Capcom Faces Backlash For Replacing Hong Kong Flag



Japanese video game developer Capcom has been heavily criticised for replacing the Hong Kong flag with that of the People’s Republic of China.

Japanese video game developer Capcom recently released Arcade Stadium on the Nintendo Switch, a collection of classic video games ranging from 1943: The Battle of Midway to Street Fighter II Turbo: Hyper Fighting. The release features a number of alterations to those games, some of which have resulted in backlash across South East Asia.

Super Street Fighter II featured a significant change to the flags that appeared on the character selection screen. Specifically, the flag accompanying Fei Long, which used to be that of Hong Kong S.A.R, has been replaced with the flag of the People’s Republic of China. It should be noted that the flag was replaced once before in 2018, from the British Hong Kong flag (also called the Dragon and Lion flag) to the modern Bauhina flag.

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