Uh-oh, not another sensitive word/phrase discovered in a Wii game, what on earth are Shigsy, Reggie and co. trying to do, alienate the entire world?!
WiiWii has reported that in the new Zach and Wiki: Quest for Barbaro’s Treasure Wii game, the Islamic phrase ‘Allahu akbar’ (translating to ‘God is most great’) was used in the in-game dialogue. Capcom has swiftly removed the offensive phrase from the Wii exclusive, and in turn received praise from The Council on American-Islamic Relations. “We appreciated Capcom’s willingness to address Muslim concerns about the use of a religious phrase in an inappropriate context and applaud the company’s swift response”.
The only question left is, when will Italy get up in arms over the depiction of Mario as being a lazy plumber?
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