Many video games have ramped up the violence and action over the years and the ESRB (Entertainment Software Rating Board) has been tasked with making sure descriptions of the content found in those games is clearly available to allow parents and consumers to know what they can expect.
According to the ESRB description of the next Call of Duty game Call of Duty: World War II, players can expect an intense and violent experience. A direct from company breakdown of the game reads;
“This is a first-person shooter in which players assume the role of an American soldier through the Allied campaign in Europe during WWII. Players use machine guns, shotguns, rocket launchers, and explosives to kill enemy soldiers; some weapon attacks result in decapitation and/or dismemberment, leaving bloodstains and body parts on the ground. Battles are frenetic and accompanied by realistic gunfire, screams of pain, and large explosions. Cutscenes also depict instances of violence: a prisoner shot in the head at close-range; enemy soldiers shooting themselves to avoid capture. The words “f**k” and “sh*t” are heard in the dialogue.”
While the violence of war has been simulated in games before, it looks like the producers of this latest Call of Duty title are looking to add a new level of gritty reality to the narrative and gameplay.
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