Apple pulls game with Japanese invading islands claimed by China
News On Japan via Seattle Times -- Jul 13
A "Plants vs. Zombies"-style game that depicts Japanese ninjas and sumo wrestlers invading an island chain claimed by Beijing and Tokyo has been pulled from Apple's App Store.
The game, "Defend the Diaoyu Islands," which had been available on the Chinese-language version of the App Store, was no longer listed Wednesday. The company that made the game, Shenzhen ZQGame Network Co., said it was given no explanation for the move, the China Daily newspaper reported Wednesday.
The company apologized to players and is in negotiations with Apple over the game, China Daily said.
In the game, players defend the islands by unleashing various attacks on the invaders, which include soldiers carrying Japanese flags, ninjas and sumo wrestlers. The game plays music from "Tunnel Warfare," a Chinese movie about the Second Sino- Japanese War.
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