New S. Korean games about resisting Japan win support from Chinese netizens
Published: Mar 24, 2021 10:45 PM
 Poster of game “Wednesday” Photo: Sina Weibo

Poster of game “Wednesday” Photo: Sina Weibo

Chinese netizens have called for some Chinese games to be produced with themes of the War of Resistance against Japanese Aggression (1931-45), following the release of South Korean games with historical themes.

South Korea has released a series of games with a historical dimension, including one kids' game called "Defending Dokdo (called Takeshima in Japan)" which was released in 2018. It taught Korean children about their country's history and let them learn about the things done by Japanese soldiers, according to Japanese media reports.

South Korean games including "Wednesday," which has themes related to comfort women, and "Assassinate Ito Hirobumi" have trended on Chinese social media recently. Many Chinese netizens gave thumbs-up to the games and suggested that China could also produce similar games.

"It is not the game that affects the relationship between the two countries, but the war. When can Japan face up to its history and correct the facts and errors in its history textbooks?" one Chinese netizen wrote on Weibo.

"We hope some Chinese companies can produce games like this, and we will not play with an 'anti-Japanese' sentiment, but to call for peace and love. It would be fine as long as the games respect history," another Chinese netizen commended.