God of War Collection for PS Vita Rated by the ESRB, Predictable Gore and Sexual Content Mentioned
During the latest E3 Sony announced God of War: Collection (the HD port of I and II) for the PS Vita, and has been pretty much silent about it since, not even giving a release date.
Something finally seems to be moving, as the ESRB just posted a rating for the bundle, of course awarding it with an M for Mature and the following summary:
This is a collection of action games in which players assume the role of Kratos, a Spartan warrior on a quest for vengeance against the gods of Olympus. Players use a double-chained blade and magic attacks to hack and slash zombie-like soldiers and creatures from Greek mythology (e.g., harpies, hydras, minotaurs). Combat is frenetic, and blood-splatter effects occur frequently; violent depictions also include characters getting impaled and sliced in half. During extended boss battles, players can engage in close-up combat that is completed by a sequence of prompted moves. These sequences depict creatures impaled and pummeled. The game also contains a sex mini-game in which players interact with topless women in a bedroom or hot bath. Though sexual acts are never depicted, loud moaning sounds and shaking effects occur off camera. The words “f**k” and “sh*t” can be heard during an interview portion of the game.
And here are the official descriptors for the rating: Blood and Gore, Intense Violence, Nudity, Sexual Content, Strong Language
The fact that the collection has been given a rating obviously means that Sony required it, which also means that we can probably expect an announcement about it fairly soon.