XCOM: Enemy Unknown Plus rated for PS Vita by ESRB

By James O'Connor, Tuesday, 1 September 2015 04:13 GMT

A posting by the Entertainment Software Rating Board suggests that XCOM: Enemy Unknown is coming to the PS Vita.

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The ESRB has awarded the game an M for Mature rating, in line with what the original release received. The description provided certainly sounds familiar too:

“This is a strategy game in which players must save present-day Earth from an alien invasion. As players manage resources, research weapon technology, and monitor alien presence, they can dispatch squads of soldiers to attack human- and insect-like creatures in turn-based combat. From a 3/4-top-down perspective, players use assault rifles, grenades, and other military-grade weapons to kill nearby enemies. Battles are accompanied by intermittent cutscenes that depict close-up (e.g., over-the-shoulder) instances of violence: soldiers getting impaled or beaten to death by alien creatures; realistic explosions that result in larger blood sprays. If an alien “implants” an egg into a dead human, the character will eventually explode amid additional gibbing effects. Some scenes depict dead or dying soldiers whose bodies are burned or mutilated. The words “f**k,” “sh*t,” and “a*shole” can be heard in the dialogue.”

What remains to be seen is what the ‘Plus’ means – will the game ship with the Enemy Within expansion pack as well?

XCOM: Enemy Unknown originally released in October 2012. A sequel, XCOM 2, is due in early 2016.

Thanks, Destructoid.

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