The Middle Eastern (or at least Arabian) version of Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 released, with pride flags and other content removed.
The censorship was required in order for the game to ship in the region with strict laws against LGBTQ+ individuals and behavior.
The General Authority of Media Regulation made a post about the game’s approval in the region after making “modifications required by the General Authority”.
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Saudi Arabia also banned the recent Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse movie for its inclusion of a trans flag, as well as Final Fantasy XVI for having a gay character.
Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 launched on October 20th for PlayStation 5.