Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2, the sequel to the reboot of the Castlevania franchise, is very close to a release on multiple platforms. In very unsurprising news, the ESRB has announced that the game has been rated Mature for “Blood and Gore, Intense Violence, Language, Nudity.”
This is an action-adventure game in which players control the vampire Dracula as he battles Satan and his minions. As players travel through time, they use a bladed whip and swords to kill human and fantasy creatures (e.g., vampires, demons, ghouls). Several enemies use machine guns against players during combat. In some sequences, players can stab creatures repeatedly, cutting off limbs or tearing enemies apart. Intense instances of violence include depictions of a demon cutting off a man’s face; ghouls eating pieces of flesh; a character getting a stake driven into her head. During the course of the game, some female creatures (e.g., demons) appear topless with jiggling breasts. The word “sh*t” appears in the dialogue.
Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 came across a little controversy a few weeks ago when one journalist called out the game for going too far with what she described as a rape scene. Many others dismissed these claims, and it appears that the ESRB felt the same way, as it has no mention of that in this detailed description.
You can pick up this game when it releases on Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC on February 25.