Rating For Aliens: Infestation Shows It’s Not Game Over For Aliens On DS

Rating For Aliens: Infestation Shows It’s Not Game Over For Aliens On DS

The Nintendo DS game based on the Aliens franchise that leaked more than two years ago looks like its finally going to happen. Proof? Aliens: Infestation for the DS, a side-scrolling, alien-shooting platformer, was just rated by the ESRB.

The Entertainment Software Ratings Board’s description of the game sure sounds a lot like the one WayForward Technologies was working on for Sega, right around the time that other xenomorph-killing game, Aliens: Colonial Marines, went into hibernation.

Here’s the ESRB’s rundown of Aliens: Infestation:

This is a sci-fi action platformer in which players control a marine squad on a mission to eradicate alien creatures. As players run and jump through side-scrolling levels, they use rifles, pistols, flamethrowers, and explosives to kill enemy soldiers and aliens (i.e., “xenomorphs”). The frenetic battles are highlighted by realistic gunfire, explosions, and cries of pain; injured aliens emit green splashes of blood before collapsing to the ground. Some sequences also depict red blood spurts when human characters are killed (e.g., an alien bursting out of a man’s chest; characters getting bitten by aliens). During the course of the game, players can enter a locker room and see a male character whose buttocks are briefly exposed. The words “a*s,” “bastard,” and “hell” appear in the dialogue.

We’re checking in with Sega to see what confirmed details it has.

Aliens: Infestation [ESRB]


  • *GASP!* Not ass! What have games become, that words like ass are permissible now? Truly, we are irredeemable.

    The chest bursting blood spatters sound great though!

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