Alice: Madness Returns gets a Mature rating, goes beyond violence

We all knew that Alice: Madness Returns wasn’t exactly going to be a child-friendly title, but the ESRB rating for the game has revealed some details about just how explicit the content will be.

According to ESRB, which rated the game Mature, the game features decapitation, references to prostitution, and class A swear words (yes, even the big one). That all sounds rather horrifying, not that we expect any less.

Alice tumbles down the rabbit hole again in June. You can read the full ESRB description below.

“This is an action-adventure game in which players assume the role of Alice Little, an asylum patient attempting to understand her past while struggling with an unbalanced psyche. As they traverse between the real world and Alice’s imagination (i.e., Wonderland), players use pepper grinders, knives, and other weapons to attack fantastical enemies (e.g., trolls, puppets, living teapots, doll-like creatures) in melee-style combat. Battles are accompanied by cries of pain, slashing sounds, and large splashes of blood that stain Alice’s body and the ground.

“Some enemies can be decapitated, and certain attacks cause them to explode into pieces; in one sequence, young doll-like characters are depicted with bloody wounds that expose their brains. During the course of the game, the dialogue contains occasional references to prostitution (e.g., ‘I saw you down at the bloody whore house,’ ‘Where’d she be without me? On the streets selling her backside,’ and ‘Where’s me money?’/’Get those fat-a*s whores out on the street . . .’). The words ‘f**k’ and ‘c*nt’ can be heard in dialogue.”

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