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Wales Interactive has pulled the announcement trailer for its upcoming FMV title Gamer Girl following a backlash online.

Revealed last week, the game places you in the role of a livestream chat moderator who must guide the choices of novice female streamer Abicakes99 while tracking an unknown online predator who is stalking her.

The trailer didn't go down particularly well online, with some criticising the stereotypical portrayal of female streamers as well as the use of online abuse – which is a very real problem for many streamers – to generate entertainment.

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Gamer Girl
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Gamer Girl

As well as pulling the trailer, Wales Interactive has also deleted the press marketing materials it had issued to accompany the game's announcement, and has posted the following message on Twitter:

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Gamer Girl was due to arrive on Switch in September. It's unknown when – or indeed if – it will now launch.