Glorious Leader lets you play as Kim Jong-un riding a flaming unicorn

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Of course, you do.  What a silly question to ask.  Unfortunately, video games starring the Dear Leader have been pretty hard to come by.  But now, a new game will now take you to the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, and put you in the shoes of Kim Jong-un as he battles against an invasion by capitalist swine.  Read on for the glorious details.

As you might have guessed by the image above, the game is called Glorious Leader, and while details on the game are scarce, what we do know is both awesome and horrifying.  Developed by Moneyhorse Games, and styled to evoke memories of classic 8 bit side scrollers like Contra, Glorious Leader stars Kim Jong-un as the greatest warrior currently walking the face of the Earth.  In other words, it’s a simulation of his real life.  As in real life, the DPRK in the game is under constant threat of invasion from American capitalist dogs.  But unlike real life, in the game, the invasion actually happens.  Fear not, freedom loving citizens of the world.  Kim Jong-un is a one man army, albeit a slightly overweight one man army who is constantly short of breath.  Nonetheless, he is up to the challenge of repelling the invaders, thanks to unlimited ammo and his trusty flaming unicorn.  Check out the trailer below to see what I mean.

While the merits of mocking one of the largest human rights disasters in modern history are debatable, there’s no denying that from a gameplay perspective, Glorious Leader looks like a lot of fun. It looks like it will scratch that retro itch many of us NES fans suffer from. It’ll be out for PC and mobile platforms later this year.


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