The Entertainment Software Rating Board today revealed their rating summary for the upcoming multiplatform title, “Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance.” The latest video game in the “Metal Gear” franchise received an M (for Mature) rating due to blood, gore, intense violence and strong language. You can check out some screens from the Playstation 3 and Xbox 360 action-adventure video game in the slideshow at the top of this article in addition to the full rating summary from the Entertainment Software Rating Board below:
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” was previously known as “Metal Gear Solid: Rising.” The gameplay portion of the action-adventure video game is being developed by Platinum Games (who was responsible for “Bayonetta” and “Vanquish”) while Kojima Productions (best known for their works with the “Metal Gear Solid” series) is handling the story and cut scenes portion of the story.
“Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance” will be released for the Playstation 3 and Xbox 360 on Feb. 19. You can pre-order the game in the following link: “Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance”