Square Enix grossly nerfed and censored Dragon Quest IV’s sexy dancer girl Maya, arguably one of the sexiest from the series, by needlessly covering up her body in her Dragon Quest Monsters 3 appearance.
Several guest characters from Dragon Quest IV were shown in a new trailer for Dragon Quest Monsters 3 in the September 14th Nintendo Direct, but what caught more attention than anything was Square Enix’s updated censored appearance for the extremely popular dancer girl Maya.
Maya, who usually wears next to nothing to show off her body as a dancer better, appeared with shorts under her orange loincloth and her cleavage covered up with a top under her silver bra, or “boob armor.”
Longtime fans of the series were enraged by the censorship and called it out for looking more like a martial artist’s outfit than a dancer’s.
Maya has appeared in her usual sexy outfit on several occasions, including in the Dragon Quest Heroes games and Dragon Quest Tact, which respected her original design; however, fans have noted that the more recently released Dragon Quest Treasures had an item called “Maya’s Statue” which featured the character appear less revealing with shorts under her loincloth and her navel covered.
Here’s the latest trailer:
Dragon Quest Monsters 3, titled Dragon Quest Monsters: The Dark Prince in the West, will be released for the Nintendo Switch on December 1, 2023.