehouse and their past “achivements”.”

      – I’m sorry about that, so I will do a better job in the future. I also wish SEGA the best of luck with their launch, as fans in the West have been waiting a long time for this game to get a release outside of Japan.

      • DevilsAdvocate

        I’m not entirely sure what “SJW nonsense” Treehouse could potentially put there, but honestly “Harassment” as the name of a game feature involving dropping blocks on other players is not the first word that would have occurred to me, and sounded like a bad translation to begin with. While such mischief IS harassment in the dictionary sense… having studied two languages other than my own I know that you can have words that have connotations beyond the literal meaning of the word. And sometimes you have words that don’t exactly correspond to words in English.

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