The Entertainment Software Rating Board has submitted its official rating for Devil May Cry 5, and the good news is that it’s exactly what we all thought it would be.
The ESRB has given Capcom’s upcoming action spectacle the M for Mature rating, meaning it will be recommended for players 17 years old and up. Since its a Devil May Cry game, the reasons—blood, partial nudity, strong language, and of course, violence—aren’t too shocking.
While Capcom has been graciously dropping gameplay trailers to confirm that Devil May Cry 5 will indeed be as mature as the previous entries in the series, fans can read the ESRB’s rating summary below to get rid of any lingering doubts.
This is an action game in which players follow the story of three heroes (Dante, Nero, V) in their quest to save the world from demons. From a third-person perspective, players use swords, guns, and special attacks (e.g., a prosthetic hand with electric bursts) to kill hordes of demons in frenetic combat. Battles are highlighted by gunfire, screams of pain, and slow-motion finishing moves/highlights. One cutscene depicts civilians screaming in pain while being impaled by demon tentacles. Blood appears frequently during combat and stains several environments. Some female characters are depicted partially nude, with their breasts and buttocks minimally covered by blood, light, or clothing. The words “f**k” and “sh*t” appear in the dialogue.
As previously mentioned, players can get several sneak peeks of the intense gameplay awaiting them in the upcoming game, like the most recent trailer showing off V’s demon attacks or Dante’s wild Faust hat. Xbox One owners can even play a short demo involving Nero and a giant demon.
Devil May Cry 5 will launch for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC on March 22nd.