The ESRB rates survival horror title “Corpse Party: Blood Drive” for the Nintendo Switch
According to a new rating from the Electronic Software Ratings Board (ESRB), Corpse Party: Blood Drive looks to be headed to the Nintendo Switch.
Originally released on PlayStation Vita in 2014 (launch trailer below) and mobile platforms in 2017, Corpse Party: Blood Drive is actually the fifth game in the survival horror game series. The first game, Corpse Party Blood Covered was originally created using RPG Maker in 1996, well before its eventual release on the PSP in 2010. This was followed by a sequel, Corpse Party: Book of Shadows, a spin-off title Corpse Party: Hysteric Birthday 2U, and an episodic sequel for PC titled Corpse Party 2: Dead Patient. Blood Drive is canonically a direct sequel to Book of Shadows.
Below is the full description of Corpse Party: Blood Drive from the ESRB (which unsurprisingly resulted in a “mature” rating):
“This is a survival-horror adventure game in which players help students escape a haunted school. From an over-head perspective, players traverse environments, avoid monsters, and interact with various objects and characters. Cutscenes sometimes depict various acts of violence: a man stabbing himself with a knife; a character crucified and burned. Violence is also described in text (e.g., “She continued to hack at me, again and again. . . From behind me, I could hear the sound of blood gushing into the air from the gaping hole above my neck”). Blood is frequently depicted near corpses and when characters are injured. During the course of the game, a handful of sequences depict characters whose nude bodies are partially obscured by lights, steam, and/or other body parts. Some sequences are accompanied by suggestive dialogue (e.g.,“Not that I’d expect you to be too turned on by these raisins o’mine,” “Hey, stop jiggling them,” “And where do you think you’re touching?! Those are my boobs!”). The words “f**k” and “sh*t” are heard in dialogue.”
If that doesn’t sound like a good time, I don’t know what does. Countdown to someone being more upset about reading the word “boobs” than the rampant murder of children in 3…2…