- Horror game Devotion was retracted from release for the second time yesterday
- It sparked an outcry last year over a stamp reading 'Xi Jinping Little Bear Winnie'
- Its developer in Taiwan has repeatedly apologised over the 'unprofessional error'
- Beijing has censored the honey-loving bear after its appearance was linked to Xi
Daily Mail Online
Date: 17 December 2020
By: Mai0lonline Reporter
The hit title, called Devotion, was retracted for the second time yesterday after causing controversy last year over a symbol that combined the names of the leader and the cartoon bear.
Its developer announced yesterday that it would start to sell the game once again from Friday – only for its distribution site to reject the decision hours later.
The highly anticipated video game caused controversy last year after Chinese gamers spotted a square stamp that combined the names of their President Xi Jinping and Winnie the Pooh
Beijing has launched a series of crackdowns on the lovable cartoon bear since 2017 after Xi's appearance was compared to that of the honey-loving character by social media users [FULL STORY]