GAME: Rape Day, a visual novel game in which players control how the story progresses, was due to be released on Steam in April. PHOTO: SCREENSHOT/YouTube

Despite a huge outcry over a new PC game called Rape Day, the developers are going ahead with its release later this month.

The online game lets players rape and kill women in story mode.

Developer Desk Plant claims the game is aimed at “four percent of the general population [who] are sociopaths” and would enjoy playing a “menacing serial killer rapist during a zombie apocalypse”.

It said: “Annoy, murder and rape women as you continue the story. It’s a dangerous world with no laws. The zombies enjoy eating the flesh off warm humans and brutally raping them but you are the most dangerous rapist in town.”

New Zealand advocacy group Rape Prevention Education said the idea of the game is “outrageous”, adding it “negates the impact that sexual violence has on its victims”.

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