Morrissey and co team up with PETA for the 8-bit arcade-style game

The Smiths have teamed up with animal rights group PETA for a new online video game inspired by their song ‘Meat Is Murder’.

The retro arcade-style game is called The Beautiful Creature Must Die and has been made in collaboration with This Is Pop.

The game allows players to save animals from slaughter, all set to an 8-bit soundtrack of the band’s iconic 1985 track.

Play the game beneath.

In a press release, Morrissey says: “This game is the biggest social crusade of all, as we safeguard the weak and helpless from violent human aggression. You don’t get that from Pokémon Go.”

Morrissey recently said that reuniting The Smiths “doesn’t make sense any more“.

An Australian news site asked Morrissey if time has healed the wounds in the rift between him and former bandmate Johnny Marr.

“​It’s no longer a question of time or wounds, but simply that the issue is now so remote that the question doesn’t make sense any more,” he responded.

Morrissey also told News.com.au that there is only one thing left in The Smiths’ vaults that could be put on any future reissues, but he doesn’t own a copy of it.

“Only a cover of Elvis Presley’s ‘A Fool Such As I’,” he said. “I don’t even have a copy of it, but I expect it will spring out one day… when I’m on a life-support machine.”