Assassin Creed 4: Black Flag Criticized by PETA

PETA has issues a statement in response to the Assassin’s Creed: Black Flag reveal earlier today about its 40% naval-based action – the whaling part that is. This is something that we haven’t seen in many video games before, and a spokesperson from the anti-animal cruelty organization provided the following statement:

“Whaling—that is, shooting whales with harpoons and leaving them to struggle for an hour or more before they die or are hacked apart while they are still alive—may seem like something out of the history books, but this bloody industry still goes on today in the face of international condemnation, and it’s disgraceful for any game to glorify it. PETA encourages video game companies to create games that celebrate animals—not games that promote hurting and killing them.”

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