Metal Gear Survive’s ESRB Rating Revealed; “Realistic Gunfire” and “Large Explosives” Cited as Factors

Konami's upcoming title Metal Gear Survive has received its final ESRB rating. According to the board, the upcoming game was given an "M" for Mature rating.

on January 5, 2018 12:33 PM

The Entertainment Software Ratings Board recently unveiled the rating summary for Metal gear Survive. According to the ESRB, the upcoming survival action-adventure game will receive an “M” for Mature rating. Much like its predecessor, the board decided to give the sequel a Mature rating citing the use of “Blood,” “Language,” and “Violence” as factors.

Here’s a full summary of Metal  Gear Survive’s final rating from the ESRB:

This is an action game in which players help a soldier find a way home after being transported through an alternate dimension. Players undertake missions to explore a hostile world, looking for resources to craft weapons/equipment and rescue other survivors.

Along the way, players use pistols, machine guns, automated turrets, traps, and explosives to battle crystalline alien creatures and infected soldiers in frenetic firefights. Realistic gunfire, large explosives, and screams of pain are heard during combat. Large blood-splatter effects are depicted when characters are injured/killed; some environments depict large pools of blood underneath corpses. The word “sh*t” appears in the dialogue.

Metal Gear Survive is currently being developed by Konami Digital Entertainment and is the first game in the series after the series’ creator, Hideo Kojima departed from the company in 2015. Initially, the game had a 2017 launch window. However, last June, Konami announced the game was delayed to 2018.

Set sometime between the events of Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes and Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain, Metal Gear Survive payers are transported to an alternate reality; where the world currently inhabited by a group of hostile, crystalline zombified-like alien life forms known as “creatures.”

If you would like more information on the game, check out some new assets for the title, including the official box art. On top of that, if you are interested in an opportunity to try the game early, an open beta is set to arrive later this month.

Metal Gear Survive is set to be released on February 20 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC via Steam.

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Taylor Lyles is a staff writer at DualShockers. She specializes in gaming hardware, eSports, virtual reality, new releases and upcoming titles. Born and raised in Maryland, Taylor is currently pursuing a Bachelor of Science degree in Legal Studies from Stevenson University. In her free time, she enjoys playing lacrosse, going fishing, studying Fallout lore, and may or may not have an unhealthy obsession with the Dead Rising series.