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Modern Warfare 2 recalled in Russia?

Update: It's not banned, says Activision.

Reports suggest the Russian government has recalled all Xbox 360 and PS3 copies of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 due to objections to the controversial airport terrorism scene.

According to Hellforge - citing Russian site GotPS3 - only the console versions have been recalled and the level, titled "No Russian", has simply been patched out of the PC version in the country.

A censored version of the console game, minus the "No Russian" mission, is expected to be released pending government approval, GotPS3 claims.

We contacted Activision for comment, and the company responded with this statement: "Reports that Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 has been banned in Russia are erroneous. Activision only released a PC version of the game in Russia which went on sale on Tuesday, 10th November."

Although some reports do use the word "banned", it should be noted that the original claim is only that the game has been recalled pending a new censored version.

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