The full ESRB rating for Bayonetta 2 has been revealed. The hack-and-slash sequel is deemed “Mature” by the self-regulatory body for containing blood, gore, intense violence, partial nudity, strong language and suggestive themes. The game also includes an online component in which players may be exposed to unrated user-generated content, according to the ESRB. Read the upcoming Wii U exclusive’s rating summary in its entirety below:
This is an action game in which players assume the role of an ancient witch that battles angels and demons in a fantasy world. Players use hand-to-hand combat, pistols, giant scythes, axes, and magic to kill enemy creatures. Players can also perform various finishing moves, which depict exaggerated and intense acts of violence: enemies thrown into spinning spiked wheels; characters decapitated by a guillotine; a dragon ripping characters apart—large blood-splatter effects and gore can be seen frequently. During the course of the game, some female characters perform suggestive taunts and poses (e.g., opening their legs, dancing on poles); outfits are occasionally shed during battle, with characters’ breasts and buttocks partially exposed. The words “f**k” and “sh*t” appear in the dialogue.