The God of War series has never played it safe, Brah. NEVER. From tearing the heads of Gods clean off their bodies, to having button mashing orgies with beautiful maidens, Kratos is the King of mature content.
Surprise, surprise! The tradition continues with the newest God of War game, as the ESRB rating for the game has been revealed.. MATURE! Shocking, eh?
Take a look at the game’s official ESRB description, which gives us a few hints of what’s to come:
This is an action adventure game in which players assume the role of half-human, half god-like Kratos as he battles supernatural forces with his son. From an over-the-shoulder perspective, players travel through the Norse wilderness and uses axes, double-chained blades, and swords to battle various enemies (eg. rival gods/demigods, monsters, dragons, skeleton warriors). Combat is frequent and often bloody, with characters punching and kicking each other repeatedly, using bladed weapons to slash/stab/impale enemies. Larger enemies and bosses are dispatched in more intense sequences of violence: Kratos slashing and stabbing a dragon’s tongue; a character using an axe to hook and tear off an ogre’s jaw. During one sequence, players decapitate (off-screen) an imprisoned character and carry the severed head around; headless corpses also appear in other scenes. The words f**k and ‘a*shole appear in the dialogue”.
Double-chained blades, eh?? Sorry Leviathan Axe, it looks like the Blades of Chaos might make a return. Keyword is might. Perhaps a flashback scene?
With the rumors of the game dropping on March 22, 2018.. we won’t have to wait much longer, my fellow Brahs of War!