Wolfenstein 3D pulled from certain App Stores

Wolfenstein 3D Classic is a remake of the original, which was released by id software in 1992 for DOS

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Wolfenstein 3D pulled from certain App Stores Wolf 3D is generally credited as the game that help popularise the FPS genre
By  Jason Saundalkar Published  August 25, 2011

Wolfenstein 3D Classic - a remake of the original Wolfenstein 3D - on the Apple iOS platform has been pulled from Apple's App Store in certain countries.

"The iOS App Stores in Switzerland and Austria just lost Wolfenstein Classic due to the offensive swastikas," Carmack wrote, following the post up with a frowning emoticon on Twitter.

The original Wolfenstein 3D was released by id Software in 1992 for DOS and is generally regarded as the game that helped popularise the first person shooter (FPS) genre. Like the PC original, Wolfenstein 3D Classic is a first-person shooter that has players rampaging through a Nazi stronghold decorated with an abundance of swastikas.

This is not the first time the game's imagery has caused problems. The 1994 Super Nintendo port of Wolfenstein 3D was modified and had some of the potentially offensive content replaced.

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