South Park Phone Destroyer Launches, Warns about Microtransactions

The new South Park game, Phone Destroyer, is now out for iOS and Android. Since it’s a free-to-play game, it has its fair share of microtransactions. The game humorously warns you of this even before it begins, in the style of the classic South Park disclaimer. It even gives you quick instructions on how to turn microtransactions off.

South Park Phone Destroyer Launches, Warns about Microtransactions
South Park Phone Destroyer Launches, Warns about Microtransactions

There’s a new South Park out in the wild, called South Park: Phone Destroyer. It’s a free-to-play phone game, and you can get it for both Android and iOS. Unlike Stick of Truth and Fractured But Whole, this is a card-collecting real-time strategy. It features both a single-player campaign, where you once again play as the New Kid, and multiplayer battles.

What’s particularly lovely about this game is that it makes fun of its microtransactions right out of the gate. As you boot the game, you’ll be greeted with a familiar sight. Fans of the show will immediately recognize the usual disclaimer that opens each episode of the show. Here, however, the text is slightly different. The developers take the opportunity to tear into the game’s microtransactions. The text reads: “This game contains both in-app purchases and the option to watch ads for rewards. To disable the ability to make in-app purchases, adjust your device settings. In-app purchases cost real money and are charged to your account and for those reasons, this game should not be played anyone.”

The joke is very clever, of course, especially the instructions on how to turn the microtransactions off. That being said, the game sure has microtransactions. They range from three bucks to seventy bucks. To be fair, the game is free-to-play, so, I guess that’s somewhat fair. I just hope that it doesn’t end up being like that god-forsaken Simpsons game which we don’t talk about.

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