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Bayonetta 2 ESRB Rating Explains Content For The Game

by Damian Seeto


The ESRB rating for Bayonetta 2 has now been revealed and they have explained some of the mature content for the game.

It’s safe to say Bayonetta 2 is one of the more “adult” games that will be available for the Wii U. The first game had lots of violence and suggestive themes and the sequel is no different.

Bayonetta 2 has been rated “M” for Mature players over the age of 17. The content descriptors are as follows: Blood and Gore, Intense Violence, Partial Nudity, Strong Language, Suggestive Themes.

There are some moments where Bayonetta herself poses her body in suggestive ways. The summary explains more about this, but let’s say she and other female characters in the game like opening their legs…

Check out the ratings summary for Bayonetta 2 below:

“This is an action game in which players assume the role of an ancient witch that battles angels and demons in a fantasy world. Players use hand-to-hand combat, pistols, giant scythes, axes, and magic to kill enemy creatures. Players can also perform various finishing moves, which depict exaggerated and intense acts of violence: enemies thrown into spinning spiked wheels; characters decapitated by a guillotine; a dragon ripping characters apart—large blood-splatter effects and gore can be seen frequently. During the course of the game, some female characters perform suggestive taunts and poses (e.g., opening their legs, dancing on poles); outfits are occasionally shed during battle, with characters’ breasts and buttocks partially exposed. The words “f**k” and “sh*t” appear in the dialogue.”

Bayonetta 2 releases from October 24th exclusively for the Nintendo Wii U.

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