This art is necessity in context of episode 4's story because? can we not pre-establish said characters have a bond among each other without a bath scene needed prior? seems like something most people in the west would see as needless in a video game regarding the game itself, that and our subconscious western values. (Yes I understand this is a video game)
If it feels like a soap commercial and not anything to do with the over all plot in necessity then it can be cut out if it's not something the Devs felt needed to be included. This could even be seen as a western attention span issue so they may have cut it for that reason among others... regardless of how tame it is.