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Assassin’s Creed: Origins Rated for Intense Violence, Sexual Content, and Nudity

Assassin's Creed Origins, Xbox One X

Not for kids.

Assassin’s Creed: Origins is one of the most anticipated games of the year and will see players traveling to ancient Egypt to witness the birth of the assassin’s order. Like past games, Origins will feature a vast open world that allows players to run and climb across the landscape.

The game’s release date is incoming and the title has been rated, as all games are, by the ESRB (Entertainment Software Rating Board), who have given the game an Mature rating due to blood, gore, drug reference, intense violence, nudity, sexual content, strong language and use of alcohol. As GameIdealist reports, the ESRB description reads:


“This is an action-adventure game in which players follow the story of Egyptian assassins (Bayek and Aya of Siwa) tasked with taking down a secret order that threatens Cleopatra’s power. As players explore open-world Egyptian, Greek, and Roman environments they undertake missions to find, stalk, and kill human enemies. Players use swords, arrows, concealed blades, and spears to assassinate targets and kill enemies in frenetic melee-style combat.

“Some cutscenes also depict intense acts of violence: a man beaten to death with an orb; a child getting stabbed. Assassinations and fights are highlighted by cries of pain and large blood-splatter effects. One sequence depicts human body parts and blood in a cave; another scene briefly depicts a headless corpse impaled on a stake.

“The game includes a mission involving prostitutes and a brothel in which a couple can be partially observed having sex (i.e., moaning sounds). Female characters are sometimes depicted topless in the brothel; some rooms contain drawings of figures engaged in various sex acts.

During the course of the game, a character briefly mentions an opium pipe. The player’s character is depicted drinking alcohol during a sequence of cutscenes; after a time, players must walk and engage in a fistfight while the screen and controls are impaired. The words “f**k,” “sh*t,” and “c*nt” appear in the dialogue.”

All past Assassin’s Creed games have been given a Mature rating but, based on the description, it seems this game may be a little more adult than previous games.

Assassin’s Creed: Origins is set to be released on the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC on October 27.

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