Attack on Titan 2 ESRB Rating Warns Of Titan Butts, Violence

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(Photo: Koei Tecmo)

The upcoming second Attack on Titan video game has officially been given a rating of Mature by the Entertainment Software Rating Board, and while it's sort of expected for the gory action game, it's also kind of hilarious to read. Citing

Here is the game's full rating breakdown, which explains why the ESRB chose this particular rating:

This is an action-adventure game based on the characters and events of the series Attack on Titan. Players assume the role of a young soldier who, along with a unit, battles giant man-eating titans that threaten towns and villages.

As characters fly around battlefields with wired jetpacks, they use swords to cut off titans’ limbs, killing them with a slash at the back of the neck. Battles are highlighted by large splashes of blood when titans are hit; finishing blows often result in larger blood-splatter effects, staining the environment and the camera.

Titans are sometimes depicted eating human characters, and in one instance, biting off a character’s limb. Throughout the game, Titans are depicted nude, with exposed buttocks, though they lack discernible genitalia. The word “sh*t” appears in the dialogue.

From an outsider's perspective, this almost looks sympathetic to the lives of those poor, murderous, naked titans. All they need are pants and some love.

The game, titled Attack on Titan 2, follows the story of the anime series' second season, and claims to offer "players versatile action and new challenges"with the introduction of "newly improved omni-directional mobility gear" that will give the player more direction freedom and targeting precision. Along with a "Titan-sized" roster, publisher Koei Tecmo also notes that the ability to deepen relationships with fellow squad mates is possible, thanks to " thanks to more advanced RPG elements" that have been added to the game.

Attack on Titan 2 releases on March 15, 2018 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch and PC.