Prototype 2’s Intense Violence, Sexual Themes and Civilian Slaughter Detailed by the ESRB

February 23, 2012 Written by Sebastian Moss

There are hundreds of games that give you superpowers or that let you kill soldiers or zombies or mutants – but they aren’t enough games that let you kill all three, while also giving you as many superpowers as the Vita has features. Luckily, upcoming Prototype 2 will be allowing you to do all that, with the ESRB detailing just how mature the Mature rated game really is.

The Entertainment Software Rating Board listing describes the game:

This is an action-adventure game in which players assume the role of James Heller, a soldier attempting to track down the man responsible for spreading a deadly virus. Players use machine guns, explosives, and Heller’s superhuman abilities (e.g., “shape-shifting” his limbs into claws or bladed weapons) to kill zombies, human soldiers, and mutated creatures in melee-style combat. Battles are highlighted by realistic gunfire, screams of pain, and large explosions. Unarmed civilians can also be killed without consequence, or “consumed” for a minimal health boost. Some of the more intense attacks result in characters getting crushed, impaled, or sliced in half amid blood splatter and body parts—slow-motion effects and zoomed-in camera angles highlight the over-the-top violence. As the game progresses, some scenes reference sexual material: “One thing you don’t really gotta be nervous about: no sex diseases no more,” “No need to touch me. Unless it’s on my d*ck,” and “I thought she was having an orgasm . . .” A few sequences also mention drugs (e.g., “Carson is . . . not a nutjob crackhead like most of the Gentek doctors.”), and one fleeting montage depicts a razor blade cutting up a line of cocaine. The words “f**k,” “sh*t,” and “c*nt” can be heard in the dialogue.

Prototype 2 is set for release on April 24th, 2012 in North America and April 27, 2012 in Europe – will you be picking it up? Let us know in the comments below.

Prototype 2’s Intense Violence, Sexual Themes and Civilian Slaughter Detailed By The ESRB