A North Korean video game developer claims to have released a video game called “Hunting Yankee” inside the reclusive country.
The game purports to be a first-person shooter, similar to the massively popular “Call of Duty” franchise, the objective of which is to kill American soldiers with a sniper rifle. Images were released appearing to depict gameplay which show a soldier within crosshairs being shot.
News of the game was released on an official state-run media website Arirang-Meari, first reported on by English-language NK News. A rough translation from the official article announcing the game says that “players can implement various special behaviors in a virtual world reminiscent of a breathtaking battle scene.”
The game follows a number of other state-sponsored North Korean video games recently released which are thinly veiled propaganda platforms to illustrate the DPRK’s resentment of the United States.