The ESRB has rated the upcoming Until Dawn, providing a few details about the upcoming PS4 exclusive. Until Dawn has received a mature rating due to blood, gore, intense violence, sexual themes and strong language.
In regards to sexual themes, the game has some suggestive dialogue in addition to several suspect scenes, as the ESRB describes below:
The game includes some sexual material: dialogue that contains sexual remarks (e.g., “Let’s party like we’re f**king porn stars and make this one trip we will never forget” and ‘I mean if you’re not gonna bang her…maybe Mike’ll take up the case.”); a character looking at various sexual positions in a Kama Sutra book; a woman performing a striptease for a man, removing her clothes down to her undergarments. The words “f**k,” “sh*t,” and “d*ck” are heard in dialogue.
Until Dawn is also described as extremely violent and gruesome:
This is a survival-horror adventure game in which players help eight friends survive a serial killer at a mountain retreat. As players progress through the game, they explore the fully interactive environments, choosing a variety of action/decision-paths via on-screen prompts. Some choices can lead to depictions of intense violence and/or gore: characters shot in the head; characters cut in half by a saw blade; characters disemboweled or decapitated by a creature; a character forced to cut off segments of his fingers. Large blood-splatter effects occur frequently as characters are killed or injured; some sequences depict blood stains in the environment and around corpses.
Until Dawn is one of the few PS4 exclusives to release in 2015
Being one of the few exclusives that we know of, to be releasing for the PS4 this year, Until Dawn shouldn't be missed by fans of the horror genre. Until Dawn will be launching on August 25 exclusively for the PlayStation 4. With the recent delays of Uncharted 4: A Thief's End and Ratchet & Clank to 2016, PS4 owners don't have much else in exclusive titles, so Until Dawn could prove to be the game to fill the need for a unique experience.
Until Dawn features performances from a Hollywood cast including Hayden Panettiere and Peter Stormare. Players' actions alone decide the outcome of who survives Until Dawn. With an unpredictable and dynamically adaptive story, crafted in consultation with Until Dawn scriptwriters and indie horror authors Larry Fessenden and Graham Reznick, eight friends come together at a remote mountain getaway and embark upon a night of unexpected terror.
Featuring innovative choice mechanics and the Butterfly-Effect Interface, gives players the chance to see the path of their story amid the thousands that are possible. Seemingly insignificant choices as well as huge moral dilemmas that will question your sense of fairness, good and evil, can have major unforeseen consequences.
Using the power of the superior rendering capability of the Killzone Shadowfall Engine, and the power of the PlayStation 4 together with proprietary major enhancements in lighting, camera, and animation systems, Until Dawn brings emotional and credible performances of a talented Hollywood cast to life in its realistically terrifying environments.
Until Dawn launches on August 25 exclusively for the PlayStation 4. We will bring you any new information on Until Dawn, as soon as it becomes available.