Ubisoft’s upcoming long-awaited pirate-themed action-adventure game Skull and Bones has been rated M for Mature by the ESRB in North America. The game was recently rated in Brazil and South Korea and is rated Mature for “Blood, Strong Language, Suggestive Themes, Use of Drugs, Violence.” Additionally, it’s rating also reveals that the game will have in-game purchases.
While not much else is known about the game, according to a report by Tom Henderson of TryHardGuides, Ubisoft will reveal the game’s details and gameplay mechanics sometime next month. According to Ubisoft, Skull & Bones will launch sometime before March 2023 for PC, consoles, and Google Stadia.
A description of the game via its recent ESRB rating can be seen below:
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.