You’d think that Tekken Tag Tournament 2‘s dancer-filled Snoop Dogg stage would be the most controversial arena of the lot, but the game’s “Saudi Arabia” stage has created a stir of its own through usage of imagery that may be offensive to Muslims.
The issue stems from the level’s floor texture; a pattern of repeating stars that each contain the Arabic script for “Allah.” This design element was a complete accident, according to TTT2 producer Katsuhiro Harada. “We didn’t know that,” Harada tweeted in response to players that informed him of the script’s meaning. “We will change stage design data as soon as possible. We couldn’t read that.”
No further specifics were given vis-a-vis when or how the update will be made available, or what the pattern will be replaced with. Personally, we’re hoping for more Snoop.
Tekken Tag Tournament 2′s Saudi Arabia stage changing to remove accidental usage of ‘Allah’ originally appeared on Joystiq on Sat, 27 Oct 2012 16:30:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
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