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'Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance' given an M rating by ESRB

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The Entertainment Software Rating Board revealed their rating summary on Wednesday for Konami’s upcoming multiplatform title, “Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance”.

Like “Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots” and previous Platinum Games efforts, which include the likes of “Bayonetta” and “MadWorld”, “Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance” has been given an M rating – which designates the title is for Mature audiences. The reason for an M rating was due to blood, gore, intense violence, and strong language.

Given the nature of the game and how Raiden can slice enemies into tiny pieces with ease, the M rating should come as no surprise to anyone.

The full rating summary reads:

This is an action game in which players assume the role of Raiden, a cybernetic soldier on a mission to stop a futuristic terrorist organization. Players use swords, guns, and rocket launchers to kill enemy cyborgs and giant robots in frenetic melee-style combat. Players can also employ stealth tactics (e.g., impaling/stabbing enemies close-up) to eliminate targets. Combat is fast-paced and frenetic, with realistic gunfire, explosions, and cries of pain.

Exaggerated blood splashes occur frequently when enemies are injured, and slow-motion effects highlight various finishing moves (e.g., dismembering enemies). Some cut scenes also depict intense acts of violence: a character impaled in slow motion; a close-up angles of dismemberment; a character's heart ripped out. The words “f**k” and “sh*t” can be heard in dialogue.

“Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance” is being developed by Platinum Games – renowned for their work on “Bayonetta” and “Vanquish”. Aside from “Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance”, Platinum Games is currently developing “Bayonetta 2” and “The Wonderful 101” for Nintendo Wii U.

Metal Gear Rising Revengeance” will release on Feb. 19, 2013 for Xbox 360 and PS3.

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