Heartland division rated from ESRB, recommended release coming soon
Heartland DivisionUbisoft’s upcoming free-to-play Division game, has been rated for release in the US, which suggests the game is likely to launch relatively soon.
The ESRB database contains listings for Heartland on PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, and PC. The rating team assigned the film an M rating, the same rating as The Division and The Division 2. The rating description doesn’t say much, but it does refer to how the player will take on the role of an elite government agent trying to restore order.
“Players use machine guns, rifles, and explosives to kill members of hostile factions. Battles can sometimes become frenetic, highlighted by realistic gunfire, cries of pain, and effects. blood splatters and explosions,” the rating’s description reads. “The cutscenes depict additional instances of violence: non-combatant characters being executed at close range; a shadowed scene of Russian roulette, culminating in a shot to the head; scenes First-person shot of a gunfight; prisoners being beaten with bats or hammers. Sometimes pools of blood are depicted under the corpses. The words ‘f**k’ and ‘sh*t’ appear. in the game.”
The ESRB’s page also mentions that Heartland will feature microtransactions, which is no surprise given that the game uses a free-to-play business model.
Heartland doesn’t have a release date, but as mentioned, the fact that the ESRB has now assigned a rating to the game suggests its release may be near.
In addition to Heartland, Ubisoft is working on a mobile game called Division: Rise and a film.
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