WoW Faces More Problems in China

Posted Tue, Mar 17, 2009 by Martuk

World of Warcraft (WoW) is facing more issues in China. The9, the company responsible for localizing World of Warcraft for China is being hit pretty hard this time around. China has not approved the release of WoW's latest expansion Wrath of the Lich King reports The Escapist Magazine. Apparently there is some objection to the use of skeletons in the game.

Authorities in China announced last week that Wrath of the Lich King, the latest expansion for Blizzard's hugely popular MMOG World of Warcraft, would not be approved for release in the country due to concerns about objectionable content, most of which is centered around the presence of undead skeletons in the game. The Chinese release of the previous expansion, The Burning Crusade, faced similar issues and was delayed so modifications could be made, including the addition of flesh to skeletons.

The9 derives all of its income from running WoW so this delay has them looking at possible bankruptcy as account holders cancel and register with Taiwanese accounts where the expansion has been available for over a year.

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