It doesn’t come as a surprise that Ubisoft’s South Park – Fractured But Whole would receive an M rating, we’d be appalled if it received anything less. However the ESRB’s reasoning for such a rating is amazing in its own right.
Just a warning, there might be some spoilers ahead.
Starting off the list, the ESRB states that the game is Rated M for “Blood and Gore, Mature Humour, Nudity, Sexual Content, Strong Language, Use of Drugs, Violence.” You know, the basics. The description then talks about the turned-based gameplay and how you play on as the new kid in town.
But then things get a little dark with talk about dismemberment and decapitation, racial humour and sexual material in a “cartoony” way, with the summary as follows:
“Characters are depicted urinating and defecating; one extended sequence (in a strip club) depicts a character performing a lap dance while emitting flatulence; one scene depicts a towel character performing an obscured sex act on a man in an alley; another scene shows a man watching security monitors and repeatedly reaching for lubrication behind his desk–all sequences are depicted in a cartoony and over-the-top manner.
“Characters are sometimes depicted nude (e.g,, breasts, buttocks, male genitalia). During the course of the game, players can observe characters snorting lines of cocaine, and in one level, players must complete a quest to bring a marijuana prescription to a character. The words “f**k,” “c*nt,” and “sh*t,” and racial epithets (e.g., “n**ga,” “sp*ok”) are heard in the dialogue.”
So there you have it folks, Towlie doing sexual favours, farting lap dances and male genitalia! Sounds like a South Park game for sure. If you want to read the full description, check out the ESRB’s Website
South Park: Fractured But Whole is being developed by Ubisoft San Francisco and will be *finally* coming out on October 17th for PS4, Xbox One, and PC.