A NEW video game that allows players to become Jesus Christ and have “realistic” fights with Satan has left Christians and social media users outraged.
Jesus Christ: The Video Game guides the player through the life of Jesus as an adult, with players having to perform miracles listed in the New Testament.
The announcement has since received criticism online, with many “offended” by the theme of the virtual adventure.
The game’s designers have promised players to be able to become Jesus in the first-person view and to be able to catch fish, cure an old woman and calm the sea.
Not only that, but players are able to get crucified – a scene that sparked controversy among the Christian community.
The game also promised a fight against the Devil set in the desert.
The trailer shows Jesus performing a series of miracles – including healing a blind woman’s eyesight and walking on water.
A release date for the game has not been given, but the status on the game’s distributor Steam’s website, which reads “coming soon”.
The description reads: “I Am Jesus Christ is a realistic simulator game inspired by the stories from the New Testament of the Bible.
“Get into old times and follow the same path of Jesus Christ 2,000 years ago.
“The game is covering the period from the Baptizing of Jesus Christ and to the Resurrection.
Have you ever wondered [what it would be like] to be like Him one of the most powerful and privileged people in the world.
“Are you ready to fight with Satan in the desert, exorcising demons and curing sick people, or calm the storm in the sea?”
The game has received a mixed reaction online, with many finding it disrespectful towards Christianity.
One gamer wrote: “Seems blasphemous.”
Another said: “I’m catholic and what the f***.”
While a third added: “Not psyched about the gamification of my faith.”