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Skyrim rated ‘Mature’ by ESRB

The Entertainment Software Ratings Board (ESRB) has today posted its rating and description of Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, giving it an ‘M’ for Mature.

According to the description posted by the ESRB, the game will include references to a lady being raped, as well as there being plenty of Blood and Gore, Intense Violence, Sexual Themes and the Use of Alcohol.

The description also goes on to mention the combat, saying that “players use swords, bows and arrows, axes, and magic attacks (e.g., fireballs, ice shards) to kill various enemies (e.g., wolves, dragons, human bandits and soldiers).” According to the description,  “as players engage in melee-style combat, some sequences are highlighted by slow-motion effects, particularly for decapitations.” The description also mentions that large blood-splatter effects also occur during combat, and some environments are stained with blood or body parts (e.g., heads impaled on spikes).

Sounds a bit violent then, which is interesting because it’s been rated ’15′ in the UK.

You can read the full description for yourself here.

Skyrim is due to release on November 11, for PS3, Xbox 360 and PC. You can pre-order a copy here (PS3), here (360) or here (PC).


Edited On 19 Sep, 2011

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