Insomniac Games’ superhero sequel Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 has just received its official age rating from the ESRB. Officially rated T for Teen, the webswinger’s latest adventure features some naughty words and some terrifying blood.
Released by the ESRB, the official age rating description for Spider-Man 2 reveals some of the naughtiest parts of the PS5 superhero exclusive. Brace for impact, things are getting adult over here.
In the listing, the ESRB explains that you’ll “mostly punch, kick, and throw” enemies during fights. Just like the prior games, those enemies will sometimes have guns that they use to shoot you with. According to the ESRB, “gunshots sometimes result in small splashes of blood”. Good lord!
If you thought that was bad, the ESRB reports that the game’s cutscenes “depict further instances of violence/blood”. Not only does a character get “choked to death”, but a “dead body [gets] turned over” and “blood drops on a leaf”. It’s harrowing stuff.
For the sensitive among us, Marvel’s latest superhero adventure will even include some bad words. The ratings board claims that the game will include words such as “pr*ck” and “a*s”. Oh, the humanity! If you can believe it, some characters are even selling drugs! Won’t somebody think of the children?
Insomniac’s Spider-Man sequel is a mature take on Peter Parker and Miles Morales’ superhero journeys, but not overly gratuitous. In fact, the family-friendly game developer has done well to give the character a mature storyline without resorting to swears and gore, although a little bit of bad words are allowed.
Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 features both Peter Parker and Miles Morales as the former adopts the Venom symbiote. While the classic Venom look will also appear, voiced by Candyman’s Tony Todd, the symbiote will not attach to franchise staple Eddie Brock.
While Sony rests a lot on the back of Spider-Man’s success, fans are just excited to be back in control of the wall-crawler. Spider-Man 2 finally launches exclusively for PlayStation 5 on October 20th 2023. A PC version may release sometime next year.