It's something that's gotten a few people really worked up over the past few years--various Nintendo games getting altered in some way when they come to the US. Here's a brief list, but I might've missed some:
Fire Emblem: Awakening -- Tharja's swimsuit bottom covered by curtain Super Smash Bros. for 3DS -- Tharja trophy removed
Fatal Frame 5 -- Underwear/bikini outfits removed, including in a story sequence (replaced with Nintendo character outfits as unlockables) Xenoblade Chronicles X -- "Boob slider" removed, underage character outfit altered
Fire Emblem: Fates -- "Petting" minigame mostly removed except certain situations when married, purchasable "bikini" outfits removed Bravely Second -- Native American style outfit changed to cowboy/cowgirl, some outfits covered up, art book pages modified to remove blood or scantily clad girls, bad endings for certain choice-driven sidequests removed (it's a little unclear if this is NOA or not, but they're publishing the game in the West so it might be) Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE -- Covering revealing clothing
I thought it might be good to talk about the latest Nintendo controversy and see what you guys think. Is the localization team not doing their job well by altering content? Are the games better off without the extra sexuality? Is the principle more important than that? And is today's censorship any more or less acceptable than NOA's censorship in the 80s to mid-90s? Let's hear what you guys think! (and add to the list if I missed any recent examples)
In seriousness, when localizers soften things up I can see a real argument (even if it gets overblown a lot), but in this case it seems like Japanese developers really just didn't understand that this gesture was basically an "F U" gesture in another region (Europe I guess?), and when it came to light, they removed it. Seems legit to me, Nintendo isn't going to leave an "F U" gesture in one of their all ages games.