Nier: Automata’s Bloody and Violent Scenes and Partial Nudity Revealed by “Mature” ESRB Rating

Nier: Automata’s Bloody and Violent Scenes and Partial Nudity Revealed by “Mature” ESRB Rating

Today the ESRB published its rating for the upcoming action JRPG NieR: Automata, that got an “M for Mature” due violent and bloody scenes and partial nudity.

Below you can read the full rating, but be warned, as some of the scenes described could be defined mild spoilers.

Content Descriptors: Blood, Partial Nudity, Strong Language, Violence

Rating Summary: This is an action game in which players assume the role of androids attempting to save Earth from extraterrestrial machines. Players use swords, spears, lances, and lasers to destroy enemy robots in melee-style combat. Large explosions and realistic gunfire are frequently heard during combat. Some sequences depict blood and additional acts of violence against human-like characters: a man impaled through the chest with a sword, resulting in large blood-splatter effects; character lying in pools of blood after getting stabbed. Some characters wear revealing outfits with partially exposed buttocks; one male character is depicted nude (without genitalia). The words “f**k” and “sh*t” are heard in the dialogue.

Looks like the ESRB definitely noticed the rather revealing physics of YoRHa 2B’s outfit, that have appeared in Square Enix’s promotional assets quite often. They are, indeed, hard to miss.


Soon we’ll get a glimpse of the game ourselves thanks to the demo that will be released for PS4 on December 22nd, while the game will launch in North America on March 7th, 2017. European gamers will get it on March 10th. A PC version is also planned, but no release date has been shared for now.

If you want to see more about the game, you can enjoy the latest extensive gameplay footage, and some details about the support NieR: Automata will offer for Playstation 4 Pro. A trailer was also released this weekend, and you can watch it here.