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ESRB Alice: Madness Returns rating turns up mass gore and swearing

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on 4 April 2011

Ratings body the ESRB has slapped an M (Mature) rating on Spicy Horse’s upcoming blood-filled fantasy romp, Alice: Madness Returns.

Unsurprisingly, the report unearths details on mass bloodshed, mutilation, and plenty of foul-mouthed antics from the residents of Wonderland.

One particular sentence describes how players are able to decapitate foes, as well as confirming that various attacks will cause them to explode into bloody bits. Oh, and there’s also mention of prostitution, whore houses and a sprinkle of “f**k” and c*nt” thrown into the mix. Lovely.

Check out the full details 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

Alice: Madness Returns will be released on PlayStation 3, PC and Xbox 360 in June 2011.