Serious Sam Collection for PS4 and Xbox One Rated by ESRB

The Entertainment Software Ratings Board has released a ratings report for the Serious Sam Collection, pre-emptively announcing a PlayStation 4 and Xbox One re-release.

The Entertainment Software Ratings Board have once again publicly released a rating for an upcoming title prior to its announcement/release. This time, the board have published a report for the Serious Sam Collection, which is for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One consoles.

It’s probably going to be the case that this is just a re-release of the existing Serious Sam Collection, which launched on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 – however, I’m hoping that there will be even further remastered textures/visuals and 4K support. I want that juicy gore! The ESRB report does not list which games are included in the bundle, but the previous collection included “four legendary games plus DLC”; Serious Sam HD: The First Encounter, Serious Sam HD: The Second Encounter, Serious Sam 3: BFE along with The Jewel of the Nile DLC and Serious Sam Double D XXL.

The ratings report lists the collection as an M for Mature-rated software, with the reasoning being that “players use pistols, machine guns, shotguns, and sledgehammers to kill numerous creatures.” Checks out. Honestly, I expected nothing less — it’s Serious Sam. As is expected, “Large blood-splatter effects occur during combat. Enemies are sometimes shown blowing themselves up into bursts of limbs and blood. Players are also able to rip the eyes out of creatures’ heads and/or rip the hearts out of soldier-like aliens.”

“During the course of the game, harpy-like enemies are depicted topless (though usually from a distance). One character briefly references drugs in the dialogue (e.g., “I’m supposed to be doin’ blow off a stripper’s a*s right now.”). The words “f**k” and “sh*t” appear in dialogue.”

We’ll hopefully be seeing an announcement soon regarding the bundle. DualShockers will keep you updated if there are any updates to the collection’s release.

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