Boxing Kangaroo Removed From Western Tekken 7 Because of Animal Rights A

first_imgStay on target PlayStation 4 Becomes Fastest Console to Sell 100 Million‘Death Stranding’ Is Your PlayStation 4 Holiday Exclusive PETA is an organization that likes to complain whenever they see something they perceived as cruelty toward animals. Usually, their grievances don’t amount to much. But now, the organization seems to have struck a victory. Because of them, Roger Jr., aka the boxing kangaroo, has been removed from the Western version of Tekken 7.During an interview with VG24/7, executive producer Katsuhiro Harada explained why Roger Jr. has been removed from Tekken 7.“There was a video of a man’s dog in a headlock by a kangaroo, and he punched it in the face. It turned into a big problem. People were complaining about him punching a kangaroo. It seems that in the last few years there’s a lot more animal activists—even though they probably wouldn’t play our game, they would still hear about that, about a kangaroo in our game being punched, and would complain about it.”AdChoices广告Though Tekken 7 is due to release in the West in June; it has been out in Japan for nearly two years. None of these animal rights activists complained about it then. But now that it’s on their radar because it is coming to the West, they find it objectionable. As Harada (rightly) points out, the folks lobbying these complaints would likely never even play a Tekken game yet they still want the game altered to suit their specific agenda.For those who may be wondering, Kuma the Bear will still be in the game. Harada says the reason for this is that a bear is “obviously stronger than a human being.” One can’t really argue with that point. But kangaroos can land some pretty nasty kicks that could kill a person too. But I suppose that is irrelevant to PETA.Expect Tekken 7 to be released on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC on June 2.last_img read more

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