The Entertainment Software Rating Board has released their rating summary for the upcoming multiplatform title, Battlefield 3. The first-person shooter received an M (for Mature) rating due to blood, intense violence and strong language. A few violent scenes were described. The game may also feature unrated online user-generated content. You can check out the latest screens in the slideshow to the left of this article and the full rating summary from the ESRB below:
This is a first-person shooter in which players assume the role of a U.S. Marine soldier who is on trial for treason. Players engage in fictitious military conflicts as the soldier’s story is told from a variety of perspectives (e.g., fighter pilots, tank commanders, Special Forces operatives). Players use sniper rifles, machines guns, grenades, and rocket launchers to kill enemy soldiers in frenetic firefights. The frequent combat is highlighted by realistic gunfire and large explosions; characters sometimes scream and emit large splashes of blood when shot. Players can also engage in hand-to-hand combat: repeatedly punching enemies in the face; stabbing soldiers to death with knives. In one sequence, a restrained character’s throat is slit (off-screen); in another, players shoot police officers to complete a mission objective. The words “f**k” and “sh*t” can be heard frequently in the dialogue.
Includes online features that may expose players to unrated user-generated content (Windows PC, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3)
EA Digital Illusions Creative Entertainment (who may also be referred to as EA DICE or just DICE) is currently developing Battlefield 3. Electronic Arts will release the first-person shooter for the PC, Playstation 3 and Xbox 360.