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Resident Evil 2 Remake provides no shocks by getting a ‘Mature’ rating

One of our most anticipated titles for 2019 is Capcom’s Resident Evil 2 remake. Well, the game has just been rated by the ESRB and, in a move that will shock absolutely no-one, it has been rated ‘M’ for Mature. Unsurprisingly, the game got this rating because of the “Blood and gore, Intense Violence, and Strong Language”. Here’s the full summary

This is a survival-horror game in which players assume the roles of a policeman and/or a college student battling a zombie outbreak in the fictional Raccoon City. From a third-person perspective, players explore environments and use pistols, shotguns, tasers, explosives, and flamethrowers to kill mutant creatures and zombies. Combat is highlighted by realistic gunfire, screams of pain, and large blood-splatter effects. Cutscenes also depict instances of intense violence and gore: a character’s throat ripped out by a mutant’s teeth; a man’s body cut in half, leaving entrails dangling from his torso; a man’s head crushed by a zombie’s hands. Some areas also depict mutilated corpses/zombies with exposed organs and viscera. The words “f**k” and “sh*t” are heard in the dialogue.

Interestingly, among the game’s page on the ESRB site, it says that the game offers in-game purchases. Here’s hoping that it refers to DLC like outfits, weapons, and new areas rather than loot boxes.

The Resident Evil 2 news doesn’t stop there, though. We now also know that the game clocks in at a relatively meagre 21.07GB. This may seem small when games like Red Dead Redemption 2 clocks in at a whopping 88.15GB. It’s worth remembering, though, that Capcom’s Monster Hunter World has a file size of 16.86GB.

Steve Clist
Joint Editor-in-Chief at Xbox Enthusiast as well as a contributor for Nintendo Enthusiast and PlayStation Enthusiast. Steve is a musician and gamer who loves sharing his passion for each. You will normally find him at the front of the grid in racing games or on the other end of the kill cam when you've just been killed in a first-person shooter.

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