Today the ESRB rated the upcoming shooter Titanfall, that will be released on March 11th for PC, Xbox One and Xbox 360. Of course the title was rated mature and the rating notice came with quite a bit of info on the level of violence we can expect while jumping around the maps on our titans:
This is a team-based first-person shooter in which players fight as either members of a militia or as soldiers from the Interstellar Manufacturing Corporation. Players use a variety of firearms (e.g., pistols, machine guns, missiles, grenades, mines, sniper rifles) and mech-style robots called Titans to seek out and kill enemy forces. Titans use their robotic arms to punch soldiers and vehicles and can also use large-scale firearms (e.g., chain guns, mine launchers, electric pulse guns) to kill enemies. Combat is frenetic and realistically depicted, with frequent cries of pain, impact sounds, and blood splashes. Some weapons blow enemies apart into small chunks of flesh; Titans can also punch enemy soldiers or crush enemy Titan pilots until they burst into chunks. The words “f**k” and “sh*t” appear in the dialogue.
The official content descriptors are : Blood and Gore, Strong Language, Violence
Looks like Titanfall fans can expect quite a lot of violence and gore from Respawn’s upcoming game. After all piloting a titan shouldn’t be a task for the squeamish. If a healthy ration of pixel carnage scares you, you may want to start looking for a viable alternative.