For violence, language, and much much more.
It’s official. The latest in the Metal Gear Solid series, Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes which serves as one part in a a two-part Metal Gear Solid V series has received a rating of “M” for Mature by the ESRB. The following is the official rating summary from the ESRB statement:
“This is an action game in which players assume the role of an elite soldier through military missions in Cuba. Players infiltrate various bases and use pistols, machine guns, and rocket launchers to kill enemy soldiers. Firefights are highlighted by realistic gunfire, slow-motion effects, and large blood-splatter effects.
“Players can also employ stealth attacks (e.g., choking, knife stabbing from behind) and have the ability to kill non-adversary characters/prisoners. One cut-scene includes a depiction of blood and gore (e.g., a character’s intestines exposed during a dramatic procedure to remove an object). The game includes an audio file in which a female character is sexually assaulted by male characters; while there is no visual depiction, sounds of ripped clothing and struggle can be heard. The words ‘f**k’ and ‘sh*t’ are heard in the dialogue.”
Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes will release on March 18th in North America and March 20th in Europe for PS4, Xbox One, PS3 and Xbox 360.