'South Park' Game 'Fractured But Whole' Will Be Harder If Your Character Is Black

"Don't worry, this doesn't affect combat. Just every other aspect of your whole life"

BY Calum SlingerlandPublished Sep 7, 2017

After 20 seasons on television, South Park certainly isn't adverse to serving up biting social commentary. That trend continues with its forthcoming videogame The Fractured But Whole, which will be increasingly difficult the darker a character's skin is.

As Eurogamer's playthrough video shows, the difficulty scale for the game goes up the darker a character's skin becomes. "Don't worry, this doesn't affect combat," narrator Eric Cartman says. "Just every other aspect of your whole life."

As Eurogamer also reports, Ubisoft developers noted that the game's difficulty setting affects the way other characters speak to you and the amount of money you can make, among other aspects of gameplay. The playthrough shows that users also have the option of identifying as cisgender or transgender.

After some delaysSouth Park: The Fractured But Whole is set to arrive on October 17. Find the difficulty slider in the playthrough below at around 5:40 in the first player, and the gender selection at 44:00 in the second player.

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