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Dragon’s Dogma Shows Harpy Breasts to ESRB, Gets Mature Rating

November 13, 2011 Written by Jonathan Leack

Capcom has caught some attention with their upcoming action-adventure title, Dragon’s Dogma, not only because it looks good, but because it appears to be the mature fantasy game that we’ve seen so little of this generation. Mature is definitely right, and now it’s been rated as such by the ESRB.

Several months prior to release, Dragon’s Dogma has already been rated by the ESRB, and has received a Mature rating for several reasons including gore and violence, which includes some of the following content:

The frequent combat is accompanied by slashing sounds, cries of pain, and large splashes of blood; attacks sometimes result in dismembered limbs and/or scattered body parts. Some sequences allow players to injure/kill non-adversaries, including unarmed villagers; such acts are penalized by lower “charisma” levels for players’ character. Other acts of violence appear in cutscenes: a man strangling a woman in her bedchamber; a character impaling himself.

If only there were harpies too… oh wait!

During the course of the game, players may also encounter female harpies whose breasts are fully exposed at certain camera angles.

Dragon’s Dogma looks like a great departure from Capcom’s previous work, and we were impressed with what we saw at E3, so be sure to check out our impressions article while we all wait for its release on March 27th, 2012.