Wolfenstein: The Old Blood’s ESRB Rating Reveals Intense Violence and Torture

on April 9, 2015 1:33 PM

Today the ESRB released the rating of Wolfenstein: The Old Blood, that will be released on May 5 for PS4, Xbox One and PC, and as you may have expected, it’s a M for Mature.

Content Descriptors: Blood and Gore, Intense Violence, Strong Language

The summary gives us a glimpse on the level of violence we can expect, on enemies and weapons. Some of the elements might be considered mild spoilers, so read at your own risk.

This is a first-person shooter in which players assume the role of B.J. Blazkowicz, an American military ranger battling Nazi forces in 1946. Players use pistols, machine guns, sniper rifles, fantasy weapons, and explosives to kill enemy soldiers and robotic characters. Players can also sneak up on enemies, stab them repeatedly, or slash their throats with a knife. Some weapons allow players to blow up enemies, resulting in chunks of flesh/blood strewn around game environments. Cutscenes also depict intense acts of violence: a character stabbed in the leg and electrocuted by an interrogator; a character’s body eaten by a dog; a character’s hand stabbed with a knife. The words “f**k” and “sh*t” are heard in the dialogue.

Looks like Wolfenstein: The Old Blood won’t be a game for people with weak stomachs. The New Order was (perhaps surprisingly) extremely good. Will The Old Blood manage to surpass it?

 /  Executive News Editor
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