The ESRB has unsurprisingly rated Dead Space 3 as M for Mature citing the reasons as “Blood and Gore, Intense Violence and Strong Language”. Dead Space 3 is being developed by Visceral Games and will be released on PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and PC in February next year. Below you can find the full summary given by the ESRB as to why the game is rated as Mature.
Rating summary: This is a third-person shooter in which players assume the role of Isaac Clarke, an engineer battling a mysterious alien threat. Players use futuristic weapons (e.g., guns that fire explosives, spikes, incendiary shots) to kill various alien creatures and human enemies. The frenetic combat is accompanied by realistic gunfire and screams of pain. Players can also employ melee kills at close range: hand-to-hand combat, stomping down on enemies, using the butt of a weapon to eliminate adversaries. Blood-splatter effects occur when characters incur damage, and some environments depict blood-splattered floors and mutilated bodies; enemies can be seen impaled, decapitated, and dismembered during the game. The words ‘f**k,’ ‘sh*t,’ and “a*shole” can be heard in the dialogue.