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Rick & Morty Virtual Rick-Ality end up with Mature rating, ESRB explains it all

Published: 18:05, 21 March 2018
Updated: 20:50, 21 March 2018
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3d rendering of a comedic element from Rick & Morty show called Plumbus
Rick and Morty: Virtual Rick-ality

Well, the Entertainment Software Rating Board's decision to slap Rick & Morty Virtual Rick-Ality with Mature rating barely comes as a surprise, but the reasoning behind the rating is a really poetic take on in-game activities of players.

The ESRB kindly reflected on the fact that over "the course of the game, players have the ability to consume laxatives and feces on the ground", which results in a "vomiting effect." Well, perhaps we would have liked them to be more specific.

The Board says that "The words 'f**k' and 'sh*t' are heard in the dialogue", which is a pretty lame way to make the rest of the world repeat those words in their heads and then feel guilty about it. Or not.

Adult Swim A 3d rendered head in front of a bathroom mirror in Rick and Morty game Rick and Morty: Virtual Rick-ality

Now, Rick and Morty were always going to be aimed at mature audiences, so this doesn't really come as surprise. With the concept of ratings in creative industries never really working as intended, however, Virtual Rick-Ality's developers can only get more excited.

The game, as you know, puts you in the shoes of Morty's clone who slaves away under Rick, just a bit more than the original Morty. The game launched on PC back in April, to great reviews.

Adult Swim Rick from popular animated show Rick and Morty in a 3D setting Rick and Morty: Virtual Rick-ality

Virtual Rick-Ality apparently shares many similarities with Job Simulator, seeing as how both have been developed by Owlchemy Labs. This time around however, the game is published by Adult Swim Games, the same network the show made the latest switch to.

Rick & Morty Virtual Rick-Ality for PlayStation 4 launches on 10 April 2018 at $29.99. The Collector's Edition costs some twenty bucks more but has Funko Pop! Rick and Morty vinyl figure as well as a double sided poster containing Rick and Morty comic book art.

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