North Koreans play ‘Yankee’ shoot-em-up sport

Promotional image from North Korean computer game

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Gamers use a wide range of digital weapons to wipe out American troopers

The newest laptop sport to emerge from North Korea reveals that avid gamers’ tastes there are being nudged into line with the nation’s navy ambitions and rhetoric.

North Korea information web site Arirang-Meari says new first-person shoot-em-up sport on cell phones referred to as “Yankee Mopping-up Operation” is changing into well-liked within the nation.

Because the identify suggests, gamers use sniper rifles and assault weapons to kill and destroy US military troops within the fashion of a plethora of first-person shooter video games accessible elsewhere on the planet. Gamers get new weapons each time they full a stage, the web site says.

For gamers squeamish concerning the taking pictures, Arirang-Meari factors out that the American cannon fodder “boasts as if they’re the emperor of the world”.

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Kim Jong-un leads a rustic which is dominated by its million-strong navy

A ‘military-first’ nation

In a rustic ruled by “military-first” ideology and fiercely against the US, the sport is offered as a instrument to stoke anti-Americanism.

“Customers are creating their will to thoroughly destroy the US invaders by enjoying the sport,” Arirang-Meari says.

North Korean media is stuffed with navy imagery, and TV schedules are peppered with patriotic struggle motion pictures or documentaries exhibiting the nation’s navy power.

Yankee Mopping-up Operation is developed by Sujeongcheon Info Know-how Firm, which additionally developed Soccer Fierce Battle, a soccer simulator with a passing resemblance to the world well-known “FIFA” sequence of video games.

Reporting by Alistair Coleman, Tae-jun Kang

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