The Entertainment Software Rating Board has revealed the rating summary for the upcoming multiplatform title, “Assassin’s Creed 4: Black Flag.” According to a listing update from the organization on Sept. 14, the open-world action-adventure title got tagged with a “Mature” rating. The previous games in the series also received a similar rating.
The fourth main “Assassin’s Creed” installment contains blood, sexual themes, strong language, use of alcohol and violence. More specifically, players will be able to witness decapitations, impalements, sexual references and other mature-rated scenarios. It may also have unrated user-generated contents from its online multiplayer mode. You can check out some screenshots of the video game in the slideshow on the top-left hand side of this article and the rating summary from the Entertainment Software Rating Board below:
This is an action-adventure game in which players assume the role of a pirate looking to amass a fortune in the 17th century. As players explore open-world environments, they interact with pirates, travel between ports, and engage in combat against the Royal Navy and Spanish Colonies. Players can also engage in swordfights with armed soldiers on ground; players can also employ stealth kills using various weapons (e.g., concealed blades, blow guns) to incapacitate enemy soldiers. Some sequences depict pistol shots to the head and characters getting impaled. Large blood splashes appear when enemies are injured, and blood is sometimes depicted around corpses. During the course of the game, the dialogue references sexual material (e.g., “when you catch a dose from a whore and must treat it with quicksilver” and “they come here to sell their slaves. . .but they stir up trouble and violate our women”). Players ' character can purchase and consume alcohol at taverns, resulting in screen-distortion effects; one prolonged sequence depicts a drunken character having hallucinations. The words “f**k,” “sh*t,” and “c*nt” are heard in the dialogue.
The PC, PS4 and Xbox One versions of “Assassin’s Creed 4: Black Flag” were rated separately than the Nintendo Wii U, PS3 and Xbox 360 iterations. However, the in-game contents appear to be the same according to the rating summary from the Entertainment Software Rating Board.
“Assassin’s Creed 4: Black Flag” will be launched initially for the Nintendo Wii U, PC, PS3 and Xbox 360 platforms on Oct. 29. The PS4 version will follow on Nov. 15 while the Xbox One release is expected one week later on Nov. 22. You can pre-order the products from Amazon in the following links: “Assassin’s Creed 4: Black Flag,” PS4 and Xbox One