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 Wolfenstein  Removed From Sale In Germany Due To Nazi Symbols

Wolfenstein Removed From Sale In Germany Due To Nazi Symbols

September 22, 2009 | By Chris Remo

September 22, 2009 | By Chris Remo
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Raven Software's latest game, the shooter sequel Wolfenstein, has been pulled from sale in Germany, after publisher Activision Blizzard realized some Nazi iconography was present in the German version of the game.

Swastikas and other Nazi symbols are forbidden from appearing in games released in the country, leading to the outright banning of the game's 1992 prequel Wolfenstein 3D in the country.

Although the company attempted to remove all swastikas from the German version of the game, various German-language sources including a PCGames.de report claim the recall was instituted this week.

Activision Blizzard indicated that the decision to recall was made despite the offending images being a fairly minor portion of the overall game that had evidently been omitted from the localization process.

Many of the discrepancies between the two versions of the game have been documented on the Wolfenstein page on German-language site Schnittbericht. The page also includes a screen capture depicting at least one instance of a (very small) swastika which escaped erasure, pictured above.

Activision Blizzard is expected to announce its plans for Wolfenstein in Germany in the near future.


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