New South Park videogame more difficult for black characters
Upcoming new videogame South Park: The Fractured But Whole (think about it) darkens your character's skin colour depending on which difficulty level you choose.
Players use a slider to set the game's difficulty level anywhere from 'easy' to 'very difficult' - but the colour of your character's skin darkens the higher you set the difficult level, making anyone who plays the game on its highest difficulty setting automatically black.
"Don't worry, this doesn't affect combat - just every other aspect of your life," explains South Park character Eric Cartman in the game.
Game developers Ubisoft told Eurogamer that the difficulty setting affects the amount of money you receive and the way other characters speak to you throughout the course of the game.
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The game also offers options for players to identify as cisgender or transgender.
The upcoming South Park game has a difficulty setting. Here's what it looks like. pic.twitter.com/PZXRT4wI0W— Ian Miles Cheong (@stillgray) September 7, 2017
South Park: The Fractured But Whole is a sequel to South Park: The Stick Of Truth, which was partially censored for console versions of the game when released here in New Zealand in 2014.
According to gaming website Kotaku the new game was originally called The Butthole Of Time, but South Park co-creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone were told that wouldn't be allowed on the shelves, hence the revised title.
South Park: The Fractured But Whole releases October 17 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.