Watch_Dogs 2 Includes Nudity, Sexual Themes, Intense Violence and More According to ESRB

on September 26, 2016 9:20 AM

Today the ESRB published the rating of Ubisoft’s upcoming open world game Watch_Dogs 2, which is coming for PS4, Xbox One and PC on Novelmber 15th.

The game got a nice and clean M for Mature, with descriptors including “Blood, Intense Violence, Nudity, Sexual Themes, Strong Language, Use of Drugs.”

The blurb for the rating includes quite a few details about the game, but keep in mind that some might be considered very mild spoilers.

“This is an action-adventure game in which players assume the role of a man (Marcus Holloway) who joins forces with a hacker group intent on exposing corruption in the San Francisco Bay Area. As players explore the open-world environment, they can complete mission-based objectives, interact with characters, and engage in combat with criminals and rival gangs.

Players use machine guns, shotguns, assault rifles, and explosives to kill enemy thugs and/or civilians; killing civilians, however, may negatively affect their progress. Fire fights are often accompanied by realistic gunfire, large explosions, and blood-splatter effects. Some sequences contain additional acts of violence: a man bleeding out and dying from a stab wound; a man shot and killed by an officer.

The game contains some sexual material: a man selling child pornography over the phone (no sexual acts or nudity depicted); a strip club depicting pole dancers and topless women; brief instances of male and female full-frontal nudity (e.g., a woman in body paint; a man standing with a woman outdoors). During the course of the game, characters are depicted smoking marijuana and using needles to inject themselves with drugs; in one sequence, the player’s screen warps and blurs after consuming mushrooms laced with acid. The words “f**k,” “sh*t,” and “a*shole” are heard in the dialogue.”

Looks like the good folks at Ubisoft didn’t make much of an effort to stay into the realm of the politically correct, which is always good in my book.

 /  Executive News Editor
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