ESRB Rating Offers Intel on Aliens: Infestation

Genre among other things revealed

A recent Entertainment Software Rating Board classification has revealed further details regarding Aliens: Infestation for the DS ― the return of the sci-fi horror franchise by publisher SEGA.

Developed by WayForward Technologies, the game will be a side-scrolling shooter with plenty of weapons in stock as described in the ESRB summary:

This is a sci-fi action platformer in which players control a marine squad on a mission to eradicate alien creatures. As players run and jump through side-scrolling levels, they use rifles, pistols, flamethrowers, and explosives to kill enemy soldiers and aliens (i.e., “xenomorphs”).

The rest of the summary briefly describes some of the game's content that will likely get players' heart beat racing:

The frenetic battles are highlighted by realistic gunfire, explosions, and cries of pain; injured aliens emit green splashes of blood before collapsing to the ground. Some sequences also depict red blood spurts when human characters are killed (e.g., an alien bursting out of a man's chest; characters getting bitten by aliens). During the course of the game, players can enter a locker room and see a male character whose buttocks are briefly exposed. The words “a*s,” “bastard,” and “hell” appear in the dialogue.

WayForward was also responsible in bringing Contra 4 and Batman: The Brave and the Bold to the DS, and A Boy and His Blob to the Wii.

SEGA has yet to officially announce the game, but as reported earlier in the month, U.K. retailer Gamestation had listed Aliens: Infestation on its website with a tentative release date of 7th October. That listing has since been removed.

[via esrb.org]

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