Finally, Details On Kinect’s Bloodiest Game Rise Of Nightmares

Finally, Details On Kinect’s Bloodiest Game Rise Of Nightmares

We’ve heard little about Sega’s motion controlled horror game, Rise of Nightmares for Kinect, since the Xbox 360 game was unveiled at Tokyo Game Show 2010. Fortunately, the ESRB comes through with leaked details on this year’s horror adventure.

The Mature-rated Kinect game is rated that way for its blood, gore, intense violence, partial nudity, strong language and – scariest of all – suggestive themes. Rise of Nightmares, according to the game’s descriptive ESRB rating, is a horror-adventure that puts players in the role of an “American tourist who must rescue his wife from a deranged scientist.”

The first-person melee game equips players with brass knuckles, knives, hatchets and chainsaws, letting them dispatch horrific creatures in gory fashion. There will be blood and body parts everywhere, maybe even a few “revealing outfits” (read: pasties).

Here’s the ESRB’s description, should you be interested in a more “Mature” Kinect title.

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. From a first-person perspective, players use brass knuckles, knives, hatchets, and chainsaws to kill zombie-like creatures and disfigured monsters inside a mansion environment. Combat is highlighted by exaggerated sprays of blood, and damage often results in dismemberment or decapitation-stray body parts sometimes litter the ground. 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. 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**k,’ and ‘sh*t.’


  • Well, at least Kinect is getting at least one more game…?! Honestly, I think they’ve totally dropped the ball with Kinect, after the first glut of titles they’ve done nothing…

    • Here’s the thing though…

      Microsoft, unlike Sony, has spent the past few years getting out of the games development business.

      3rd party developers probably had a wait and see on the uptake of Kinect. With at least a 10 million install base, I image there’ll be a string of 3rd party announcements at E3.

  • I now know of three more Kinect titles.
    Gears Kinect (if it ever comes to fruition)
    That Elmo Sesame Street game
    And now this.

    But, after looking at the clips on YouTube for this game it looks terrible!

  • Well unless we get a R18+ rating soon the Australian version will either be banned or edited. I would prefer banned, the thought of an edited horror game is just depressing.

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