The official ESRB listing for The Last of Us Part II has been published, providing some additional details on the type of content players can expect. As you would imagine, the game has received an M-for-mature rating, and the description lists off some of the mature-themed content players can expect.
The description contains what could be perceived as light spoilers, so be aware of that if you choose to read on. SPOILERS FOLLOW BELOW.
The description mentions how players will kill “infected mutants” during sequences of “frenetic combat.” There will also be depictions of extreme violence, including a human who is hung from a noose and then disemboweled. There are also some sex sequences, while two characters will also smoke weed. You can see the full content description below.
In other news about The Last of Us Part II, Naughty Dog has settled a music dispute with an indie artist over the use of a song in a recent trailer. Additionally, the game features the Pearl Jam song “Future Days,” and Naughty Dog had work hard to convince the band to allow the song to be used.
ESRB Description For The Last Of Us Part II:
“This is an action game in which players follow the story of Ellie and Joel on their continued struggle for survival in post-pandemic Wyoming. From a third-person perspective, players traverse through small towns, wilderness, and ruin environments, using a variety of weapons (e.g., rifles, pistols, explosives, blades) to kill infected mutants and human survivors in frenetic combat.”
“Some sequences enable players to use stealth attacks against enemies–approaching from behind, slitting their throats. Players can also use explosives to set enemies on fire or blow enemies apart into limbs/bloody chunks of flesh. Cutscenes depict further instances of violence: a human captive bound and hung from a noose before being disemboweled; assailants beating a restrained woman’s arm with a hammer; characters shot in the head with arrows; a man repeatedly pistol-whipped.”
The game contains some sexual content: a couple disrobing and briefly engaging in a sexual act; the couple is heard grunting/moaning as the screen turns black (depicted from the waist up with female toplessness). Some zombie creatures are depicted with exposed breasts and genitalia. One sequence depicts two characters smoking a marijuana joint in a room full of marijuana plants. The words ‘f**k’ and ‘sh*t,’ appear in the dialogue.”