The ESRB has released its official rating description for Ghost of Tsushima, shedding a little more light on what we can expect from Sucker Punch's open world title. To be honest, there's nothing really here that we couldn't have already guessed at, but the game does actually sound more graphic than anticipated.
Indeed, it seems as though Ghost of Tsushima will feature a lot of gory violence -- perhaps in honour of the many blood-spraying samurai movies that inspired it.
The ESRB description reads: "Some attacks result in dismemberment and/or decapitation of enemy soldiers, often accompanied by large blood-splatter effects. Players can also perform assassination kills (e.g., neck stabbing, sword impalement) to dispatch enemies quietly. Cutscenes depict additional acts of intense violence: a soldier lit on fire and beheaded; bound civilians lit on fire and burned at the stake; a decapitated man's head held up towards the screen."
So yeah, probably not for the faint of heart. The last sentence of the description cracked us up, though, especially after reading about so much violence: "The game also depicts a man's exposed buttocks as he bathes in a hot spring." Won't someone please think of the children?
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