The Last Of Us: Part 2 ESRB Rating Surfaces, According To Report

It looks like another website has found what looks to be the initial rating for the Last of Us: Part 2. Although things can change leading up to May 29th, it looks like Naughty Dog will be putting blood and gore, intense violence, nudity, sexual content, strong language, and use of drugs in the second installment.

With four more months to go before the game that sparked controversy over its social justice E3 2018 trailer hits store shelves, it looks like folks as of now can brace for whatever explicit content that Neil Druckmann and crew have in store. And we know that it will be of current your content due to the following tweet by Druckmann:

With all of that in mind, website has found on that the ESRB has awarded the upcoming title an M/17+ rating — as seen in the header image.

The website rightfully notes that this isn’t “major news” for the series, but the eye-catching part differing from The Last of Us and The Last of Us: Left Behind comes the “Sexual Content” and “Nudity” part.

Now, I don’t need to explain the “Nudity” part, but one thing that needs explaining that the website highlights is the difference between “Sexual Themes” and “Sexual Content.” The former “refers to sex or sexuality” while the latter rating relates to “non-explicit” depictions of sexual behavior and possibly brief nudity:

  • Sexual Themes — References to sex or sexuality.
  • Sexual Content — Non-explicit depictions of sexual behavior, possibly including partial nudity.

So what does this mean? Well, it means that folks that opt to pick up The Last of Us: Part 2 will, at some point, encounter a scene depicting nudity and sexual behavior.

Finally, the PS4 due game is set to release on May 29th, 2020.

(Header image courtesy of DualShockers)