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Wolfenstein: Youngblood gets mature rating for gore, violence, and language

Wolfenstein: Youngblood is one of our most anticipated titles of the next couple of months (not that there’s a lot coming out). The way MachineGames has rejuvenated the franchise has been fantastic. Well, with the game just a few weeks away, the Entertainment Software Rating Board have had their say on the game. And it should come as a surprise to no-one that the game has been given an ‘M for Mature’ rating. This rating was given for blood and gore, intense violence, and strong language. You can check out the full summary below –

This is a first-person shooter in which players follow the story of the twin daughters of BJ Blazkowicz, the central character of previous Wolfenstein games. Players can engage in combat missions against Nazi enemies while following the storyline; characters use pistols, rifles, machine guns, and futuristic weapons to kill soldiers and mech characters. Some weapons allow players to blow off enemies’ limbs/heads, resulting in large blood-splatter effects and chunks of flesh. A few cutscenes depict further instances of intense violence: a soldier’s head exploding after being shot; a character crushed to death and partially decapitated after an explosion; a character stabbed in the eye. The words “f**k” and “sh*t” appear in the dialogue.

If you are unfamiliar with the game, here is the official trailer and description for Wolfenstein: Youngblood

Wolfenstein: Youngblood is the first modern co-op Wolfenstein adventure. Nineteen years after the events of Wolfenstein II, BJ Blazckowicz has disappeared after a mission into Nazi-occupied Paris. Now, after years of training from their battle-hardened father, BJ’s twin daughters, Jess and Soph Blazkowicz, are forced into action. Team up with a friend or play alone. Level up, explore, and complete missions to unlock new abilities, weapons, gadgets, cosmetics, and more to complement your playstyle and customize your appearance. Wolfenstein: Youngblood features the most open-ended Wolfenstein experience to date. From a new base of operations located deep in the heart of the Paris catacombs, plan how and when to attack and dismantle the Nazi regime.

Steve Clist
Joint Editor-in-Chief at our sister site XboxEnthusiast, Steve also has a serious love for Nintendo. His first console was an N64 and it was love at first sight. He may specialise in racing games but will give anything a shot. He's also a serious guitar player and musician. Basically, Steve rocks. Need we say more?

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