South Park creators are pushing the envelope with a new video game due next month. Slated for worldwide release via Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, and Xbox on October 17, South Park: The Fractured But Whole is based on the adult comedy cartoon series. But it’s not your average tv show-turned-video game, as it also makes a very blatant statement about race relations and gender identity.
Not unusual, is a player’s ability to set their preferred level of difficulty before getting in the game. But, “What’s interesting is the easier the difficulty, the lighter your character’s skin. Conversely, the harder the difficulty, the darker your character’s skin,” Eurogamer reports.
Players also have the option to choose their gender: male, female, or other, but if you choose a non-male character, South Park counselor Mr. Mackey will reinforce your decision by calling your video game parents. If you choose ‘girl,’ “Mr. Mackey then asks you to clarify exactly what you mean by a girl. You’re then asked to select whether you identify as cisgender or transgender. [Game reviewers] Aoife and Chris picked transgender, and Mr Mackey once again calls your parents,” Eurogamer explains.
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