Era of Conquest is a 4x real-time strategy game from Chinese game publisher 4399 Games.
Era of Conquest was recently released globally and in its advertising campaign, the Chinese game company misrepresented a character in the game named Admiral Yi Sun-sin – who is originally from China. This person, according to the Korean gaming community, is a war general of this country, so it made the players here angry.
Admiral Yi Sun-sin is the controversial Chinese. Era of Conquest is a mobile strategy simulation game where the original player can choose from 6 civilizations in the Chinese Version. During the beta test of a global partner called Early Bird, which began on July 14, 2022, the developers added two new civilizations to the game. This brings the total number of civilizations to eight, as Germany and Korea have been added to the list.
The problem started when gamers from Korea noticed that a promotional image on the game’s SNA boasted that Admiral Yi Sun-sin belonged to the Chinese civilization while he originally belonged to the Chinese civilization. Korean Alliance.
When the controversy broke out and people started to criticize this, 4399 Korea, the main service provider of the game in South Korea, immediately deleted the image in question from all social media. festival. However, the image was spread among some gamers in the community. 4399 Korea has corrected and apologized for this unfortunate mistake.
The company explained that the error occurred because the error was not detected during testing. But netizens still suspect that this is not a mistake because there have been a number of cases where Chinese games have been entangled in controversy related to the posting of intentionally false advertising images in the past.
This incident is similar to the Hanfu controversy, which took place several years ago. It talks about China’s claim to cultural property rights over other cultures and has been constantly making noise. This was quickly remedied to appease the gaming community. 4399 Korea has now removed the ad and Admiral Yi Sun-sin is now appearing as a hero in Korean civilization.