Sunday, February 2, 2020

The Last of Us Part 2 to Feature Nudity & Sexual Content

ESRB rating for The Last of Us Part 2 reveals to feature nudity and explicit sexual content, a first for a Naughty Dog game.

Known as original developer of Crash Bandicoot and Jak and Daxter series, Naughty Dog studio is largely known for developing family-friendly games but then they started to lean more towards adult themes during PlayStation 3 era.

With 2013 release of acclaimed action-adventure survival horror The Last of Us, a lot of gore and graphic violence was introduced but upcoming The Last of Us Part II will be the first Naughty Dog title to feature nudity and sexual content.

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The Last of Us Part 2 to Feature Nudity & Sexual Content

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According to new age rating given by ESRB on official PlayStation Store page, TLoU2 received "M" for "Mature" mark. Its predecessor title has already displayed intense violence but they never really explored explicit content territory.

Though an early demo of TLoU Part II had some comments and mild overtone at adult themes, they were actually too subtle to be on the nose. It simply shows Ellie and Dina talking about their relationship while sharing a joint together.

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As an adult now, Ellie is romantically involved with a girl named Dina and there may be intimate moments between them that are shown throughout gameplay when she goes on a killing spree after something wrong probably happened to her love.

Adding "nudity" and "sexual content" is a major leap for Naughty Dog since they were mostly suggestive in past when it came to intimate subject. These content warning is a clear hint of studio claim for most mature and adult tale yet.

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Though major studios often make sex scenes between video game characters awkward and cringey, Naughty Dog can be trusted to make an artistic and true-to-life depiction for a story, given their reputation in narrative design.

Though many fans were disappointed when news of The Last of Us Part II being delayed came out but then game director Neil Druckmann assured everyone that it will make fans proud when it finally arrives on May 29, 2020.