Capcom Removes Islamic Phrase From Wii Game

The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) has announced that publisher and developer Capcom has agreed to remove a common Islamic phrase from its forthcoming Wii title Zack & Wiki after receiving complaints from CAIR and others.

Said CAIR communications coordinator Amina Rubin, "We appreciated Capcom's willingness to address Muslim concerns and applaud the company's swift and appropriate actions."

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MK_Red3786d ago

Thats not an offensive phrase (God is great) so why remove it!? Why everyone thinks so bad of games? We have endless movies using the phrase and some of them even abuse it but in family friendly game like this, I dont think there's any harm.

ChronoTrigger873786d ago

yes repeating God's name in a game that has no relevance to gaming at all should be removed. My respect for Capcom has really reached a new level. Thanks a lot Capcom for listening to the concerns of us muslim gamers.

Daishi3786d ago

I remember when this happened to Legend of Zelda Ocarina of Time. It had a Muslim Chant in the Fire Temple that was removed in later builds. I'm a proud owner of one of the original's. Does anyone know why they put that saying in the game to begin with?

coolmatrix3785d ago (Edited 3785d ago )

CAPCOM crossed the line...and must NEVER cross it again.

Just recently we saw how IMUS in the morning crossed the line and just referred to black women as NAPPY,HEADED, WHORES. Only until companies get the message in their bank accounts will they acquire common sense.

Some corporations just NEVER learn or seem to get the point! Using races for profits and winning awards at the E3 2007 convention for Resident Evil 5 proves that some individuals care nothing about race, its impact on the black community or the outcome of their actions.

CapCom has refused to respond to inquiries regarding Resident Evil 5 (BIOHAZARD 5) so far. In time their legal department will have to respond.

I am in the process of contacting the offices of ALL Democratic and Republic canditates for office in 2008 and sending links of comments made on every message board and podcast.

I am also working on sending correspondence to the White House in Washington along with the video from Gametrailers & others even showing the awards already recieved by voting from individuals in the gaming press. The desdain that people that are game writers from several corporations also seem to lack the sensitivity to this game.

I am willing to bet that 95% of the press giving this game the E3 award are WHITE!

Microsoft and Sony will also be getting letters about this game as well.

In addition, correspondence will be sent to AMAZON, BestBuy, Circuity City, WalMart and Target. Other companies down the line will also be notified.

My local Congressman as well as the NAACP will be notified shortly regarding this. the National Action Network will be getting these correspondence as well.

As a black man I will do my part to make sure that Resident Evil 5 does NOT sell a single copy worldwide.

If Capcom and its partners want to defend this game I thank you for your stupidity.

Gunner_Ali3786d ago

The worlds gone too sensetive again

ItsDubC3786d ago

I'm just glad this was caught before the game was actually released. Seems surprising that CAIR would discover this but I'm sure it was just brought to their attention by a muslim gamer.

It would've been horrible for this game to be recalled, as Matt over at IGN seems pretty adamant that this'll be a sleeper hit.

killer_trap3786d ago

i'd love to give capcom a bubble for this.
we should always pay attention to other people's feelings,

P4KY B3785d ago

'The right to be offended is more important than the right not to be offended': Rowan Atkinson

MACHone3786d ago (Edited 3786d ago )

I'm usually a pretty tolerant guy, but something about this just peeves me. So just because this religious group doesn't want this phrase in this game, they get their way? Then why was the phrase there in the first place? There had to be a reason Capcom put it there. I realize Capcom made this change because it's really not a big deal and they're just avoiding worlds of conflict, but it's just that: this isn't a big deal but this CAIR has to make a huge stink about it. So, is CAIR not offended by the killing in Manhunt or the crime in Grand Theft Auto? I guess not, but God help us gamers if they were, or else we may be playing E for Everyone versions of GTA IV. My point is, I don't like the idea of these organizations that couldn't care less about videogames having any sway over what goes into them.

Now, I should probably just add that I hope my comment doesn't offend anyone, as it wasn't intended. Also, I have nothing against the Islamic faith -- I would be just as peeved if a Christian, Hebrew, etc. group did this. If you'd like to reply, please make it mature.

ChickeyCantor3786d ago (Edited 3786d ago )

"Then why was the phrase there in the first place?"
it could be because a dev thought it might sound cool or whatso ever?

Why it was there? it should have never been there specially if you see where its being used.but hey you never know with japs, even locoroco did a terrific job on being racist.

ShiftyLookingCow3785d ago

do you know the term "japs" is racist?

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