A rating summary has been released by the Entertainment Software Rating Board for the upcoming Playstation 3 exclusive video game, “Beyond: Two Souls.” According to a listing update from the ESRB on Sept. 16, the adventure title got marked with a mature rating.
“Beyond: Two Souls” got flagged for having contents that were related to blood, intense violence, sexual content, strong language, use of drugs and alcohol. One sequence in the game has players trying to stop a rape from occurring while another depicts a man asking for fellatio. Moreover, alcohol and marijuana could also be consumed, which distorts the screen as a result. You can check out some screenshots of the forthcoming title in the slideshow on the top left-hand side of this article and the full rating summary from the Entertainment Software Rating Board below:
This is an action game in which players assume the role of Jodie Holmes and her invisible companion ‘Aiden’ through fifteen years of Jodie’s life. From a third-person perspective, players control Jodie through fully interactive environments, choosing a variety of action-, dialogue-, and decision-paths based on on-screen prompts. Some choices can lead to depictions of violence: Jodie attacking assailants with punches, kicks, and various objects (e.g., tree branches and knives; impaling an enemy with a pipe). As the character Aiden, players solve puzzles, manipulate objects and attack (e.g., strangulation) Jodie’s assailants. Players can also use Aiden to possess enemies and perform violent acts (e.g., shooting fellow SWAT members; crashing vehicles; performing self-inflicted gunshot wounds). Some of these sequences are accompanied by blood-splatter effects. In one cutscene, a bound character’s eye is cut out during an interrogation—the act is obscured by a character’s back. One prolonged bar sequence depicts three men attempting to rape a woman; players control Aiden and interact with objects to stop the assailants. Another sequence depicts a character propositioning a woman to perform fellatio. The game includes depictions of the central character drinking beer and smoking a marijuana in a party setting – screen distortion occurs during theses sequences. The words “f**k” and “sh*t” can be heard in the dialogue.
“Heavy Rain,” the predecessor of “Beyond: Two Souls,” was also tagged with a mature rating when it came out three years ago.
The upcoming title is currently being developed by Quantic Dream and will be published by Sony Computer Entertainment. It will be starring Ellen Page (as the main protagonist of the story), Eric Winter, Kadeem Hardison and Willem Dafoe. “Beyond: Two Souls” will be released exclusively for the Playstation 3 console in the North American region on Oct. 8. You can pre-order the product from Amazon in the following link: “Beyond: Two Souls”