Soon you will be able to shoot people with finger guns, activate fake grenades with your teeth and kick down imaginary doors without leaving the house, just like this guy in the Blackwater video game trailer.On October 25, former owner and CEO of Blackwater Erik Prince is releasing a first person shooter based the infamous private security contractor now known as Xe Services, in partner with video game developer Zombie Studios.
Here’s the totally over-the-top trailer:
The game is set in a fictional North African town, with warlords and militias — but not civilians or noncombatants — as the primary targets.
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Prince told CNN last month: “The physical, visual and virtual feel of participating in a mission brings a level of excitement and realism to the game that is hard to match. And frankly, it’s fun. I think gamers will really enjoy playing the game.”
Blackwater, which has received over $1 billion in federal contracts in places like Iraq and Afghanistan, gained notoriety after four employees were accused of killing 17 Iraqi civilians after allegedly opening fire in Nisour Square in Baghdad in 2007. The charges were dismissed in December 2009, but an Appeals Court panel ordered the judge to reconsider the case earlier this year.