Extended Gravity Rush 2 Gameplay Takes Flight, ESRB Rating Emerges

October 3, 2016Written by Michael Briers

In the aftermath of EGX 2016 a new and extended gameplay demo has emerged for Gravity Rush 2, the mind-bending sequel in the works at Sony Japan Studio and Project Siren.

Hailing from PlayStation Access, the 11-minute snippet comes hand-in-hand with news of the game’s ESRB rating, confirming that Gravity Rush 2 will be rated T for Teen when it touches down for PS4 come December. Citing “blood, fantasy violence, mild suggestive themes, partial nudity, and use of alcohol,” you can find a comprehensive overview of the ESRB’s reasoning below.

“This is a role-playing game in which players assume the role of a woman (Kat) searching for the origins to her gravity powers. From a third-person perspective, players explore environments, perform missions, and battle enemies using melee attacks and perspective shifts. Players mostly punch and kick enemies while flying through the air; some enemies use machine guns or knives to attack civilians or other warriors. One cutscene depicts a man stabbing another in the back; a credit sequence shows images of a man impaled on a spike with blood on his clothes and mouth. In a handful of scenes, a fantastical character is depicted partially nude (no nipples or genitalia) atop buildings. One side mission requires players to take pictures of beautiful women for an older man (e.g., “If you find a real looker, get her to strike a pose before taking the picture”; “She’s smoking hot, isn’t she?”). Another side mission involves a boy asking for the player’s help with curbing his father’s drinking (e.g., “Pop’s mind is scattered lately, probably from all the drinkin’”; “[Y]ou smell like booze nowadays”); characters are sometimes depicted holding bottles, drinking alcohol and swaying/staggering around.”

Gravity Rush 2 has been earmarked for launch on November 30 in Australia and Europe. Those located in Japan and North America can expect the title to release on December 1 and December 2, respectively.

[Sources: PlayStation Access (YouTube), ESRB]