The creators of outrageous adult comedy cartoon South Park have developed a new video game which is harder if you play as a black character.
As well as deciding upon the character’s color, players can also chose the sex of their on-screen superhero, including transgender.
The game ‘South Park: The Fractured But Whole’ is being released next month, although some reviewers have received advanced copies and have discovered the discrepancy.
The game is based on the controversial adult cartoon South Park, pictured,
It is a follow up to the earlier game and features Eric Cartman in his super hero guise
Before the game begins, players are asked to decide upon the difficulty of the game. As the player increases the level of the challenge, the skin tone of their character gets darker
The Role Playing Game sees the player create his or her own super hero based on Eric Cartman’s ‘Coon and Friends’ secret society from the show. In the show, Cartman and his friends have a secret super hero society who are tasked with saving the town from various disasters. Cartman’s character is based on a raccoon with super powers.
According to the game’s developers Ubisoft: ‘ Not only has South Park grown with new places to explore and new characters to discover, but when the sun sets, havoc and chaos reign as the seedy underbelly of South Park. At night, a whole new world opens up where your alter ego can harness its powers to do whatever it takes to save the town.’
The game has been reviewed by Eurogamer.net who said the character’s color has impacts the difficulty of the game.
The game has been developed by South Park creators Trey Parker, right, and Matt Stone,left
Players get the chance to create their own characters although, those who want more of a challenge will find the difficulty of the game increases along with the character’s skin tone
The game was developed by the show’s creators Matt Stone and Trey Parker
According to their review: ‘The difficulty of the game affects the amount of money you receive and the way other characters speak to you throughout the course of the game. It is, quite clearly, a social commentary on racism in modern society, and as far as video games go, a pretty effective one.’
This is the second South Park game and has been written, voiced and directed by the show’s original creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone.
As well as choosing the character’s color, players also get the opportunity to decide upon their sex – including transgender.
MailOnline has contacted Ubisoft for a comment.