Rise of Nightmares (Xbox 360)

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Rise of Nightmares ESRB Rating Heavy On the Sex and Violence

Posted Fri, 25 Mar 2011 by James Newton

Scare tactics from Sega

Scare tactics from Sega

The mature Kinect game you've been waiting for

Sega's famous for its blue skies, but Rise of Nightmares sounds as far away from the Green Hill Zone as you can get, if the game's ESRB rating is to be believed.

Sex, violence and bad language all combined to net the game a Mature rating from the ratings board, the first Kinect game to carry that particular badge of honour. The game will be played from a first-person perspective, bringing the gory combat to life as players wade through dismembered limbs and witness an impaling, crawling torsos and plenty of other gruesome sights.

Bet you can't wait, right?

This is a horror-adventure game in which players assume the role of an American tourist who must rescue his wife from a deranged scientist. From a first-person perspective, players use brass knuckles, knives, hatchets, and chainsaws to kill zombie-like creatures and disfigured monsters inside a mansion environment. Combat is highlighted by exaggerated sprays of blood, and damage often results in dismemberment or decapitation—stray body parts sometimes litter the ground.

Some sequences and cutscenes depict more intense acts of violence: a man screams loudly as spikes impale his body; a restrained character’s hand is chopped off before he is killed; a character (cut in half) crawls away in a pool of blood; a soldier is ripped apart by a monster, causing blood to stain the screen. During the course of the game, some female creatures are depicted in revealing outfits (e.g., ‘pasties’ that partially cover their breasts); in one sequence, a woman sits on the central character’s chest and engages in suggestive dialogue (e.g., ‘Oh, how I’ve thought of this—night after night. How I’ve missed these lips.’). Dialogue also includes phrases such as ‘Best sex of my life.’/'Worst sex of my life,’ ‘f**k,’ and ‘sh*t.’

Source: siliconera.com.

Tags: SEGA, ESRB, Upcoming Releases.

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User Comments


1. soaduk United Kingdom 25 Mar 2011, 21:05 GMT

Sounds like virtual sex is becoming a reality with kinect!


2. James United Kingdom 25 Mar 2011, 21:19 GMT

And that, ladies and gentlemen, is the winner.


3. ManicMilner United Kingdom 25 Mar 2011, 21:57 GMT

This is the kind of thing I was looking for to be released on the kinect, think horror type- silent hill/ resident evil games will work- sega behind the wheel is a bonus too!


4. Slapshot United States 26 Mar 2011, 16:37 GMT

Considering it's from SEGA, this will likely be great stuff! ;)


5. eclipticus United States 27 Mar 2011, 21:22 BST

yup! Another Title I'm looking forward too... It should sells large amounts of both kinect sensor and game units. Different, unique and hopefully quality production from Sega...


6. smersh71 United Kingdom 28 Mar 2011, 12:10 BST

Sounds like it should called Condemed 3. Or Kinectdemed.
I love those games.


7. fonejackerjon United Kingdom 29 Mar 2011, 00:12 BST

If this isnt an on the rails shooter and uses voice commands, head tracking, arms and legs movement and all the other shit kinect was SUPPOSED to be able to do this could be the game of the year!

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