The Last of Us Part 2 Will Feature Nudity And Sexual Content

The Last of Us 2 Is Set to Be Naughty Dog's Most Mature Game to Date. Nudity, Sexual Content and Drug Use

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The Last of Us Part 2 Will Feature Nudity And Sexual Content

The Last of Us Part 2 Will Feature Nudity And Sexual Content

The Last of Us Part 2 has been rated by the ESRB, and the rating revealed some details on what type of content players will experience with the game. The full rating has yet to be revealed, but the game’s official website confirmed that The Last of Us Part 2 will be suited to a mature audience and it will feature blood and gore, intense violence, strong language and use of drugs, which are not all that surprising considering they were all found in the original game. What is surprising, however, is the presence of nudity and sexual content. This points to the fact that The Last of Us Part 2 may end up being the most adult game developed by Naughty Dog so far.

Given that 2013’s The Last of Us contained plenty of violence, swearing, and gore, those inclusions are hardly a shocker, nor is that mention of drug use, as one of the trailers literally shows Ellie and Dinah sharing a joint together in a moment of intimacy.

The addition of “sexual content” and “nudity”, however, marks a first for Naughty Dog, whose games have previously only ventured so far as cheeky innuendo and suggestive cutaways when it comes to matters of the bedroom.

Now, I don’t need to explain the “Nudity” part, but one thing that needs explaining that the website highlights is the difference between “Sexual Themes” and “Sexual Content.” The former “refers to sex or sexuality” while the latter rating relates to “non-explicit” depictions of sexual behavior and possibly brief nudity:

  • Sexual Themes — References to sex or sexuality.
  • Sexual Content — Non-explicit depictions of sexual behavior, possibly including partial nudity.

This does, however, corroborate with the studio’s promise that the upcoming project represents its most mature and adult tale yet, with all that entails. Could The Last of Us 2 finally break the stigma of video games and awkward, cringey sex scenes? One can only hope for now, as the title isn’t releasing until May 29 later this year.

The good news from all this is that if The Last Of Us Part 2’s already been rated than that hopefully means it won’t be delayed again, although it remains to be seen if rumours of it also being released on PC are true.

The Last of Us Part II launches on PlayStation 4 on May 29th, 2020 worldwide.

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