Mass Effect Andromeda Rated Mature By the ESRB

With BioWare’s upcoming instalment in the Mass Effect franchise, Mass Effect Andromeda, is just a couple of weeks away from release. The ESRB rating board rated the game as Mature, which is completely understandable considering Mass Effect’s romance scenes, violence and such.

Here is ESRB‘s clarification to the Mature rating:

This is an action role-playing game in which players lead humanity to a new home across the galaxy. As players explore various planets, they use futuristic weapons (e.g., laser rifles, Cryo-beams, shotguns) and special abilities (e.g., concussive blasts, telekinetic pushes) to combat hostile alien races. Battles are frenetic, highlighted by realistic gunfire, explosions, and screams of pain; enemies sometimes emit splashes of blood when hit.

During the course of the game, the central character can develop relationships with crew members and engage in brief sexual encounters with them. These brief sequences (couplings) depict sensual caresses, sexual moaning, and hip gyrations; characters’ breasts and/or buttocks are sometimes exposed for prolonged periods. The words “f**k,” “sh*t,” and “a*shole” can be heard in the dialogue.

Make sure to check out the entire hour of gameplay footage released recently.