Last month we told you about the ESRB’s E10+ rating for Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed and how the game will feature mild language and animated blood. Today, the ESRB has made their full rating description available on their website with the reasons behind it.
Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed™
Platform: Windows PC, PlayStation 3, PS Vita, Wii U, Xbox 360
Content descriptors: Animated Blood, Mild Cartoon Violence, Mild Language
Includes online features that may expose players to unrated user-generated content (Windows PC, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Wii U)
Rating summary: This is a racing game in which players compete with Sonic the Hedgehog and other characters from the SEGA universe. As players speed through each themed track, they can bump into other vehicles and use various power-ups (e.g., firecrackers, cyclones, puffer fish, snowballs, bee swarms) to impede opponents’ progress; some projectiles result in colorful explosions, and vehicles often spin out or flip into the air when hit. In one battleship-themed level, realistic explosions can be seen in the background; another racetrack contains giant spider hazards that emit splashes of green liquid when struck. One character says “damn” during gameplay.
Could Shadow the Hedgehog be returning to his old ways of not giving a damn about minding his mouth, or could it be someone else? As for the spiders, a House of the Dead track anyone?