One of the most controversial games of all time is coming to Nintendo Switch.
More specifically, after teasing an announcement earlier this week, the developer has announced that its incredibly contentious and divisive isometric shooter, Hatred, is coming to the Nintendo Switch.
Introducing you to the ‘Hatred’
The official pitch of the game holds that “Hatred fills your whole body. You’re fed-up and sick of humanity’s worthless existence. The thing that powers are the true Armageddon that you want to unleash, and of course, your gun”. “You will leave for a hunt, wherewith cold blood; and clear the New York outskirts of all people. You ‘ll shoot, damage. You ‘ll kill, and fade. There are no rules, no compassion, no mercy, no point in going back. You are the master of life and death promptly having full command over the lives of petty human scum”.
Game representing Political Situations!
In it, players play as a misanthropic mass-killer who goes on a “genocide crusade” with the only goal of killing as many humans as possible. Sounds horrible, right?
Well, according to Destructive Creations, the game was a direct response to societal and political trends at the time, such as political correctness.
At the moment of publishing, there’s no word of a release date. Furthermore, it’s currently unclear if changes will be done to the game for release or not.
Since it’s releasing on the Nintendo console, which usually doesn’t allow plays rated ‘Adults Only’. Hatred first emerged on the scene back in 2015 via Destructive Creations and PC.
Who will Defend it Again?
As you would expect, the game was incredibly controversial.
It was pulled from Steam (Steam Greenlight) by Valve due to its over-the-top violent content.
However, eventually, Gabe Newell himself brings it back, alongside a personal apology. Naturally, all of this only added to the game’s controversial nature.
When Hatred was out in 2015, it was universally hammered for being repetitive and for its unnecessary level of distasteful violence.
That said, the game found an audience and many defenders who defended not only the game’s right to exist but some elements of its gameplay.