The ESRB has now posted a rating for Halo 5: Guardians and some more info on the violence and dialogue have been revealed.
Halo 5: Guardians has been rated as “T” for teen. The content descriptors are as follows: Blood, Mild Language, Violence. As always, online content may expose users to more things not outlined…
The rating summary is: “This is a first-person shooter in which players assume the role of a super soldier (Locke) searching for a missing character. Players use pistols, machine guns, grenade launchers, and futuristic weapons to kill alien and human enemies in frenetic combat. Battles are highlighted by realistic gunfire, explosions, and occasional blood-splatter effects. Characters can also use “assassinations” to kill characters by snapping their necks, or by stabbing them with bladed weapons. The word “a*s” appears in the dialogue, as well as occasional taunts/insults (e.g., “I have copulated…with your genetic progenitors!”; ‘Your father was a filthy colo and your mother was a hole in the wall!’)”
It’s interesting to note there are human enemies in Halo 5: Guardians. The other campaigns in previous games have all just featured alien bad guys.
The game will have a worldwide release date of October 27th, 2015 exclusively on the Xbox One plaform.