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Street Fighter 5's Thailand stage is offline

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Capcom recently released and quickly pulled from sale the DLC with the Thailand Temple Hideout Stage. This unusual action is due to some questionable background music.

Street Fighter 5's shiny new stage set in Thailand is now offline. The DLC containing the stage in question was released on 25 April and you could get it for 70,000 in-game Fight Money, or £3.11. Everything was fine until the reports of "religious references" started pouring in. 

People started noticing that the background music on the particular stage contains some sample music that sounds eerily similar to some Islamic chants. Capcom quickly pulled the DLC and shortly thereafter issued a statement saying:

“It has come to our attention that part of the background music track used in the DLC Thailand Temple Hideout Stage, released on April 25, 2017, contains unintentional religious references,”

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“Capcom has therefore immediately ceased distribution of this DLC and, as a temporary measure, will be performing an emergency server maintenance update in the very near future to remove this track by replacing it with existing music from another stage. Details of the timing of this update will be provided via the @SFVServer Twitter account.”

So they will be replacing the score with music from another stage and "an edited version of the Thailand Temple Hideout Stage background music will be released at a later date." 

Everyone who already downloaded the DLC can still access it, and the developers will be doing some emergency server maintenance to replace the offending track. 

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The chants from this stage sound identical to the ones heard in the early versions of The Legend od Zelda: The Ocarina of Time. Nintendo didn't pull the early copies of Ocarina of Time, but they did change the music in the later prints.

Reddit is having some fun with the situation:

 

And who knows, maybe this will bump the sales a little bit.