The Dark Pictures: Man of Medan is set to launch in just a couple of months, and now the ESRB has revealed its official rating for the upcoming survival-horror adventure game. They gave the game an M-rating, which means the game is for mature audiences only.
The rating came with the descriptors of Blood, Drug Reference, Intense Violence, Strong Language and Suggestive Themes, as well as a full breakdown. You can read that below:
“This is a survival-horror adventure game in which players help five friends try to survive after being kidnapped at sea. Players explore interactive environments and choose a variety of action/decision-paths via on-screen prompts. Some choices lead to depictions of intense violence: characters shot in the head at close range; a man getting his ear cut off; a character stabbed in the chest with a knife; a corpse’s body getting eaten by rats. Blood-splatter effects occur as characters are killed and/or injured; blood also appears on the ground and underneath bodies.
The game includes some innuendo and suggestive material in the dialogue (e.g., “You know the size of my bank account is not in a competition with the size of your penis, right; “You gonna bring your bangstick”; “That’s code for weed and porn isn’t it?”). Drugs are also referenced in the dialogue (e.g., “Everybody flush their meth! We gotta get rid of all this meth!”). The words “f**k” and “sh*t” are heard in the game.”
The Dark Pictures: Man of Medan will launch for PS4, Xbox One and PC on August 30th.