The hotly anticipated hentai dungeon-crawling RPG Sakura Dungeon has been given an exclusive early release on Nutaku.net in a combined effort by publisher Denpasoft and Nutaku to promote uncensored distribution platforms. Players will be able to purchase the uncut version of the game on Nutaku a week prior to its launch on Steam, whose content policies prevent the sale of the full version.
“It’s important that players be able to enjoy great games like Sakura Dungeon in the way the developers originally intended,” commented Nutaku spokesperson Robert Mann. “By forgoing the traditional Steam-first release, Denpasoft encourages people to vote with their wallets and support storefronts that don’t try to dictate what gamers can or cannot enjoy.”
Developed by Winged Cloud and published by Denpasoft, Sakura Dungeon is the latest title in the hit Sakura series and challenges players to take on the role of an ancient spirit who awakens to discover an evil force has conquered her dungeon. Aided by a sexy knight and a curvaceous fox girl companion, the would-be adventurers descend into the blackest regions of the earth to face down ever-more dangerous foes. Many of these battles end with voice-acted erotic scenes, a design decision that places the title into challenging territory.
Due to Steam’s prohibition of erotic content, publishers of the Sakura series have previously produced versions of their games that remove substantial amounts of in-game content in order to satisfy the censor’s requirements. While off-platform patches can be found to restore the lost dialogue and artwork, many players complain at the unnecessary extra steps required to enjoy a game they’ve already purchased.
Launched earlier this month, the Nutaku downloadable store bills itself as an alternative destination for gamers seeking the full, uncensored version of titles with adult content. Unlike major distributors such as Steam, Nutaku accepts fully explicit games so long as purchasers are over the age of 18. With over 13 million monthly users, Nutaku.net is the world’s largest dedicated adult gaming website.