Street Fighter 5 Stage Removed because of Unintentional Religious References


Street Fighter 5 recently received an update of a couple of DLC’s including a new stage.

The “Temple Hideout” stage is a remastered version of famous Buddhist temple stage from Street Fighter 2. According to, players on Steam and Playstation Store this stage has been pulled out from sale without any prior notice.


As we all can guess this stage is set at a Buddhist Temple but the background music uses an Islamic prayer with clear Arabic wordings. Due to this exact reason, Capcom pulled out this stage. It’s a pretty big cultural error to make for obvious reasons.

Here is what Capcom stated:

“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,” the statement read.

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.”


The players who bought the DLC’s can continue playing. Capcom said they are working on servers and will change the background score as soon as possible.

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