The release of the game was postponed for a week because of some offensive content. A few days prior to the official release, a post
on the PlayStation forums claimed that a song played on the first level of the third world (Swinging Safari
) contained a lyric taken from the Quran. Sony
immediately recalled all copies of the game, however, there are reports of some copies having been sold before the official release date. For the EU version, these copies can be identified by the Sony product code on the disc. In the modified release of the game the code ends on "#2", whereas the code on original, unmodified discs does not.
Information also contributed by sgtcook, erbaltan and PCGamer77.
- Deutscher Computerspielepreis
- 2009 - Best International Game (together with Wii Fit)
- GAME British Academy Video Games Awards
- 2009 - Artistic achievement
- GamePro Magazine
- February 2009 - Game of the Year (2008)
- February 2009 - PlayStation 3 Game of the Year (2008)