Rise of Nightmares plot details leak

Kinect horror promises skimpy underwear. 

Remember Rise of Nightmares? Sure you do. SEGA announced the Kinect-exclusive survival horror title at the Tokyo Game Show last year but failed to offer any real details as to exactly what was involved.

Well, thanks to an Entertainment Software Rating Board (ESRB) listing spotted by Joystiq we now know a little more.

"This is a horror-adventure game in which players assume the role of an American tourist who must rescue his wife from a deranged scientist," explains the product description.

It goes on to spell out how you'll be utilising brass knuckles, knives, hatchets, and chainsaws to see off "zombie-like creatures and disfigured monsters inside a mansion environment".

As Eurogamer's Ellie Gibson inferred in her live report of the original reveal, it's probably not going to be a game your aged gran will enjoy.

"Combat is highlighted by exaggerated sprays of blood, and damage often results in dismemberment or decapitation - stray body parts sometimes litter the ground," explained the ESRB.

"Some sequences and cutscenes depict more intense acts of violence: a man screams loudly as spikes impale his body; a restrained character's hand is chopped off before he is killed; a character (cut in half) crawls away in a pool of blood; a soldier is ripped apart by a monster, causing blood to stain the screen."

Shocking stuff. That's not all though. You can also expect PDAs, liberal F-bomb usage and plenty of flesh.

"During the course of the game, some female creatures are depicted in revealing outfits (e.g., 'pasties' that partially cover their breasts); in one sequence, a woman sits on the central character's chest and engages in suggestive dialogue (e.g., 'Oh, how I've thought of this-night after night. How I've missed these lips.'). Dialogue also includes phrases such as 'Best sex of my life.'/'Worst sex of my life,' 'f***,' and 'sh**.'"

No word on when the game is due out, but expect to see a 'Mature' stamp on the box when it does finally hit the shelves.

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Fred Dutton was Eurogamer's US news editor, based in Washington DC.


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