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Make Sure the Kids are Asleep, L.A. Noire is Mature Only

April 6, 2011 Written by Jonathan Leack

Surprise, surprise! L.A. Noire‘s website has been updated with its official ESRB rating of Mature 17+, which is just what you’d expect from a crime-driven mafia shooter with violent druglords, tommy guns, and some testosterone-inducing jazz.

If you just can’t believe what you’re hearing, then see the facts for yourself. Below are the reasons for L.A. Noire‘s Mature rating:

  • Blood and Gore
  • Nudity
  • Sexual Themes
  • Strong Language
  • Use of Drugs
  • Violence

L.A. Noire‘s developer, Team Bondi, is putting major effort into ensuring that the narrative delivery is believable, with some of the most advanced motion capturing technology this planet has ever seen. With a realistic atmosphere, violence, and sexual content, parents are in for a shocker when this bad boy arrives on May 17th in North America, and May 20th in Europe.

Be sure to check out the full trophy list for L.A. Noire if you can’t stomach the wait.