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Tekken Tag Tournament 2 Must Scrub a Mention of Allah from the Floor of Its 'Saudi Arabia' Stage

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The "Saudi Arabia" stage of Tekken Tag Tournament 2 features some Arabic script on the floor. The Arabic script is the name of Allah.

This is an incredibly bad thing, because just showing someone the soles of your feet in Middle Eastern culture is considered rude. Walking all over a representation of something communicates severe disrespect—I'm thinking of the hotel lobby in Iraq that had the mosaic of the first President Bush. So Tekken fighters dancing back and forth all over the name of God, you can see why many in Saudi Arabia might have a big problem with that.


When it was pointed out to him by a Twitter user (who tweeted that image above), Katsuhiro Harada, the game's producer, immediately vowed to correct the stage art. "We didn't know that. We will change stage design data as soon as possible. We couldn't read that."

Harada's promise to fix things seems to sit well with those who brought it to light. "Thank you for the reply :) we really appreciate it! Long Live Tekken :D" said the guy who snapped the picture.


Tekken Tag 2 to be modified due to use of 'Allah' in Saudi Arabia stage [Original Gamer via Joystiq.]