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Tekken Tag Tournament 2 will remove controversial content

Monday, 29th October 2012 02:50 GMT By Brenna Hillier

Namco Bandai will update Tekken Tag Tournament 2′s Saudi Arabia stage after it came to light that a pattern on the level’s floor contains Arabic script which is potentially offensive to Muslims. “We didn’t know that. We will change stage design data as soon as possible. We couldn’t read that,” Tekken boss Katsuhiro Harada confirmed on Twitter.

A similar issue took the Favela map out of Modern Warfare 3′s rotation earlier in the month. Thanks, Joystiq.

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5 Comments

  1. Keivz

    2nd time this year a company has had to edit game content for such an issue. This is just plain carelessness. One would think they’d be a little more cautious and less ignorant especially given the times we live in.

    #1 2 years ago
  2. Christopher Jack

    I’m not a fan of being plain abusive but I don’t like this ‘waling on egg shells’ culture we live in. We shouldn’t not do something because it may offend some group. Everything will offend at least someone & if we were to live in a culture where you couldn’t offend anybody- we’d cease to exist.

    #2 2 years ago
  3. osric90

    If it were to caths or christians, nobody would care… you know why, right?

    #3 2 years ago
  4. MadFingerz

    @2 We’re not talking about a game breaking mechanic here, it’s just text. In such cases, removing it is logical and understandable. No gain in keeping something useless that will offend people.

    #4 2 years ago
  5. ududy

    All organized religions have a multitude of do’s and don’ts that are designed to keep people under control. Islam is even more tyrannical than usual for these types of social constructs. Being offended is not as innocent as some of you make it out to be – the end goal is curtailing freedom of expression and even thought.

    #5 2 years ago

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