The ESRB has released a rating summary detailing what content to expect for the upcoming Call of Duty: Black Ops 3. Just like the previous installments of the franchise, the first-person shooter ended up with a Mature rating. It contains content relating to blood, gore, drug references, intense violence and strong language.
The game features instances where players can blow off the arms or legs of the enemies, which should occur in the Zombies mode. The cut scenes also show characters being beaten, stabbed as well as tortured. You can find the first part of ESRB’s summary for Black Ops 3 below:
This is a first-person shooter in which players assume the role of a futuristic military unit attempting to thwart the plans of a cartel. Players use machine guns, pistols, shotguns, grenade launchers, and various “cybercore” abilities (e.g., drone control, confusion for human enemies) to kill robots and soldiers amid futuristic urban environments. Action is frenetic, with frequent gunfire, explosions, cries of pain, and blood-splatter effects. Some attacks allow players to blow up enemies or blow off their arms or legs. A handful of cutscenes depict figures being beaten, tortured, or stabbed; some stabbings are depicted fairly close up.
The first-person shooter also features emblems that look like marijuana while the dialogue has a few curse words:
During the course of the game, players can select emblems from a menu screen for character/team customization; a few emblems are suggestive of marijuana. The words “f**k” and “sh*t” appear in the dialogue.
Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 will be released on the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PC. You can preorder the third mainline Black Ops release with this link on Amazon. The game won’t have a story campaign on the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.