State of Decay 2 Receives ESRB Rating; Will Undead Labs Finally Announce an Official Release Date Soon?

Undead Labs’ highly-anticipated sequel to the zombie survival title, State of Decay, hasn’t received an official release date, but it might be pretty soon.

The ESRB gave the title a Mature rating, which was expected considering the game’s gore-y and violent nature. However, since State of Decay 2 still hasn’t received a release date yet, seeing its ESRB rating revealed hints towards a near announcement. For those interested, here is the rating’s description, but it doesn’t reveal any new major details.

This is a third-person action/simulation game in which players assume the role of survivors in a zombie apocalypse. Players explore small towns and rural settings, locate survivors, and battle hordes of swarming zombies. Players use baseball bats, meat cleavers, machetes, grenades, and machine guns to kill zombies in frenetic melee-style combat. Several weapons allow players to crush/maim zombies’ heads; grenade blasts also depict blood and dismemberment. If other human survivors become infected or ill, players can choose to “euthanize” them by shooting them in the head at close range, resulting in decapitation and large blood-splatter effects. During the course of the game, players can build an infirmary in which they can craft painkillers and opiates; specific drugs referenced include Herbal Remedy, Painkillers, Opiates, Amphetamines, and Pentamezin (a fictional prescription drug). The words “f**k,” “sh*t,” and “a*shole” appear in the dialogue.

Make sure to check out some of the game’s released concept art.


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