Vampyr Rating Confirms Massive Amounts Of Gore, Intense Violence, Sex, And More

DONTNOD Entertainment brought fans and gamers along for the ride with an inside look at the development and production of their upcoming title. Hosting a macabre theme of vampires and the thirst for human blood, Vampyr is a third-person action RPG where players take on the role of surgeon Jonathan Reid. There’s been previous content to show off the wonderful gameplay mechanics, but little has been revealed on the story content (just enough to make people want more). Now, a Vampyr rating confirms the adult content within.

The ESRB rating is a small rectangular label seen on every single video game cover and the bottom of official website pages for games as well. Based on the content rating from the ESRB (Entertainment Software Rating Board), Vampyr rating blood, gore, intense violence, sexual themes and strong language, and drug use will be present. Here’s how the board weighed in on DONTNOD’s upcoming title:

This is a third-person action game in which players assume the role of a surgeon (Jonathan Reid) roaming through London as a vampire. Players learn vampire skills/abilities; track citizens as potential prey; and battle other vampires, ghouls, and vampire hunters in frenetic combat. Characters mostly use swords or guns to attack enemies; Jonathan can also rip out the throats of human enemies by stalking and biting them.

Some sequences depict executions of characters on and off-screen—a man’s decapitated head appears on the ground in one off-screen killing. Blood-splatter effects occur frequently, and some environments depict mutilated corpses covered in blood.

The game includes some sexual material: references to a priest molesting a child; a prostitute soliciting a character on the street (e.g., ‘Pay me a glass and I’ll be gentle…Pay me a bottle, and I’ll be nasty…I promise I’m cheap and clean.’). During the course of the game, a character is depicted slapping his arm for a vein, then injecting himself with a drug off-screen (‘that is better…I will make it through one more night.’). The words ‘f**k’ and ‘sh*t’ appear in the dialogue.”

For some that description likely just proves why it needs to be purchased! It’s enough to come from the very hands that created the Life is Strange series, but a game with a darker theme, intense musical composition, and vampires? Safe to say, most people are ready for Summer to arrive already. To keep up on development and other possible reasons for the Vampyr rating, check out DONTNOD’s webseries.

Vampyr is expected to release June 5th, 2018 for PC, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4. What do you think of the role that the ESRB plays in rating video games for audiences worldwide? Do you think this is a fair judgement, or are you just itching to get your hands on it already? Let us know what you think in the comments section below or start a conversation on DFTG Facebook page. To stay up to date on gaming news as it happens, follow us on Twitter! Here’s some of our latest:

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