Ubisoft’s long-in-development pirate game Skull And Bones seems to be getting closer to a launch, with the game being rated for release in multiple territories, suggesting the game will soon be released.
South Korea’s Game Rating and Administration Committee posted a rating for Skull And Bones, discovered back in May of this year. This rating didn’t reveal anything new about the game, but this implicated Skull And Bones is making its way to launch. Now, the ESRB database shows a rating for the title as well, along with a description about its M rating.
Skull And Bones ESRB Rating Summary
“This is a naval-combat action game in which players assume the role of a shipwrecked outcast on a journey to become a pirate captain. As players take on missions, they can explore settlements and engage in dramatic sea battles. From a first-person perspective, players command their crew to shoot cannons at rivals (e.g., warships, merchant ships, settlements/forts) in attempts to obtain loot/goods. Enemy ships can be rammed and boarded, resulting in brief cutscenes of crew members shooting or slashing at each other. Combat is highlighted by gunfire/cannon fire, explosions, and blood-splatter effects. Some territories depict corpses impaled on spikes or hanging from nooses; beaches may depict corpses and large bloodstains in the aftermath of battle. Settlements occasionally contain brothels and prostitutes that call out to players when approached (e.g., “Come spend your coin all over me”; “The price of my a*se goes up tomorrow, so buy a piece today!”). Players can also engage in quests to bring poppies to opium dens, which are depicted with patrons lying on couches smoking pipes. The words “f**k” and “sh*te” appear in the dialogue.”
Skull And Bones getting a rating really isn’t too surprising, as Ubisoft plans to release the game sometime within the next year. Getting approval from different ratings groups is just part of every games’ process.