Kim Jong-Un, the video game, has been announced, and it allows players to fight against “American imperialist hordes” and even sees the Korean dictator face-off with a US tank, ride a unicorn, and battle alongside his close comrade, Dennis Rodman.
Glorious Leader! has been devised by Moneyhorse Games, a new Atlanta-based company, and it has been described as a “retro style run ‘n’ gun” game. It consists of seven levels, and users come up against various different foes in their quest to complete their mission.
Moneyhorse Games have even released a series of screenshots and a trailer for Glorious Leader, which show Rodman and Kim Jong Un fighting on a basketball court, Un riding on a unicorn while up against US aircrafts as they drop bombs on him and Un brawling on an aircraft carrier in New York.
Moneyhorse Games took to their website to announce Glorious Leader!:
“The Democratic People’s Republic of Korea commands you to know that the capitalistic pigs at Moneyhorse LLC, are developing Glorious Leader!, an epic tale about the triumph of Kim Jong Un over the entire American army.”
“Battle through 7 unique levels as you defeat waves of imperialists, combat over-the-top bosses, and ride unicorns!”
“Glorious Leader! is coming soon to PC and something called a mobile device. Finally, you will know why North Korea truly is the best Korea.’
Glorious Leader is expected to be available by the end of 2014.
In its retro trailer Kim Jong Un saunters on screen and, backed by daunting music, a newsreader declares, “Oh glorious leader! Oh glorious leader! For years you have watched, and trained, and trained some more, and stood on tanks waiting for the moment to destroy the capitalist swine!”
It then cuts to various screenshots of the game showing Kim Jong-Un single-handedly taking on his American enemies, while retro computer music plays in the background. It then finishes with Un and Rodman stood on a basketball court before they are lowered into a secret bunker. You can check out the trailer at the foot of the page.
The Guardian have reported that Jeff Miller, CEO of Moneyhorse Games, was “motivated to develop the game by his fascination with North Korea. He wanted to find a new way to tell the country’s story, and to get people across the world talking about the secretive nation.”
Miller also notes that he hopes the game manages to “carefully walk the line of satire without being an apologist for the regime.”
[Images via Moneyhorse Games]