RogueCode’s Vicious Attack Llama Apocalypse is prepping for its release on Steam and the Xbox One starting February 26th, 2018. The game’s Steam store page is already up and active with screenshots and trailers, depicting an isometric, 3D twin-stick shooter that supports co-op for up to four-players as they battle against an angry and blood-thirsty horde of killer llamas. And if you’re one who is easily offended by over-the-top, B-movie style violence against fictional animals, there’s a toggle switch available so you can play the game without blood and gore.
Vicious Attack Llama Apocalypse is very similar to Visceral Games’ Future Cop: LAPD, which was also an isometric, shooter for the PSX.
You take control of a mobile mech unit and sweep through the streets, clearing out massive hordes of killer llamas. You can check out the release date trailer below.
It’s a lot like a typical zombie infestation story, except instead of people turning into zombies, a bunch of llamas rise up and go on the attack.
You’ll need to work with three other teammates or go at it alone as you traverse through the bloody streets, ripping the llamas to shred with high-powered weaponry and state of the art firearms.
There is drop-in and drop-out co-op play, lots of different weapons to lock, perks and skills to apply, and both a campaign and endless mode.
Most impressive, however, is that on the game’s description page the developers note that there’s “a fancy switch to turn off blood & gore”.
Many gamers have recently been referring to such long-standing switches as an “SJW switch”.
Basically, if you feel morally compelled to not play games that contain mature subject matter such as gore, foul language, excessive violence, nudity, or sexual content, gamers have suggested that developers add an SJW toggle switch. This means that all of the offending bits in the game will be removed during the play session.
Gamers suggested this during the huge debacle over Hyper Universe, where Nexon and Cwavesoft denied gamers’ request to add an SJW toggle switch because they stated that it would defeat the purpose of censorship.
Essentially, Hyper Universe’s community died before it even got out of Early Access once the news spread around about the censorship.
Back before gamers called them “SJW toggle switches” they were simply known as mature content filters, and were present in many older games back during the 1990s, especially games that contained nudity or lots of swearing and gore, like Duke Nukem 3D. Over time the switches faded and away and most gamers were fine with this. However, since 2012 there has been a huge upsurge in Social Justice Warriors demanding censorship of games that offends their sensibilities.
Many game developers, artists and designers simply comply instead of adding SJW toggle switches, while others basically tell SJWs to eff off… like PQube. But in this case it was good that RogueCode added the option in there because there might be some animal rights activists who might complain about the game’s overt violence toward llamas.
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