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Return to Castle Whatsis

A post on XGR outlines the changes that will be made to Return to Castle Wolfenstein to allow it to be released in Germany. Citing "my source over in Germany," they report, the German version of the game will have "replaced the Nazis with a cult called The Wolves" and "renamed Heinrich Himmler to Heinrich Höller." Update: A post on Shacknews quotes is CEO Todd Hollenshead who basically confirms the story, going on to explain the fairly obvious reasons behind the move.

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34. German Law Dec 6, 2001, 09:05 Eon
 
If you want to market a game in Germany there is a big list of forbidden imagery you can get that basically encompasses SS Divisional and Regimental insignia, Nazi party insignia and slogans and things such as these.

This is done to prevent those in the extreme right wing of German politics from getting a Nazi message out to the voting public of Germany. National Socialism had a lot of weird extremist policies, regarding racial purity and other such things. On the other hand it also provided a firm government in which a lot of Germans remember the recovery of Germany as a a Nation state - all done AFTER Hitler rose to power but BEFORE the horrific tragedies of WWII.

Germany has witnessed what a nation caught up in strange circumstances and bizarre politics can do to their fellow human being - so they don't trust themselves, or their leaders, with complete political freedom.

The Nazi party has been outlawed in many European states, a ban which I believe is NOT upheld in America (unless I'm wrong - in which case please correct me) because of the First Amendment.

Given the circumstances that Germany got itself into, and looking at the histories of all the Western nations, it would be a brave man indeed who could claim that such a thing could not happen in his own country. There are many parallels between incidents in German history and incidents in English, French and American history, for a start. Italy and Spain even had facist governments during the same time period, and Japan and the Soviet Union committed many atrocities.

Food for thought...


Eon

 
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