However that probably won't offset the legal costs incurred during the four-year court battle. West Side first released the save editor, which swapped the regular Kasumi model in the PS2 version for a naked one used elsewhere, back in , and included it on a CD-ROM given away with a magazine it published. Tecmo promptly took action. Originally the developer won the decision in a Tokyo district court in autumn , but now the higher court has ruled on West Side's appeal, and Tecmo finally has the promise of reparations for what it has always viewed as a violation of Kasumi's dignity. The ruling will only affect Japan though, and, as anybody with a Datel Action Replay device can attest, West Side's wasn't the only way of unclothing Ms.