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Due to Apple’s Stance on Weapons, Latest ‘Overkill 3’ Video Features Soldiers Holding Invisible Guns

This Thursday Craneballs Studios is unleashing Overkill 3, the latest entry in their ultra-popular shooter series, onto the world. Overkill 3 switches up the normal Overkill formula by pulling the camera back to a third-person perspective and adding in cover mechanics. The game has been soft-launched since last September and has undergone several tweaks and balances in the time since, and generally it’s been well-recieved by those who were already fans of the other free to play Overkill games. With the official worldwide launch just a couple of days away, Craneballs has prepared a new trailer for Overkill 3, and given Apple’s recent crusade against weapons and violence in the front-facing parts of the App Store, the developers are erring on the side of caution with this latest video. See if you can spot what’s missing.

Did you catch that? Nobody in the trailer was holding actual guns! It was like a crazy flashback to when I’d play pretend guns with my friends as a kid. Now, I’m not sure if this was an Apple-mandated change or if Craneballs is just being exceedingly cautious with its App Store media assets. Or perhaps it’s Craneballs simply making their own statement on how silly the inconsistent rejections and rule enforcing can be in the App Store. Whatever the case, I think the video’s pretty funny, and Overkill 3 is looking pretty darn good, so swing on buy late Wednesday or early Thursday to give the full official launch version a download for yourself.