New video game allows players to battle Isis as Kurdish female fighter

New video game allows players to fight Islamic State as female Kurdish fighter

The new video game allows the player to fight against Islamic State

Thursday, February 9, 2017

A new video game will allow players to fight Islamic State as a female Kurdish fighter.

Entitled Insurgency: Sandstorm, the soon-to-be-released first-person shooter game is set in present-day Iraq and focuses on the story of a Yazidi Kurd who escapes an Isis prison, Alaraby reported.

After her escape the character joins Kurdish militia to fight against the extremists and flush them out of the areas they have occupied.

Developers New World said: "Thematically, the game is inspired by real events and people, however this is a fictional story and characters.

"The narrative shifts the typical shooter inspiration away from blockbuster military power fantasy movies more towards a dark and understated indie film rooted in reality."

Hundreds of Kurdish women, including Yazidis [who are neither Muslims nor Arabs], have taken part in the real-world fight against Isis, earning international plaudits for their bravery.

The game will be released on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC next year.