Blitz: The League is a football game by Midway as an unlicensed extension of their NFL Blitz series.
Blitz The League II is a video game that is getting mixed reviews. A football video game that has a number of mini-games included into it. That is where the controversy begins. One of those games include an inside view of injuries inside the body.
Released October 2005 for the PlayStation 2 and Xbox, after the NFL signed an exclusive licensing deal with Electronic Arts.
Bitz The League II is rated M for Mature audiences.
From those that have gotten a look at the new Blitz II, we see that the game has advanced technologically and it doesn't just give the experience of playing football to it's users, but allows them to target certain areas of the body to cause injury.
Looking past just the football segment of the game and into the mini-games, Kotaku.com describes some of the more "over-the-top" min-games included in Blitz II.
One of which is where the game allows users the opportunity to injure the opponent. That ranges from simple tackles to pulling off the opponent's helmet and injuring their face, but it goes farther than that to include specifically targeting an area to injure.
From the users reviews, it is said there is a "clash meter" which fills up by making good plays or taking late hits against the opponent. If that "clash meter" is filled up enough when you are going to 'sack or tackle" your opponent, then you will be given the option of targeting a specific area to injure your opponent.
You select the area and the more the meter is filled, the more damage you can do to your opponent and if enough damage is done, you get treated to inside view of the opponent's body so you can see close ups of bones breaking or muscles tearing.
You can also reach something called "Testikill", which is where you can crush your opponents testicles. From what Kotaku reports, the Midway representative went to detail that portion of the game, saying that you could see a close up view of what exploding or "ruptured" testicles look like.
Others, like MVN, who have played the new game are discussing the Blitz II game saying it includes cheerleaders that are more like strippers, blood splattering on the screen, injuries that injure players for life, (Exploding testicles qualify for that description?) foul-mouthed players and the violence is described as "hard core".
Is this game over-the-top?
More to the point, how many men actually want to play a game that shows a graphic, inside view, of exploding testicles?