Kyle Rittenhouse announced on Thursday that he was releasing a video game to fight fake news.
Mr Rittenshouse was acquitted last year of charges of homicide, attempted homicide and reckless endangerment after he shot and killed two men and injured a third during a protest in Kenosha, Wisconsin, on 25 August 2020. He claimed self-defense.
Proceeds from the game, according to its website, will go “to sue left-leaning media organizations for defamation.”
“From the start, I did nothing wrong. But that didn’t stop the media from smearing my name. It’s time to fight the fake news machine,” Mr Rittenhouse said on social media. “That’s why I’m launching the Kyle Rittenshouse Turkey Shoot video game.”
The game, priced at $9.99 (£8.14) is called The shooting of Kyle Rittenhouse’s turkey, and allows players to slaughter “fake news turkeys”. The game is now available for pre-order.
The website says, “Play as Kyle Rittenhouse to destroy fake turkeys in a simple shooter for all ages!”
Proceeds from the video game will go to the Media Accountability Project, an initiative he launched in February this year.
“The media is nothing but a bunch of turkeys with nothing better to do than push their lying agenda and destroy innocent lives,” Mr Rittenhouse added.
He urged his subscribers to pre-order the game and help him “fund the lawsuits”.
It was created in collaboration with video game developer Mint Studios, according to the Washington Examiner.
Its CEO, Mint Chip, said: “They had to step in to help Kyle after we saw what had been done to him.”
“Before the trial, you couldn’t even mention his name positively on social media without getting banned. The truth has literally suspended you. We are fighting for the truth,” he said.
Mr Chip poked fun at the media coverage the video game received, while also writing on Twitter: “Waiting for Joe Biden to comment on fake Turkey shooter.”
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