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The Last Of Us 2 age rating hints game will be a bit naughty, dog

It seems The Last Of Us 2 will be Naughty Dog’s most adult-themed game yet, judging by the newly-discovered age classification.

Spotted on the official website for the eagerly awaited sequel is the 17+ ‘M for Mature’ rating for the game. That, of course, was expected, given it was the same classification afforded to the violent and gory original.

However, a closer look at the rating explains there’ll be ‘Nudity’ and ‘Sexual Content’ as well as ‘Blood and Gore’, ‘Intense Violence’, ‘Strong Language’ and ‘Use of Drugs’.

The first game referenced Sexual Themes in it ratings, but Sexual Content makes it sounds as if the title will be a little racier than anything we’ve seen from the studio, also famous for the Uncharted series, before.

Related: Upcoming PS4 Games

While we’re used to a bit of nudity and sex in video games, this would be the first time a Naughty Dog game has crossed that boundaries, according to a DualShockers report. It’s unlikely to be anything explicit, given the game doesn’t have the highest Adults Only rating, which is rarely dished out to video games.

We’d assume that the master storytellers at Naughty Dog would handle any content of this ilk with class rather than seeking to provide gamers with a cheap thrill.

It’s going to be a little while yet before interested parties can find out for sure. For months we’d had February 2020 circled on our calendars as the date we’d finally be able to play The Last of Us 2, but last October, Naughty Dog announced a delay until the end of May.


The game is a PS4 exclusive and will likely be available on PS5 shortly after the console’s release at the end of the year. There’s also a persistent rumour the game might finally launch on PC, ending the series’ PlayStation exclusivity.

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