Dead Rising 3 ESRB Rating Reveals Spicy Details, Sexual Innuendo, The Return of the “Massager” Dildos

on November 19, 2013 3:53 PM

Today the ESRB published the rating for the upcoming Xbox One exclusive Dead Rising 3, that obviously got an M for Mature. Turns out that if you want to mix some spice with your zombies, there will be plenty in the upcoming title by Capcom.

The rating summary reads:

 This is an action-horror game in which players assume the role of Nick Ramos, a mechanic survivor in a fictional city during a zombie outbreak. As players explore the open-world environment, they use blades, firearms, chainsaws, and hand-to-hand combat to kill hordes of zombies and, at times, human survivors.

Players can also use various found objects/constructed objects (e.g., sledge saw, electrified stoplight) or combine vehicles (e.g., motorcycle steamroller combo) to dispatch multiple enemies at once. Red blood-splatter effects occur frequently, and blood sometimes stains the ground and surrounding walls. Zombies often get dismembered and decapitated during gameplay (e.g., zombies cut in half with saws; zombies’ heads chopped off with kitchen knives). Cutscenes also depict instances of gore and intense violence (e.g., a man cutting himself with a hand saw and pulling out his intestines).

During the course of the game, some female characters are depicted in revealing outfits (e.g., lingerie, leather-bondage gear). One boss character is shown caressing her chest during a cutscene; in one extended sequence, a boss battle includes several instances of sexual innuendo (e.g., phallic-shaped flamethrower; white mist shooting out of the weapon after defeat).

Players can also visit a XXX supply shop to obtain a ‘massager’ item (shaped like a sex toy) to use as a weapon against zombies. Players’ character can drink various alcoholic beverages (e.g., wine, vodka, beer) to regain energy; if the character drinks too much he will vomit. The words “f**k,” “sh*t,” and “a*shole” can be heard in the dialogue.

The descriptors are: Blood and Gore, Intense Violence, Sexual Content, Strong Language, Use of Alcohol.

Controversy about the framerate aside, the game looks like it’ll be a lot of fun, and the massager dildos are back from the previous installments of the series. What’s not to love?

 /  Executive News Editor
Hailing from sunny (not as much as people think) Italy and long standing gamer since the age of Mattel Intellivision and Sinclair ZX Spectrum. Definitely a multi-platform gamer, he still holds the old dear PC nearest to his heart, while not disregarding any console on the market. RPGs (of any nationality) and MMORPGs are his daily bread, but he enjoys almost every other genre, prominently racing simulators, action and sandbox games. He is also one of the few surviving fans of the flight simulator genre on Earth.