China’s censorship of Kingdom Hearts 3’s Winnie the Pooh is both insane and hilarious

November 21, 2018

Kingdom Hearts 3 is a game that many of us have been looking forward to for over a decade. Chinese fans may be losing out with the censorship of at least one of the game’s worlds: The One Hundred Acre Woods.

A Chinese website sharing images of the upcoming game revealed the game’s interesting form of censorship. The iconic¬†Winnie the Pooh is covered with a gigantic white light.

The reason for this censorship is, frankly, hilarious. Earlier in the year, Chinese President Xi Jinping banned Winnie the Pooh and the then-upcoming film Christopher Robin. Why did he do this? Because Chinese residents would continually compare him to the famous Disney character.

It’s a very funny situation, and Square Enix’s safe reaction to the character’s censorship may be even funnier.

Kingdom Hearts 3 launches January 29th, 2019.

Source: A9VG (via Resetera)

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