A stage in Tekken Tag Tournament 2 has sparked controversy after it was found that a pattern in its floor spells the word “Allah” in Arabic.
The word is part of an arabesque pattern on the floor of the Saudi Arabia stage in the game. The game’s design team couldn’t read it and used it only as an artistic pattern with Arabian style. However, Muslim gamers have voiced their distaste for having the name of their deity trodden over by the fighters while playing.
"We didn't know that," producer Katsuhiro Harada tweeted. "We will change stage design data as soon as possible. We couldn't read that."
Namco Bandai will release a patch soon to replace the floor pattern with another one. Specific time frame has not been specified yet.