PETA Condemns ‘Assassin’s Creed IV’ Whaling. Ubisoft Responds With Pretty Sweet Zinger

As we recently learned, Assassin’s Creed IV is about pirates, and sometimes those pirates go whaling, so you know what that means — it’s time for a cynical PETA publicity grab!

“Whaling — that is, shooting whales with harpoons and leaving them to struggle for an hour or more before they die or are hacked apart while they are still alive-may seem like something out of the history books, but this bloody industry still goes on today in the face of international condemnation, and it’s disgraceful for any game to glorify it.”

Whaling hurts whales? Get out! Thanks for the info PETA — I always just thought of it as a friendly game of harpoon tag. Thankfully Ubisoft isn’t sweating PETA’s attempted shaming. Hit the jump for their super snarky reply

“History is our playground in Assassin’s Creed. Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag is a work of fiction that depicts the real events during the Golden Era of Pirates. We do not condone illegal whaling, just as we don’t condone a pirate lifestyle of poor hygiene, plundering, hijacking ships, and over-the-legal-limit drunken debauchery.”

Zing. Welp, I guess it’s just a matter of sitting back and waiting for the inevitable PETA flash game now.

via The Escapist & VentureBeat