The ESRB has now rated Assassin’s Creed Odyssey this week and it sounds like the game will have a lot of mature imagery. Both violence and many sexual themes are present in this year’s Assassin’s Creed game from Ubisoft.
Assassin’s Creed Odyssey has been rated M for mature players over the age of 17. The content descriptors say: “Blood and Gore, Intense Violence, Sexual Themes, Strong Language“.
The rating summary says: “This is an action-adventure game in which players assume the role of Alexios or Kassandra, mercenaries on a quest for vengeance. As players explore an open-world environment in Ancient Greece, they interact with characters, infiltrate enemy bases and strongholds, and kill human enemies. Players use swords, spears, and bows to kill enemy soldiers and bandits in melee-style combat. Players also use stealth attacks (e.g., knife stabbing) to dispatch enemies discreetly. Large blood-splatter effects occur as enemies are killed. A handful of cutscenes depict more intense acts of violence and/or gore: characters stabbed through the head/neck with bladed weapons; young characters thrown off a cliff; a man mauled by a mob as his arm gets thrown into the air. Some environments depict severed limbs and dismembered corpses on the ground. The game contains instances of sexual material: characters kissing and caressing before the screen fades to black (sex is implied though never shown); dialogue referencing sex and prostitution (e.g., “Anything goes in this sex andron”; “That is love, this is commerce. What are you into?”); a character hearing sexual moaning sounds behind a door. The words “f**k” and “sh*t” are heard in the game.”
It sounds like the usual stuff you will see in an Assassin’s Creed game but with more sexual themes. It shouldn’t really be an issue for fans of the game since the series has always catered to an older audience. Assassin’s Creed Odyssey releases on October 5th, 2018 for the PC, PS4 and Xbox One platforms.