ESRB Issues Sexual Content Details For Dragon Age: Origins
Maybe this is a good thing; maybe if all the information is out there well ahead of time, there won't be as much of a backlash when the final product finally starts to turn some heads.
Not long after Obsidian Entertainment proclaimed the sex scenes in Alpha Protocol to be "satifying and tasteful," the ESRB has released details concerning the sexual situations in Bioware's Dragon Age: Origins. According to Examiner.com, the information is likely to raise the ire of some anti-game activists, simply because there may be a semblance of bestiality involved. Said the ESRB listing:
"During the course of the game, players are able to visit a brothel where a hostess asks what they are interested in. If players select ‘Surprise me,’ they can sometimes wind up face-to-face with a woman, a man, a transsexual, or an animal; sexual activity is never depicted during these brothel encounters.
Players can also initiate brief cutscene sequences in which couples (male and female or same sex couples) can be depicted kissing, embracing, and caressing one another as the screen fades to black."
However, we should all bear in mind that despite what the game hints at or implies, there is never any human nudity, except for "one female character [who] is briefly depicted with bare breasts." Usually, if it's not thrust in their faces, the easily offended won't have much in the way of real ammunition, so hopefully, Bioware will emerge mostly unscathed this time around. Dragon Age: Origins is set to release on October 20 for the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and PC and not surprisingly, it will be rated "Mature" for "Blood, Intense Violence, Language, Partial Nudity and Sexual Content."
Related Game(s): Dragon Age: Origins
7/25/2009 Ben Dutka