God of War III Boss Deaths And Sex Mini-Game Spoiled By The ESRB

By Spencer . February 19, 2010 . 2:58am

image The ESRB is back with advance details about God of War III. Their description describes finishing moves, the sex mini-game, and what happens to two Gods after Kratos finishes them.


If you don’t want anything spoiled stop reading here.


This is an action-adventure game in which players assume the role of a half-human, half-god-like Spartan (Kratos) who seeks revenge against the gods of Mount Olympus. Steeped in ancient Greek mythology, the game depicts a fantasy world on an epic scale.


It also depicts exaggerated acts of violence and frequent killing. Using double-chained blades and arrows, players hack-and-slash skeleton soldiers, rabid dogs, a centaur, a cyclops, fire-breathing creatures, and other monsters. This combat is both bloody and fantastical. Large sprays of red blood occur when enemies are hit. Blood often stains the ground, surrounding walls, and sometimes on Kratos’ body. When defeated, enemies drop magical, glowing orbs that boost health and experience. The most intense depictions of violence occur during boss battles with the gods. Players engage in close-up and extended battles that are completed by pressing button sequences corresponding to on-screen prompts. One god will be thrown repeatedly into rocks and walls; another god’s eyes will be gauged out by thumbs. A god may get pummeled into the ground or have its legs sliced off, its head torn off. In one sequence, blood will stain the screen after each of Kratos’ blows, building up to the point of complete saturation. Immediately after "dying," the defeated gods often have fantastical endings such as transforming into a swarm of mitelike insects or a cascade of plummeting water.


The game contains a sex mini-game. Players will encounter a goddess and her two hand maidens, all topless, all holding and caressing each other. If players wish to, they may join the goddess (and only the goddess) in bed. Actual sex is never depicted as the camera drifts, then fixes on the two maidens, who watch from a distance. As players respond to the on-screen prompts with button presses, the topless maidens will continue to watch, and sometimes caress. Moaning sounds from the bed can be heard throughout the sequence.


The game includes some behind-the-scenes footage that contains a few instances of profanity (e.g., "f**k" and "sh*t").


Wait, that just said “behind-the-scenes footage”? Did the ESRB just leak an Easter Egg too?

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  • Hraesvelgr

    Seems like the only point to the sex mini-game is… wait, what is the point of it?

    • FireCouch

      To get red orbs.

      • pressstart

        …right… XP

        I don’t recall GoW1 using such profanity. What have games succumbed to!?! Just like RE5, and many more I think.

        • It’s like they weren’t SURE the game would get rated M, so they decided to add behind-the-scenes videos with M-level cursing.

        • thebanditking

          I believe it said the “behind the scenes” footage had the profanity, but I agree with your point.

          • Tokyo Guy

            Heavy Rain makes use of the F-word on many occasions.

        • Tokyo Guy

          What did Biohazard 5 stoop to exactly?

    • thebanditking

      For the sake of nostalgia at this point. Im just glad they did not take it any further. Im all for mature games, nudity and profanity where appropriate and still tastefully implemented, but many of these “mini games” are included for nothing more then media attention, or for teens to go “I can see boobiez!”

      • Aoshi00

        I haven’t read what’s up there yet, I’m not a GoW fan but I might pick this up later.. these ESRB stuff really tried their best to spoil everything about the game huh.

        I loved Bayonetta and I just started Dante’s Inferno, I guess Beatrice’s boobs are kind of gratuitous.. but it’s boobs, who doesn’t like em :)

        Everyone’s saying Dante’s inferno is a GoW clone. I tried both demos and like Dante but not GoW3, it just felt totally the same as GoW 1&2… yet Dante felt awesome because of the whole Hell motif/backdrop, I’ve always been intrigued by that (Saint Seiya’s Hades chapter touched upon a bit of that)… killing Death w/ his own scythe, that’s even more badass than Castlevania!

        P.S. I just heard Dante’s voice in Jpn by Ebara Masahi (Sazh in FFXIII), and River Styx ferryman Charon voiced by Wakamoto Norio (Cell of DBZ) , soooo cool! Now I kinda wish I had gotten the Jpn ver… but for Heavy Rain I’m getting Jpn ver for dual track :)

        • Tokyo Guy

          The Holy Cross weapon from Dante’s Inferno has a very Castlevania (3D era) feel to it.

  • fail.

  • This…
    is a bit too much.

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