The Entertainment Software Rating Board has revealed the rating summary for the upcoming Definitive Edition of the multiplatform video game, “Tomb Raider.” According to a listing update on Dec. 10, the next-generation version of the action-adventure video game have the same mature rating as the original iteration that was released earlier this year for the PC, PS3 and Xbox 360.
The Definitive Edition of Tomb Raider features contents related to blood, gore, drug reference, intense violence and strong language. Most of the intensely violent scenes come from the numerous death scenarios that could happen to Lara Croft during her journey. You can check out some screens from the next-generation port, as well as several older shots from the current-generation iteration, of “Tomb Raider” in the slideshow to the left of this article and the rating summary from the ESRB below:
This is an action game in which players assume the role of a young explorer named Lara Croft who investigates a mystery surrounding an ancient queen. As Lara, players explore caves and ruins, and use arrows, firearms (e.g., pistols, shotguns, machine guns), and bladed weapons to battle wild animals, human enemies, and demonic soldiers. During several sequences, Lara is depicted getting stabbed, beaten, strangled, or shot by enemies; these close-up deaths occur as fail scenarios, usually when players miss certain action cues. A handful of cutscenes also depict enemy characters shot at close range. Large blood-splatter effects occur when characters are hit; one level depicts a demonic lair covered in dismembered human corpses--scattered limbs and pools of blood are prominent. The game also includes drug references in a comic-book panel (e.g., “[W]e got caught in a drug den shootout” and “But drug money buys good lawyers”). The words “f**k” and “sh*t” can be heard in the dialogue.
The Definitive Edition of “Tomb Raider” was official announced during the VGX awards show event. The PS4 and Xbox One versions feature improved graphics with the resolution being increased to natively support 1080p. The character model for Lara Croft has also been enhanced due to the added graphical prowess of the next-generation systems. All of the post-launch DLC expansions are also included.
Square Enix will be releasing “Tomb Raider” Definitive Edition on Jan. 28, 2014.