ESRB has given Titanfall an “M” rating, as we approach the game’s release which is less than two months away.
A mature rating is perfectly sound for most shooters which contain violence, weapons, blood and mayhem. The official description of the rating, posted on the ESRB website, offers more hints on what players can expect from the game.
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 profanity accompanying the dialogue delivery is not surprising. Battlefield 4 has a higher degree of abuse from soldiers running around the map. Suffice to say it was actually exciting to have my killer flip the bird at me.
I take it it’s the rocket launchers that are able to ‘blow enemies part in small chunks of flesh.’ I’m sure many would be anticipating on seeing that in action on next-gen hardware.
Titanfall will launch on March 11, 2014 for the Xbox 360, Xbox One and PC.