On Thursday, Kyle Rittenhouse announced he is releasing a new video game in which players can shoot “fake news turkeys.” The game will help fund Rittenhouse’s effort to “fight back against the fake news.”
In a promotional video for the game, Rittenhouse introduces himself as “the guy who was recently acquitted of all charges in the Kenosha self-defense case,” referring to the Kenosha, Wisconsin 2020 riot during which he fatally shot two attackers and wounded a third in self-defense.
“From the very beginning, I did nothing wrong. But that didn’t stop the media from smearing my name. It’s time to fight back against the fake news machine. This is why I’m launching the Kyle Rittenhouse Fake News Turkey Shoot video game,” Rittenhouse says.
According to Rittenhouse’s website, players become Rittenhouse and shoot turkeys labeled with the words “fake news.”
“The media is nothing but a bunch of turkeys with nothing better to do than push their lying agenda and destroy innocent people’s lives,” Rittenhouse says before asking viewers to go to Rittenhousegame.com to pre-order the game, which he is selling for $9.99.
Rittenhouse adds that the game will “help me fund the lawsuits to stop these fake news turkeys.”
The promotional video concludes with a rap, which goes, “It’s the fake news turkey shoot. Got a laser gun going pew, pew, pew. Filing lawsuits. We about to bang up the fake news.”
Mint Studios helped develop the game and the company’s CEO, Mint Chip, told the Washington Examiner that the company felt compelled to help Rittenhouse “after we saw what was done to him.”
“We had to step in to help Kyle after we saw what was done to him. Before the trial, you couldn’t even mention his name in a positive manner on social media without getting banned. The truth literally got you suspended. We fight for the truth,” the CEO said.
Earlier this month, Rittenhouse posted on Twitter a video of himself firing a machine gun before calling out President Joe Biden over gun control.
In the video, Rittenhouse fires numerous rounds from what appears to be an M134 Minigun while at an indoor shooting range. He then turns to the camera and gives a thumbs up before saying, “Joe Biden, you’re not coming for our guns.”
On the same day, Rittenhouse told Fox News host Tucker Carlson that he and his legal team plan to “make the media pay” for defaming him in the months after the riot in Kenosha.