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The ESRB (Electronic Sofrware Ratings Board) has released the Ghost of Tsushima ESRB rating, and it talks about the violence the game has.
Understandably, the game has earned an “M” for mature rating. Here’s the full rating description:
Rating SummaryThis is an action game in which players assume the role of a samurai (Jin Sakai) on a quest for vengeance against Mongol invaders in 13th century Japan. Players traverse open-world environments, interact with characters, complete quests (e.g., assassination), and infiltrate enemy strongholds. Players use samurai swords, poisoned darts, and bows to battle enemies in melee-style combat. Some attacks result in dismemberment and/or decapitation of enemy soldiers, often accompanied by large blood-splatter effects. Players can also perform assassination kills (e.g., neck stabbing, sword impalement) to dispatch enemies quietly. Cutscenes depict additional acts of intense violence: a soldier lit on fire and beheaded; bound civilians lit on fire and burned at the stake; a decapitated man’s head held up towards the screen. The game also depicts a man’s exposed buttocks as he bathes in a hot spring.
In other Ghost of Tsushima news, Sucker Punch Productions announced today that the game has now hit gold status.
Ghost of Tsushima will slice out this July 17 on the PS4.