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Witcher 2 on Xbox 360 rated by ESRB

Console version re-re-confirmed?

The Witcher 2 has been rated Mature on Xbox 360 by US body ESRB, seemingly confirming the release of the so far PC-only game.

This isn't the first we've heard of the potential console release - not by a long shot - as CD Projekt said it was working on console versions back in April, despite Namco Bandai stating there were no plans beyond the PC last year.

As for the rating itself, it's the usual cocktail of "blood and gore, intense violence, nudity, strong language, strong sexual content and use of drugs."

Here's the full ESRB report:

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"This is a role-playing game in which players assume the role of Geralt, a monster slayer who must hunt down an assassin to clear his own name. As players complete quests, they use swords and magic spells to kill enemy soldiers and fantastical creatures (e.g., specters, harpies, spider-like monsters) in melee-style combat; attacks are often accompanied by slashing sounds and screams of pain.

"Blood-splatter effects occur when enemies are hit, and damage sometimes results in dismemberment or decapitation-blood stains and body parts occasionally appear in the environment. Other cutscenes depict gore and more intense acts of violence: a close-up view of a severed head; a restrained woman's eyes getting gouged out (off-screen); a character being castrated (not depicted) before his throat is slit.

"During the course of the game, some female characters are depicted topless; there is also a fleeting image of pubic hair as a woman dives into the water. Players can initiate brief cutscene sequences that depict varying degrees of sexual activity: a topless woman rocking on top of man; a man caressing a woman's back; a man pushing up against a woman's posterior-sexual moaning sounds can be heard, though the camera cuts away from explicit sexual acts.

"Some sequences depict a cocaine-like substance being cut into lines; another scene shows a man's back as he snorts the substance. Language such as 'f**k,' 'sh*t,' and 'c*nt' can be heard in the dialogue."

While the game itself may be anything but clean, The Witcher 2 has been cleaning house as far as review scores are concerned.

[ SOURCE: ESRB ]

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