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Deadpool Video Game Rated ‘M’ by the ESRB, has Mature Humor and Intense Violence

February 22, 2013 Written by Jason Dunning

This was an interesting little surprise today. Planned for a ‘Summer 2013‘ release date, High Moon’s Deadpool video game has already been rated by the ESRB, getting labelled as ‘M’ for Mature. It’s rare for a game to go through the ESRB this early, but it likely points towards us seeing some gameplay videos of Deadpool very soon.

As for the description of the game, the ESRB makes it sound like a very hilarious adventure—though there are some slight spoilers, so be aware of that before continuing:

This is an action-adventure game based on characters from the Deadpool comic book franchise. Players assume the role of Deadpool, a mercenary on a mission to hunt down and capture an evil millionaire. As players traverse enemy strongholds, they use an assortment of melee weapons (swords, sais, giant hammers) and firearms (pistols, machine guns, shotguns) to kill human soldiers and mutant enemies. Battles are frenetic and accompanied by screams of pain, gunfire, and large blood-splatter effects. Some attacks result in dismemberment or decapitations; body parts and bloodstains can be seen on the ground. Players can also employ stealth attacks, in which close-up camera angles depict more severe damage against enemies. Throughout the game, the protagonist provides irreverent commentary and jokes amidst the exaggerated acts of violence (e.g., “No guts no glory” when hanging from his entrails; “Oh that’s gonna leave a mark” when dismembering an enemy; “That’s because you have more comics than me” when repeatedly beating a character on the ground). The dialogue also contains mature humor, sexual material and innuendo (e.g., “Two less herpes cases to worry about,” “The pipe I was offered gives way more pleasure,” “So if I flip a coin, what are my chances of getting head?”). Other instances of mature humor include an extended toilet scene and the pumping up of an inflatable doll. During the course of the game, the protagonist is briefly shown reaching for and groping a woman’s breasts; in another, he is depicted grabbing an inflatable doll’s breast while in a hot tub. The words “f**k,” “sh*t,” and “a*shole” are heard in dialogue.

Are you excited for Deadpool after reading what it’s about? Let us know in the comments below.

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