God of War Ragnarok Has Been Rated By ESRB, Features Dismemberment
The latest installment in Santa Monica Studio’s God of War series, God of War Ragnarok, has been rated “Mature 17+” by the ESRB.
The listing reveals that God of War Ragnarok has been rated as Mature (M) by the ESRB, which conforms to ages 17 and above. The description of the M rating states that the game will feature intense violence, blood and gore, and strong language.
The rating summary for God of War Ragnarok states that it is an action-adventure game in which players help Kratos and his son on a dangerous quest. Players will explore various realms and engage in frenetic hand-to-hand combat against human-like raiders and fantastical creatures, such as centaurs, trolls, and dragons.
As fans are already aware, players will make use of axes and chained blades to battle enemies, often resulting in large blood-splatter effects. The summary also states that the game features dismemberment during combat. According to the description, players will be able to perform finishing attacks that depict close-up impalement via bladed and hand-held weapons. Repeated axe strikes to a certain creature’s neck will result in decapitation. Abusive terms, including “f**k” and “sh*t” are used by characters in the game.
Kratos’ is officially set to embark on his latest adventure alongside his son Atreus on November 9, 2022, for the PS4 and PS5. The pre-load as well as the review embargo date for the game have been revealed.
Ragnarok will be the ninth entry in the series, and the sequel to God of War, which was released in 2018. The game is set in ancient Scandinavia, featuring Kratos and his adolescent son Atreus as the protagonists, and is loosely based on Norse mythology. Three years after the events of the last game, Fimbulwinter, a tremendous winter spanning three summers, is coming to an end, signalling the start of the foretold Ragnarök.
Kratos and his son Atreus go on a journey through the nine realms in search of a way to halt Ragnarök while also hoping to find the truth about Atreus’ true nature as Loki. Their adventure will take them to Tr, the Norse God of War, who was thought to be dead. Thor, the Norse God of Thunder, and Freya, an ally-turned-enemy who seeks vengeance for the murder of her son Baldur, will be at odds with them.