The game’s first trailer itself was enough to clue us into that much.
The day is approaching- Death Stranding recently went gold, and exactly one month from now, it will be out in the wild. Now, with 30 days left for the game’s launch, the ESRB has officially handed the upcoming open world title an age rating. To absolutely no one’s surprise, that rating is M for Mature, thanks to strong language, intense violence, partial nudity, and blood.
Interestingly enough, the age rating page also describes some scenes from the game – very briefly – to highlight some of the more mature content the game has. It goes without saying, but if you want to avoid spoilers, don’t read ahead.
“Cutscenes contain more intense instances of violence,” the description reads. “A man and an infant shot—the latter, accidentally (blood splatter appears below the infant); a character shooting a comatose patient in the head; a man stabbing himself repeatedly in the distance.”
That last bit is actually something we saw in one of the game’s trailers, but the rest sounds suitably interesting (and disturbing).
Recently, Sony Worldwide Studios president Shuhei Yoshida also talked about the game’s story, comparing it to “a really well done Netflix original series.” Read more on that through here.