Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice Receives Mature Rating by ESRB

FromSoftware’s titles aren’t exactly known for its family-friendly or quirky content, and Sekiro Shadows Die Twice doesn’t break the studio’s norm.

The title is a little over two months away, and was finally submitted for rating to the ESRB. The ESRB gave it a “Mature” rating, which is the result of existing blood and gore in several points of the game. The board’s rating description mentions moments of blood splatter when you kill an enemy, decapitation, dismemberment, and even “a child stabbed with a sword off screen.”

This is an action-adventure game in which players assume the role of a disgraced shinobi on a quest to rescue his kidnapped lord in ancient Japan. Players use swords and a prosthetic arm to battle members of an enemy clan and supernatural demons in frenetic combat. Large blood-splatter effects occur as enemies are killed; some attacks result in decapitation and/or dismemberment. Cutscenes depict additional acts of violence: a man impaled through the chest with a sword; a child stabbed with a sword off screen.

Sekiro Shadows Die Twice releases on March 22, 2019 for PS4, Xbox One and PC. For now, you can enjoy the gameplay walkthrough showcasing various aspects of the game, or you can download a sick wallpaper for your PC to keep yourself hyped everytime you turn it on.

[Source: ESRB]