An online game that allows players to stage fights involving Jesus, Mohammed and other religious figures was withdrawn yesterday after Muslim protests.

But the creators have now posted a cheeky sequel, in which players must love all the figures equally in order to survive.

The first Faith Fighter game is "incendiary in its content and offensive to Muslims and Christians," a spokesman for the Saudi Arabia-based Islamophobia Observatory of the Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC) said.

The original "Faith Fighter" allows players to choose between Jesus, Mohammed, Buddha, God, Ganesha and others, then fight each other in an old-style cartoon fashion with kicks and thunder bolts.

The game's publishers, Molleindustria of Italy, which specializes in making games with a serious message, intended it as an ironic commentary on religious intolerance.

The accompanying guide reads: "Choose your belief and kick the s*** out of your enemies. Give vent to your intolerance!"

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