The ESRB have a habit of sometimes leaking interesting or amusing details about games before they’re out. This week, we came across their rating summary for Asura’s Wrath, which mentions slicing a demigod and another interesting tidbit:
This is an action game in which players assume the role of Asura, a demigod seeking revenge against those who betrayed him. From a third-person perspective, players use energy blasts and combo attacks to engage in hand-to-hand combat against Gohma (e.g., ape-, turtle-, elephant-like creatures) and other demigods. The frenetic battles are highlighted by cries of pain, slow-motion effects, and splashes of yellow blood. Some cutscenes are accompanied by dramatic finishing moves: slicing a demigod with a sword; crushing an enemy trapped inside an airship.
A handful of cutscenes also depict characters lying in small pools of red blood. During one hot-spring sequence, players may “drink” or “chug” sake; continued drinking results in erratic movements and a blurred screen effect. The sequence also depicts two female characters in bathing suits serving the men sake; the camera sometimes zooms in on their jiggling breasts or shows a man’s hand reaching toward a woman’s chest—the man is punched and the scene ends. The game also includes a brief depiction of a male character’s exposed buttocks. The words “bastard,” “b*tch,” and “C*ck Blocked” appear in the game.
“Cock blocked”? I didn’t know people in those days had access to that kind of vocabulary! You’ll be able to hear it when Asura’s Wrath releases on February 21st on the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.