Drakengard 3, the latest from Square Enix and most of the veteran staff that worked on Nier, Drakengard 1, and Drakengard 2 has finally been rated by the ESRB. In case you thought otherwise, the game did in fact get an “M” for Mature, as there will be lots of blood, swearing, and sexual themes.
Usually with this kind of thing we’d warn you about spoilers, but thankfully the rating is pretty much spoiler free. You can check out the rating description in full below:
This is a role-playing action game in which players assume the role of a celestial being that embarks on a dark and murderous journey. Players use swords and bladed weapons to slash dozens of enemy soldiers, trolls, and other fantastical creatures in frenetic combat. Battles are highlighted by frequent cries of pain and large blood-splatter effects; frequent dismemberment/decapitation occurs as well. Cutscenes also depict intense instances of violence: characters stabbing/impaling others with swords or lances. The game includes sexually suggestive dialogue and text (e.g., “That nympho freak was always making me try some new kink she’d heard about,” “We all know you pretend to like S&M because you’re actually terrible in the sack,” and “An easygoing old man with an insatiable sexual appetite. Any orifice will do, and his member is the largest of any disciple’s.”). In a handful of brief, fantastical sequences, a female character is depicted nude while covered in blood and emerging from a giant flower. The words “f**k,” “sh*t,” and “a*shole” appear in dialogue.
The official descriptors used by the ESRB for Drakengard 3 are: Blood and Gore, Intense Violence, Partial Nudity, Sexual Themes, and Strong Language.
Drakengard 3 is coming to North America on Playstation 3 on May 20th, and on May 21st in Europe.