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New High on Life clip lampshades the ‘invincible child’ trope from titles like Skyrim, Fallout

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High on Life is the subsequent title from Squanch Games, the event studio based by Rick and Morty creator Justin Roiland. The shooter sees you exploring an alien world with an arsenal of speaking weapons (one among which sounds an terrible lot like Morty). While you’ll be gunning down quite a lot of huge dangerous guys and executives in the course of the journey, High on Life will even allow you to cross a long-held line and shoot alien youngsters too.

As proven in a short gameplay snippet from IGN, High on Life “isn’t afraid” to allow you to shoot a child identical to every other alien foe. Perhaps it’s allowed as a result of the character is distinctly not a human, or maybe there’s extra context from the complete game that we’re lacking. Either means, it falls in keeping with the shock issue that Roiland’s work can typically incorporate.

This isn’t only a purposefully tasteless second in High on Life, nonetheless. It’s a selected, satirical response to a trope from video games within the Fallout and Elder Scrolls collection. Those titles typically characteristic little one characters that many gamers discover annoying, and regardless that these video games let you assault just about any NPC, youngsters have at all times been off-limits. They’re invincible even when in harmful conditions — this is the reason Fallout modding typically contains the choice to really make these youngsters mortal. High on Life is crossing that line by itself accord, shedding its “E for Everyone rating” within the course of, because the gun remarks. Pretty positive it was at all times going to get that M score, buddy.

High on Life was initially set to launch in October. Its new launch date is December 13, so it’s nonetheless coming this yr. It’ll be accessible on Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One, and PC through Steam and the Epic Games Store. As you may guess from the shortage of a PlayStation model, High on Life shall be accessible on Game Pass for Xbox and PC on day one.