Mentions of game including hidden message comparing Xi Jinping to Winnie-the-Pooh also scrubbed from social media site Weibo

Taiwanese horror game Devotion has been removed from sale globally, following a backlash after a hidden message referencing Chinese president Xi Jinping and Winnie-the-Pooh was discovered in-game.

Devotion, by the Taiwanese indie developer Red Candle Games, was released on 19 February and was initially popular among horror enthusiasts. However, the discovery of a number of hidden jokes – allegedly critical of the People’s Republic of China (PRC) – has ignited a firestorm of online criticism.

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