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Remember the days where Mortal Kombat and Night Trap caused an uproar? It might be coming back after this game releases.
Hatred, a game in development by Polish developer Destructive Creations, is a Shooter set to be released in 2015 on Microsoft Windows.
The game features a violent, nihilistic protagonist on a “genocide crusade.” The trailer for the game, released on its announcement on October 16th, depicts a long-haired man in a trenchcoat loading an AK-47 and commenting on how he “…always wanted to die violently.” After collecting more weapons he opens his front door to civilians out on the street and the screen goes black.
The rest of the trailer, presumably gameplay, depicts a monochrome, almost Smash TV looking shooter, filled with standard gun violence and some brutal executions involving knives, shotguns and handguns.
While this kind of violence has been seen before in games like Grand Theft Auto, Manhunt, the Postal series, or any FPS on the market, there is a level of severity here that I haven’t seen in violent games, in addition to the reminder of the mass murderers who have been in the news this year in the US.
The trailer has already received several remarks from major gaming sites, citing the game as controversial and horrific. According to the developer website, the creators were hoping to make a game in response to political correctness and games as art among other things.
I think they succeeded in that much.
Warning: The following trailer features extreme graphic violence and harsh language. Viewer discretion is advised.
Do you think this game was an eventual response to a politically correct and overly sensitive world? Or do you think it goes too far and needs to be stopped? Let us know in the Comments below!