God Of War ESRB Rating Confirms If Love Scenes Are Returning
God of War‘s Kratos is on yet another rage bender set for release in 2018, and this time he’s focused on the gods and monsters of Norse mythology. While that premise may seem very familiar to fans, the most major difference the adventure presents is the inclusion of Kratos young son Atreus. This father-son relationship may add an interesting new dynamic to the gameplay and story, but it also threatens to censor mature themes or result in a lower the God of War ESRB rating.
This concern is very much relieved according to the ESRB, which details the hyper-violent content we expect from a God of War game. They confirm an “M” rating, as well as the presence of endless supernatural beasts for Kratos to dismember. One specific callout recalls a scene where the half-god removes a foe’s head from their body, proceeding to carry it around like a handbag. Also confirmed is the return of Kratos’ legendary potty-mouth, as the words “f**k” and “a*shole” are spoken in the game as well.
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One aspect that doesn’t seem to be returning is the infamous sex mini-game that has been included in every mainline God of War thus far. The sequence saw Kratos in the throes of lovemaking, while players follow along with quick-time events. While it’s upsetting to see a traditional gameplay element dropped, it’s probably for the best given how awkward it would be to justify Kratos’ desire to bump uglies with random groupies. At least we’ll have beheading back when God of War drops exclusively for PlayStation 4 in 2018.
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