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Political Kombat ’12: Presidential Campaign Meets Mortal Kombat

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By HVpolitics
October 1, 2012 at 10:51 am



We’ve already seen a video game-inspired mash-up of Mitt Romney and President Barack Obama’s convention speeches. But we haven’t seen the 2012 candidates fighting to the death (wait: pro-life!) in an actual video game.

Political Kombat ’12 brings the heat. Watch this amazing new game:

Game-makers Andrew Bouve and Taige Jensen introduced their series on Slate today:

With the first presidential debate just days away, Slate V is unveiling its latest campaign series. Political Kombat ’12 recounts the story of the 2012 presidential race in a succession of animated video game fights. In the opening episode, we go back to the Republican primaries and pit Mitt Romney against GOP rivals Rick Santorum and Herman Cain. In Episode 2, Romney does battle with Newt Gingrich and Ron Paul. Episode 3 imagines a fight between President Obama and Donald Trump. And in the coming weeks, we’ll stage a fight between Joe Biden and Paul Ryan as a prelude to a battle royale between Romney and Obama. Stay tuned.

[Philip Bump via Benjy Sarlin]

Elsewhere, check out some of the top pics from Monday:

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