The Entertainment Software Rating Board, or ESRB for short, recently examined this year’s action-RPG NieR Replicant. The summary published for this gives you an overview of what to expect in this game.
The classification of the ESRB shows you what exactly you can expect from NieR Replicant. According to the company, it is an action-packed role-playing game in which you as a player have to save your terminally ill sister from an infectious disease.
You explore a futuristic fantasy world in which you interact with a wide variety of characters, complete a series of quests and fight both humans and other creatures. These include, for example, mutated skeletons, organic shadows and robots. In addition to swords, you can also use spears and weapons. A floating book is supposed to be used to shoot laser beams from a distance.
You can expect frenetic fights in which it really gets down to business: The effects include explosions, a wobble of the screen and large splashes of blood that are left on the floor. There are also noticeable blood stains on the bodies that remain lying there.
In the next sentence, ESRB lists some cutscenes with violent content as an example. In one scene a woman is impaled through the chest with a giant spear, while in another sequence a giant shadow creature is pierced by a wooden pillar. Sexual content also appears in the game. Female characters only wear underwear during a fight, which reveals the buttocks and breasts.
Swear words are also part of the game. Among other things, the words “f*ck”, “sh*t” and “a**hole” can be heard.
This results in the age recommendation “M”, making the title suitable for players aged 17 and over in the United States and Canada. We will find out in the coming months what age rating can be expected in different countries.
The final trailer for the game was shown at The Game Awards 2020. There were several gameplay scenes to admire.
NieR Replicant will be released on April 23 this year for PS4, Xbox One, and PC via Steam.