The necessity of the ESRB ratings comes as a double-edged sword. We’ve previously had certain moments lightly spoiled for us by their mention being included in a ratings board’s ruling. This means that, from time to time, looking too far into these rulings can ruin some of the most shocking parts of a game.
While that’s not entirely the case here, the ESRB’s final ruling on Resident Evil Village DOES give us a bit of insight into the type of game we’ll be looking forward to.
This explanation talks about some of the absolutely brutal things that we’ll be seeing in the game. Thankfully, the ESRB is at least tactful when it comes to details of Resident Evil Village, omitting any kind of plot relevance or names. That being said, some of the detailed brutality will likely raise questions on “who” and “when”.
Among the horrific ends mentioned, some are ones you can deal out yourself and thus aren’t too surprising. Decapitations and dismemberments are par for the course as you fight for your survival. Plenty of gunfire and blood splatters will be present in Resident Evil Village.
The cutscene specific horror is where things get dicey, so if you’re worried about even the tiniest of spoilers, turn back now.
In cutscenes, players will see things like a person getting their heart ripped out and a person being impaled by a giant weapon. There’s also mention of someone getting chopped through the shoulder by a machete.
On top of all of this, there’s mention of a person getting repeatedly shot. This, thankfully, is not a surprise to us: this is likely about Mia’s gruesome demise at the hands of Chris Redfield in the beginning minutes of the game.
Worst of all, though…
They swear a lot.
Players will get to hear all of those horrible, horrible words (and see all those bloody acts) when Resident Evil Village launches on May 7th.