Too Real! South Park's New Game Gets Harder As The Characters Get Darker

South Park: The Fractured But Whole

Some people still write South Park off as a cartoon about fart jokes and four-letter words, but since the beginning it has also operated on a much deeper, more socially-aware level. Huffington Post reports that in the show's upcoming video game "South Park: The Fractured But Whole," the difficulty setting is linked to whatever skin tone a player chooses while creating a character, with darker skin tones translating to harder gameplay.

In a video recorded by Eurogamer of two employees testing the game, you can hear one of the main characters, Cartman, say that the skin tone slider doesn't actually affect how the players fight in the game, but it does affect "every other aspect of your whole life." 

Eurogamer learned from Ubisoft (the company that made the game) that the slider does affect the amount of money a player makes and how he/she is treated by other characters. There is also a new option to choose "other" as a gender instead of just male or female. That is so woke for a video game!

The video game is set to release on October 17 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Microsoft Windows, so get ready to feel very uncomfortable.

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