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Your character's skin tone affects the difficulty of the newest 'South Park' game


For decades, South Park has always been in the spotlight of controversy with its crude take on political satire and social commentary. With the upcoming release of its newest RPG, the writers are not turning down the heat.

In South Park: The Fractured But Whole, one particular setting stands out in your character's customization. When selecting a difficulty setting, rather than just stating what level you would like, a slider pops up. On this graphic, there is a gradient of skin tone, with the lighter color being the easiest setting and, conversely, the darker being the most difficult.

During this process, Eric Cartman narrates, "Don't worry, this doesn't affect combat. Just every other aspect of your whole life." In other words, while the gameplay is not changed by this choice, other factors such as in-game earnings and treatment by the public are drastically altered.

As captured by Eurogamer in the segment above, South Park has never been afraid to voice their views regarding ethics on social issues via satire. Their direct and blunt style has consistently delivered to their audience for decades, so it's no surprise that they would incorporate the same notions into their other forms of entertainment. The superhero parody is set to release on October 17th.

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