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The Walking Dead: Survival Instinct Rated by the ESRB, You Have the Option to Kill Zombies Close-Up

February 14, 2013 Written by Jason Dunning

The Walking Dead: Survival Instinct is out in just over a month on March 19th, with the first real gameplay footage shown off last week, and now the ESRB has explained their ‘M’ rating for the title.

Since this one isn’t funny, you can expect a couple interesting tidbits of information in the form of being able to use a hammer, as well as being able to kill zombies up close by stabbing them (hopefully not via QTE):

This is a first-person shooter based on the TV series The Walking Dead. Players assume the role of Daryl Dixon as he battles hordes of attacking zombies, searches for survivors and supplies, and performs various missions. Players use a variety of firearms and melee weapons (e.g., knives, a hammer, a crossbow) to shoot zombies in the head or to slash at zombies’ faces. Decapitation and blood-splatter effects occur frequently during combat; there are also depictions of zombies eating human corpses in the background. Players also have the option of killing zombies close-up by stabbing them in the eye or neck. Dialogue contains brief references to sexual material. Dialogue contains the words “f**k,” “sh*t,” and “a*shole.”

What do you think your weapon of choice would be in the zombie apocalypse? Knife? Hammer? Crossbow? Let us know in the comments below.