Sudden Attack, one of the biggest FPS games in South Korea, which held the number 1 spot for 106 weeks, will have its sequel censored according to the developer.
If you were tuning in around the end of May, you may recall an article we put out on South Korea. For those of you who aren’t in the know, South Korea has a serious problem with porn. Not only is there a negative social opinion but porn is outright illegal there.
We take a lot for granted in the West, even with the current pressure from sex-negative interest groups. At least we can be somewhat comfortable knowing we won’t be arrested for pornography (at least, not yet). Still, we do share something with our Eastern cousins: a love of censorship.
Sudden Attack is one of, if not the biggest, free-to-play first-person-shooter in South Korea. It may well even be the most popular Korean FPS outright, holding the number 1 position for 106 consecutive weeks. For reference, most popular games will only spend a short time at the top before the next big thing rolls through.
Given the title’s success, it’s really not surprising that there would be a sequel. Sudden Attack 2 released this Summer and is only available right now in the Korean region. There have been calls to bring the game Westward due to its popularity, but so far the developers haven’t made any moves to do so. The developer has, however, made some moves; removing two new characters from the game.
It doesn’t seem like there’s much of a reason, but a quick look at the characters will probably give an indication. The two characters, Kim Jiyun and Miya, are a rather cute pair of girls. Their outfits could be perceived as somewhat revealing, like the leggy scuba gear, but it’s a bit of a stretch. Take a look for yourself below (via Steparu).
Then one remembers that this is South Korea. The crop-top and shorts combo, coupled with the generous breast physics were likely too much for the local porn-police (yes, that’s a real thing).
While players who already have the characters in Sudden Attack 2 will not be affected, anyone looking to obtain them in future will no longer be able to do so. A similar situation took place with Dragon Heroes, which was also created by a South Korean developer. Players were still allowed to keep characters they already owned, but future purchases were disallowed.
Of course, there’s no telling how similar these two truly are. Nonetheless, it’s interesting that two Korean developers both took the exact same approach. After the situation with Teaching Feeling, anything is possible, and perhaps someone in South Korea just doesn’t want to get arrested.
You can find out more from Nexon GT and Sudden Attack 2 at their website. You can also take a look at some gameplay footage below to see what all the fuss is about. Just think CS:GO, but with good-looking Asian girls.
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