ESRB Unveils Unknown PS3 Title

December 13, 2009Written by Sebastian Moss

The Entertainment Software Rating Board (ESRB) provides brief descriptions of games and their levels of violence, drug references and foul language, often long before a game is released, and sometimes even before it is announced. An ESRB listing shows an unannounced PS3 title called “Anarchy: Rush Hour” which features “intense crashes, loud explosions” in “demolition-style events”, what’s more, the game is only listed for PS3.

The game is rated as Teen, with Drug Reference, Mild Language, Mild Violence, Suggestive Themes. The full ratings summary is below:

This is a racing game in which players drive sports cars through the streets of Moscow. Massive traffic accidents are common in this game as players can damage and destroy opponents’ cars at will. In the demolition-style events (e.g., “Deathmatch”), players can slam into other drivers at high speeds, resulting in realistic-collision physics—intense crashes, loud explosions. An underlying storyline is presented in comic-book-style panels. These images sometimes include brief instances of violence: a woman is kidnapped by two men and thrown into a vehicle; a woman holds a knife to a man’s throat; a car explodes with a character inside. The panels also depict a handful of suggestive images: a woman’s nipples protrude through her shirt as she poses suggestively on the hood of a car; a woman in tight hot pants examines a car’s engine—her buttocks is prominently featured. The dialogue contains the expletives “bastard” and “damn,” as well as a minor drug reference (e.g., “I saw the underworld with its violence, blood, and drugs”).

The game is developed by the Gaijin Entertainment Corporation, a Russian studio renowned for IL-2 Sturmovik: Birds of Prey, but it is unknown if the game is a full Blu-Ray release, or a PSN title.