Batman: Arkham City Given a “T” by the ESRB…

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Well, it looks as if those under 17 will have no problem picking the highly anticipated Arkham City when it hits stores on October 18th, as the game has now been granted a “T” rating by the ESRB. This rating isn’t really a shocker though, as the same rating was given to Arkham Asylum when it released in 2009.

Bloodstains, cleavage, and apparently a drunk chick who hates her classmates come together to give the latest Batman game a “T” rating, which still sounds like a good time. Check out the full rating summary below for all the details.

Batman: Arkham City

Platform: Windows PC, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360

Rating summary: This is an action-adventure game featuring characters from the Batman franchise. Players assume the role of Batman as he investigates Arkham City, a neighborhood overrun by psychopathic criminals and former prison inmates. As players explore the city and infiltrate hideouts, they punch and kick criminals in melee-style combat, using various gadgets (e.g., explosive gel, smoke pellets, a grappling gun) to defend themselves against gun-wielding thugs and villains. The frenetic combat is highlighted by cries of pain, punching sounds, realistic gunfire, and slow-motion effects. In some sequences, players must solve puzzles or use stealth to incapacitate enemies and free hostages; when players fail a challenge, the hostage will lose his life. Some environments contain bloodstains on the floor or furniture; other cutscenes depict spots of blood on injured characters. During the course of the game, some female characters are dressed in form-fitting outfits that expose large amounts of cleavage; one background sign depicts the silhouette of a woman and the words “Live Nude.” The dialogue also contains some suggestive references (e.g., “The anger, the frustration, the hints of repressed sexual tension” and “Sure could go for some porn right now.”). One sequence depicts a character smoking a cigar, and there are various references to alcohol (e.g., “She got a little drunk and killed her classmates,” “I’d give anything for a nice cold beer right now.”). The words “b*tch,” “a*s,” and “bastard” can be heard in dialogue.

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