Ubisoft’s upcoming always-online melee combat title For Honor has been rated ‘M’ for Mature by the ESRB.
The US ratings board issued the certification due to the title’s blood, gore and intense violence. Its detailed ratings summary also provides some new information on the nature of the game’s vicious combat:
This is an action game in which players control one of three factions (Samurai, Vikings, Knights) in a protracted battle for dominance. As players complete mission objectives, they use swords, axes, and spears to kill enemy warriors in melee-style combat. Blood-splatter effects occur frequently as enemies are killed; some areas depict large bloodstains and impaled heads on spikes. Players can also perform finishing attacks (e.g., decapitation, impalements) that are sometimes highlighted by close-up camera angles. Cutscenes depict additional acts of violence: bound warriors decapitated by swords; characters executed with weapon strikes to the head.
For Honor is scheduled to release on PS4, Xbox One and PC on February 14, 2017.