South Park's new game is harder if your character is black

new south park game is harder if you're black
The character creation screen. Photo credit: South Park

The difficulty of the upcoming South Park video game will depend on the player character's race. 

In a preview from Eurogamer, characters with lighter skin automatically played on 'easy' mode, whereas players with dark skin were set to 'very difficult'.

The choice of skin tone will reportedly change how other characters respond to you in the game, South Park: The Fractured But Whole, as well as how much money your character earns. 

South Park character Cartman cheerfully informs the player as they're making their selection, "Don't worry, this doesn't affect combat. Just every other aspect of your whole life."

In the sequel to 2014's South Park: The Stick of Truth, the player once again takes the role of 'the new kid' in South Park, exploring and interacting with the cast of the show - now coming into its 21st season. 

It was originally named South Park: The Butt Hole of Time, but after being told this would not be allowed on shelves, creators Matt Stone and Trey Parker came up with the new title in order to keep their highbrow joke intact.

The game is set for release on October 17.


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