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Resident Evil Village ESRB Rating Released


The ESRB rating for Resident Evil Village has been released and paints a picture more terrifying than you might’ve thought.

For those of you who aren’t aware, an ESRB Rating is a rating from the Entertainment Software Rating Board that is an organization that assigns age and content ratings to consumer video games.

The rating for Resident Evil Village has publicly appeared on the organization’s website giving us an insight into what we can expect from the upcoming horror game.

The game has been rated M for Mature, which is not surprising considering what we already know about the plot. The full rating states: Blood and Gore, Intense Violence, and Strong Language so this is probably not a game you want to get for your kids.

The Rating Summary according to the website states: “This is a survival-horror action game in which players assume the role of a man (Ethan Winters) searching for his missing daughter through a wintry village.

From a first-person perspective, players explore environments and use pistols, shotguns, and machine guns to shoot and kill fantastical creatures (e.g., werewolves, ghouls, mutants, mechanical humanoids) found throughout the surrounding areas.

Some attacks result in decapitation and/or dismemberment of enemies, often accompanied by large splatters of blood; some areas depict large bloodstains and entrails within the environment

. Cutscenes can depict additional acts of intense violence and gore: a character’s heart ripped out of their chest; a person chopped through the shoulder by a machete; a character impaled through the chest by a giant weapon; a person repeatedly shot. The words “f**k” and “sh*t” are heard in the game.”

Resident Evil Village ESRB Rating Released

We can tell from the description that this installment will deliver the horror and gore that we’ve come to expect from the Resident Evil franchise, while still staying true to Resident Evil 7.

The description also reveals that, unlike Resident Evil 7, the main antagonists would be Bloodborne-style mythical monsters, which is a deviation from the series.

If you are one of those that hates spoilers beware as there are numerous spoilers doing the rounds at the moment regarding storyline etc. Resident Evil will be released on the 7th of May for PS4, PS5, PC, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, and Stadia.

Resident Evil Village has a final demo you can try out for an hour from the 1st of May to the 9th of May on various different platforms.