Assassin’s Creed Valhalla ESRB Rating Reveals Sex Scenes, Decapitation & More

Since its announcement, which took place with a spectacular cinematic trailer on April 30, Assassin’s Creed Valhalla has attracted strong interest from players around the world.

The possibility of being able to participate in the Viking raids and discover how this barbaric world will be integrated into the successful and long-lived Ubisoft saga has raised the level of attention on the game, its mechanics, and, above all, on the new protagonist Eivor.

The French software house wanted to make the game as close as possible to the brutality of the Viking universe and the rating provided by the Entertainment Software Rating Board (ESRB) is a clear demonstration of how Ubisoft’s goal has been achieved. The institution has in fact given an M rating to the game, which certifies that the title is recommended for players aged 17 and over. The same body provided an accurate explanation regarding this choice.

According to the ESRB, Assassin’s Creed Valhalla is a game characterized by the massive use of swords, axes, arrows, and siege weapons, thanks to which it will be possible to eliminate a large number of enemies, in a riot of screams of pain and splashes of blood. It will also be possible to behead opponents and mutilate their bodies through the blows inflicted.

The game will also contain other elements whose presence would not be properly indicated for the little ones. In fact, ESRB always states that within the title there will be situations in which drugs will be explicitly consumed (such as “magic” mushrooms) and some risque scenes will also be shown. “The game contains some sexual material: a mission taking place in a brothel; topless women straddling men; a character agreeing to “lay with” a man (kissing is depicted before the scene fades to black),” can be read in the classification.

In conclusion, we remind you that Assassin’s Creed Valhalla will be launched on November 17th for PC, PlayStation 4, Google Stadia, and Xbox One. The versions for the next-generation PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X consoles will be made available later and can be downloaded for free by those who have previously purchased the game on the platforms currently on the market.