Company Of Heroes Online Replaces Germans With "Federation"

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Like many Western games, Relic's Company of Heroes is in line for some changes once it hits the Chinese market as Company of Heroes Online.

The LA Times' Charles Proctor reports that, amidst concerns surrounding China's laws forbidding any reference to the Nazi party, THQ have rebranded the Germans in this new CoH title as "The Federation".

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They've also removed any and all instances of the Iron Cross emblem, which fans will know can be found on pretty much every single German vehicle and structure in the game.

Despite these sweeping visual edits, THQ's online boss Steve Dauterman promises the actual game mechanics of the German side will remain untouched.

Now, I'm normally not one to criticise regional edits like this, but...they do know that there already were no references to the Nazi party in the game? And that the Iron Cross is the symbol of the German armed forces, was before the Nazi party, and remains so to this day?

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The next title to be ported to China, "Generic First Person Shooter Online,"(Online has to be added to everything over there. Even Pepsi had to have Online added to it), will have "army against army" in "some sort of conflict," located in "some distant land." The Chinese government has agreed with these changes, and thinks that Team Fortress 2 will do well in their country.