Forspoken Rated M by ESRB for Strong Language, Violence
Luminous Productions’ Forspoken, an open world action RPG published by Square Enix, has been rated by the Entertainment Software Rating Board (ESRB). Somewhat unsurprisingly, it’s been rated M for Mature due to its use of strong language and violence. It even describes cutscenes with “additional acts of violence” such as “a character attempting to jump off a building; monsters killing civilians; a character held at gunpoint.”
That last part may be in reference to protagonist Faye’s former life before being whisked off to the realm of Athia. With the help of a sentient bracelet and new magical abilities, she sets out to battle the Tantas – formerly beloved matriarchs who have since turned to the dark side. Athia offers four realms to explore with monsters to fight and a mysterious blight called The Break to deal with.
For all intents and purposes, the story could end up being a lot more brutal than whatever we’ve seen thus far based on the rating. Forspoken is currently slated to release on May 24th for PS5 and PC. It will retail for $70 on both platforms – check out the pre-purchase bonuses and Deluxe Edition details here. Check out the most recent gameplay here which showcases the exploration and combat mechanics.