This is either the funniest thing I've ever seen or the scariest.  Or a pretty good hoax.  On the other hand, they have a website that looks pretty legit.

A family shouldn’t have to wait until Sunday to worship the Lord. Now you can go to church every day without leaving your home. Participate in more than 24 unique and exhilarating Ceremonies. Be sure to try them all. The more you play, the more Grace points you collect. Then trade in your Grace points to unlock the Holy Mysteries.

"Featuring Ash Wednesday!"  Love it.  No word if it will incorporate the new Mass translations.

James Martin, SJ

Comments

Beth Cioffoletti | 11/19/2009 - 6:48pm
I HOPE it's a hoax too!
They say that Television is a mirror of who we are.  This seems like one of those mirrors showing things that we would rather not see.
Marissa Lafler | 11/19/2009 - 4:05am
There was a talking rosary? That's just creepy.
There's virtually no information about the publishing company, and nerds nerdier than I claim the resolution is greater than the Wii is capable of handling.
Though running with this idea, a Tridentine expansion pack would be amusing.
Marissa Lafler | 11/18/2009 - 8:09pm
O.o would be the best description of my reaction.
Kotaku.com thinks it's a hoax.
Upon repeat viewing, I think it's just a hoax.
Brian Thompson | 11/18/2009 - 6:21pm
That is pretty funny!
 
Eric Stoltz | 11/18/2009 - 5:39pm
I hope it comes with a Clown Mass plugin.
Fran Rossi Szpylczyn | 11/18/2009 - 9:39pm
It looks filled with hoaxiness, complete with the aforementioned left-handedness. Sometimes you just have to laugh. This is one of those times.
 
ANN ODONOGHUE | 11/18/2009 - 8:45pm
It is very obviously a satirical hoax. While I am no longer Catholic or a believer, I find it distasteful and not at all funny when people use children to denigrate someone else's religion.

Why do I know it's an obvious hoax? People who are devout wouldn't want Mass turned into a game and the other group of Catholics hardly go to mass on Sunday anymore so I doubt they would find a religious game appealing.

Glad you think it's funny and worthy of promotion.
Jack Marth | 11/18/2009 - 2:46pm
The commerical reveals a clear defect in the game - the children are making the sign of the cross with their left hands, but apparently still get grace points!!  They are doing it all wrong, but still get points?
That, to quote Bonhoeffer, is "cheap grace".