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ESRB rates God of War Collection on PS Vita

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The God of War Collection is coming to PlayStation Vita, if an ESRB listing for that version of the compilation is anything to go by.

Publisher Sony Computer Entertainment released the God of War Collection in November 2009 on PlayStation 3. It packed high-definition remasters of Sony Santa Monica's God of War and God of War 2 — which were originally released on PlayStation 2 in March 2005 and March 2007, respectively — onto a single Blu-ray Disc.

Jack Tretton, president of Sony Computer Entertainment America, announced during the company's E3 2013 press briefing that the God of War Collection was on its way to PS Vita.

The ESRB has rated this version of the God of War Collection "M" for "Mature," with the following content descriptors: "Blood and Gore, Intense Violence, Nudity, Sexual Content, Strong Language." Here's the ESRB's full synopsis of both games and the content that led to the rating:

This is a collection of action games in which players assume the role of Kratos, a Spartan warrior on a quest for vengeance against the gods of Olympus. Players use a double-chained blade and magic attacks to hack and slash zombie-like soldiers and creatures from Greek mythology (e.g., harpies, hydras, minotaurs). Combat is frenetic, and blood-splatter effects occur frequently; violent depictions also include characters getting impaled and sliced in half. During extended boss battles, players can engage in close-up combat that is completed by a sequence of prompted moves. These sequences depict creatures impaled and pummeled. The game also contains a sex mini-game in which players interact with topless women in a bedroom or hot bath. Though sexual acts are never depicted, loud moaning sounds and shaking effects occur off camera. The words "f**k" and "sh*t" can be heard during an interview portion of the game.