Gamers around the world are buzzing in advance of tomorrow’s headstart for Guild Wars 2, which is now just over a day away. But as the million plus prepurchasers around the globe stock up on gamer grub and prepare to leap into Tyria, there’s a chance that prospectful Tyrians in one country – Iran – are a little less fortunate.
As reported on GWOnline and The Verge, ArenaNet’s premiere titles have been named among other popular video games, including Assassin’s Creed and World of Warcraft, as “examples of the means [in] which western propaganda is used to poison the mind of [the] youth population in Iran.”
The games were targeted for the following reasons:
- Promotion of superstition and mythology;
- Promotion of violence due to too much violence;
- Abolishing the deformation in sin; and
- Demonstration of inappropriate clothing and slutty outfits for female avatars.
The pamphlet unveiling the statements against the games can be found here.