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The modification of elements of works of yesteryear to avoid controversy today is something that divides opinions, but it is what is being experienced at the moment and sometimes companies prefer to avoid the inquisitive finger of some groups. In this case, the relaunch of Street Fighter II: The World Warrior on Switch showed that this possibility can take place in video games, after a change in the scenario of E. Honda was confirmed.
30 years later, it seeks to avoid a controversy in Street Fighter I
Yesterday, the Capcom Arcade Stadium collection was officially launched on Nintendo Switch with a free-to-start offer that includes from the start 1943 The Battle of Midway and that is nurtured by purchasing additional packages to collect 32 Arcade games from the golden age. However, this debut was not without controversy as one of the first games that users got their hands on was Street Fighter II: The World Warrior and in it they noticed a change in the scene by E. Honda.
As you will remember, the stage of this fighter had in the background a painting of the Rising Sun, a symbol of the Japanese empire. Well, in this relaunch for Switch this paint has been removed and the E. Honda stage shows its absence.
修正 前 、 修正 後
背景 寂 し く な ち ゃ っ た ね pic.twitter.com/AJqICvObEs
– ぽ め (@pomegd) February 18, 2021
Although historically there is no record that this has generated any kind of controversy, especially since Street Fighter II: The World Warrior and its character offerings were inspired by national stereotypes, it seems that Capcom anticipated any questioning that might arise in these times for presenting an imperial type symbol.
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