Death Stranding Receives ESRB Rating and There Are Exposed Buttocks

Death Stranding has been rated by the ESRB and there are a "handful of scenes" with buttocks.

Yes. We, alongside all other outlets, are reporting on many Death Stranding news and we have even more to share with you. Kojima Productions’ upcoming game has now been rated by the ESRB and gives us a look at what type of content we can expect to see. I will say, after this paragraph, there may be some information that some would consider spoilers. As for the rating itself, Death Stranding has been rated M for Mature and will contain blood, intense violence, partial nudity, and strong language.

The ESRB website, alongside the rating, also details some examples of the content they deemed appropriate to warrant the rating. They mention that Death Stranding is an action game surrounding Sam Porter —the character played by Norman Reedus— who is a courier that transports packages across the post-apocalyptic environment.

Players will be attacked by both human characters and ghostly apparitions, with weapons such as machine guns, grenades, and shotguns being used to fight with large splashes of blood splashing over the terrain. We’ve seen gameplay footage recently offering a rough look at what to expect in this area.

One cutscene shows a man being shot, with an infant accidentally being killed in the process. Other scenes show a character shooting a comatose patient in the head, another man stabs himself repeatedly in the distance.

There’s also the use of the words fuck and shit throughout the dialogue, and there are “a handful” of scenes that depict a character with his buttocks exposed. More than likely Mr. Reedus’ derriere.

It certainly sounds like Death Stranding is going to be a brutally gruesome ride, although at the same time…weird? That’s to be expected of course given the creators history with weird moments in his games. With this game, there’s also the chance that your controller will speak to you. In other Death Stranding news, we’ve learnt that NPC’s can live or die based on your choices.

Death Stranding is set to release exclusively on PS4 next month on November 8.

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Ben Bayliss

Based in the UK and adores venturing through FPS horrors and taking photos in pretty much anything with a functioning photo mode. Also likes car games.

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