First Saudi Arabian multiplatform game a blessing and a curse

Fempop points to something unique coming out the Arab world, but there’s a catch. So the good news is that there’s a videogame from Saudi Arabia which is something of a rarity. The bad news is that it looks a lot like an already-popular American game of almost the same name and who’s latest iteration takes place in the same region.  Oh well. (But I guess you could say that about a lot of games these days):

Unearthed: Trail of Ibn Battuta is the first major multi platform game to come out of Saudi Arabia and it’s riffing on a very popular American made game so it’s going to have some eyes on it. But coming from the country that famously won’t allow women to drive it’s promising to see a woman character in an action-based video game. And she’s wearing a headscarf! When was the last time you saw a heroine in a video game wearing a headscarf?