The ESRB has now rated PS4 exclusive Until Dawn giving us some new details about the game.
Until Dawn has been rated “M” and is recommended for players over the age of 17. The content descriptors are: “Blood and Gore, Intense Violence, Sexual Themes, Strong Language”
The ratings summary gives us gory details about Until Dawn:
“This is a survival-horror adventure game in which players help eight friends survive a serial killer at a mountain retreat. As players progress through the game, they explore the fully interactive environments, choosing a variety of action/decision-paths via on-screen prompts. Some choices can lead to depictions of intense violence and/or gore: characters shot in the head; characters cut in half by a saw blade; characters disemboweled or decapitated by a creature; a character forced to cut off segments of his fingers.
Large blood-splatter effects occur frequently as characters are killed or injured; some sequences depict blood stains in the environment and around corpses. The game includes some sexual material: dialogue that contains sexual remarks (e.g., “Let’s party like we’re f**king porn stars and make this one trip we will never forget” and ‘I mean if you’re not gonna bang her…maybe Mike’ll take up the case.”); a character looking at various sexual positions in a Kama Sutra book; a woman performing a striptease for a man, removing her clothes down to her undergarments. The words “f**k,” “sh*t,” and “d*ck” are heard in dialogue.”
Until Dawn will be released exclusively for the PS4 from August 25th.