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CryEngine 3-powered Sniper: Ghost Warrior 2 headed to Wii U

Ratings board listing outs Nintendo version, sweary dialogue.

Sniper: Ghost Warrior 2 will launch on the Wii U, the game's ESRB ratings board listing suggests.

The long-range shooter, rated M for "Mature", has already been announced for PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.

Mac and PlayStation Vita versions are also on the way, and all platforms will support unspecified "online features".

The ESRB rating (spotted by The Verge) also contains plot information and details of the game's more adult scenes.

"This is a first-person shooter in which players assume the role of a professional sniper (Cole Anderson) engaged in covert military operations. Players primarily use a long-range sniper rifle to complete mission objectives, but nearby enemies can also be killed with explosives and stealth attacks (e.g., stabbing or slitting their throats from behind).

"Some sequences depict blood-splattered corpses and/or civilians getting shot; one scene depicts soldiers pushing lifeless bodies into a mass grave."

Cover your ears, there's plenty of swearing, too.

"The dialogue occasionally references drugs and/or sexual material (e.g., 'How interesting is four kilos of coke,' 'Gambling, drugs, hookers,' 'He offered me an hour with his wife if I let him keep it,' 'Sure, man, we're doing this for world peace. And some . . . .p**sy. Mostly the p**sy'). The words 'f**k,' 'sh*t,' and 'a**hole' can also be heard in dialogue."

Sniper: Ghost Warrior 2 was originally due to launch this month, but a recent delay has fired the game back to 15th January 2013.

Distributor Namco Bandai blamed the move on a competitive release schedule and the need for extra polish. It also means the Wii U version could launch simultaneously.

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