Iran to Respond to “Battlefield 3” with “Attack on Tel Aviv” Computer Game
TEHRAN (FNA)- Iranian computer game programmers will soon release “Attack on Tel Aviv” in a retaliatory move against “Battlefield 3” videogame which depicts a US assault on Tehran.
Speaking to FNA on Saturday, Executive-Manager of Iran’s National Foundation of Computer Games Behrooz Minaei told FNA that the foundation will fund the project, and announced that many Iranian computer game programmers have voiced preparedness to contribute a role in the project.
Minaei said that Battlefield 3 has many technical and video faults, adding that the location of the game in Tehran is “unacceptable”.
He said that Iran has sent letters to the US videogame company, Electronic Arts (EA), and voiced its protest at the latest version of Battlefield, but the opposite side has not yet responded to the letter.
In November, Iran banned the computer game, depicting US amour and aircraft launching an assault on Tehran.
“All computer stores are prohibited from selling this illegal game,” Iran’s deputy police chief said.
A Tehran-based IT union warned all shops to abide by the ban. “Battlefield 3”, made by US videogame company Electronic Arts (EA), is based on a fictional near-future in which players take on the role of US Marines tackling shootem-up missions in Paris, New York and Tehran.