Zombie Army 4: Dead War has received a new PEGI rating, suggesting the game could be coming to Nintendo Switch very soon. The rating recently appeared on the PEGI website and appears to be a leak, as a Nintendo Switch version of the game has not yet been announced.
Developed by Rebellion, Zombie Army 4: Dead War was released in 2020, a sequel to Zombie Army Trilogy. Like all good zombie games, the third-person shooter is characterized by violence, gore, weapons, and explosions.
Pan European Game Information, better known as PEGI, is a video game rating organization, which classifies games based on their content. It publishes age recommendations to help consumers determine the audience if a game is suitable for certain age demographic. For instance, A PEGI 3 rating indicates the game is suitable for all ages. At the opposite end, a PEGI 18 rating is considered an adult-only product. PEGI considers factors such as gambling, violence, drugs, sex, in-game purchases, and disturbing and offensive content.
According to an entry that appeared under ‘Newest Rated Games’ on the PEGI website, Zombie Army 4: Dead War for Nintendo Switch was given a PEGI 18 rating, the highest applicable rating, due to strong violence. It was also listed with a release date of 12/31/2021, though evidently, a Nintendo Switch version of the game is not yet available. Reviewers specifically highlighted the gore and dismemberment caused by shooting zombies in the head and limbs, and the use of explosions to dismember hordes of zombies.
A Nintendo Switch release would be consistent with previous games in the series, as Zombie Army Trilogy received a Switch version in March 2020, some five years after its initial release for PC, PS4, and Xbox One. The game was also handed an 18+ rating by PEGI due to its violence.
Rebellion has been consistent in keeping Zombie Army 4: Dead War maintained over the years. Last year, the company released a free next-gen 4K upgrade of the game for users of the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X/S. In October, it also introduced cross-play between PlayStation and PC players. Now that the game is in a mature development stage, it makes sense that a Nintendo Switch release could be on the way. It’s great news for fans of portable gaming, who will finally be able take Zombie Army 4: Dead War with them on the go. Following the game patch in December, developers wrote that 2022 would be an exciting year for the game with new content on the way, so it will be interesting to see what they have up their sleeves.
Zombie Army 4: Dead War is available now on PC, PS4, Stadia, and Xbox One,.
Source: Zombie Army