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Finally, Some Rise of Nightmares Details Arise from ESRB’s Mature Rating

For the unfamiliar, Rise of Nightmares is a Kinect-exclusive horror title that was announced at the Tokyo Game Show last year. With all of the family friendly games coming out on the platform it’s nice to see an actual horror game being made for the platform, though I hope its better than past motion-centric games we’ve seen on the Wii (like Ju-On: The Grudge). At least we now know the game is rated Mature, which essentially means Sega can get away with tossing buckets of gore, undead babies and body parts at us.

Rise of Nightmares was given a Mature rating for its blood, gore, intense violence, partial nudity, strong language and suggestive themes. Sorry, no undead babies here. Head past the jump for the ESRB’s full description of all the terrifying elements we can expect to enjoy in the game when it releases later this year for the Xbox 360. This is a horror-adventure game in which players assume the role of an American tourist who must rescue his wife from a deranged scientist. From a first-person perspective, players use brass knuckles, knives, hatchets, and chainsaws to kill zombie-like creatures and disfigured monsters inside a mansion environment. Combat is highlighted by exaggerated sprays of blood, and damage often results in dismemberment or decapitation-stray body parts sometimes litter the ground. Some sequences and cutscenes depict more intense acts of violence: a man screams loudly as spikes impale his body; a restrained character’s hand is chopped off before he is killed; a character (cut in half) crawls away in a pool of blood; a soldier is ripped apart by a monster, causing blood to stain the screen. During the course of the game, some female creatures are depicted in revealing outfits (e.g., ‘pasties’ that partially cover their breasts); in one sequence, a woman sits on the central character’s chest and engages in suggestive dialogue (e.g., ‘Oh, how I’ve thought of this-night after night. How I’ve missed these lips.’). Dialogue also includes phrases such as ‘Best sex of my life.’/’Worst sex of my life,’ ‘f**k,’ and ‘sh*t.’

I don’t know about you but this game just got a lot more interesting to me.



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