Looks like Assassin’s Creed 2 is full of not just violence and gore but sexual overtones as well. The American ESRB or Entertainment Software Ratings Board has given the Assassin’s Creed sequel a “Mature” rating, pointing out the potentially offensive “blood, intense violence, sexual content, and strong language” featured in the game.
The ESRB Assassin’s Creed 2 description after the jump. This game is definitely not for kids. Mature Audiences only.
The game contains strong sexual overtones. During one “seduction mini-game,” players are able to press buttons to kiss a woman and remove her dress; with the woman’s back facing the camera, the two characters lower to bed and blow out a candle. Some scenes take place inside brothels, though no nudity or sexual acts are depicted. The dialogue contains the following sexual references: “So the whip or the paddle today?” and “Does your wife know about your page-boy fantasies, Captain?”
Character backstories, narrated through still-frame vignettes, explain how villains and historical figures achieved their notoriety; some biographies include references to adultery, sodomy, prostitution, and rape (e.g., “Caterina was captured and sent to Rodrigo Borgia . . . who kept her imprisoned for a year and is rumored to have raped her alongside his son.”).
One cutscene depicts a man and a woman wearing translucent, flesh-toned bodysuits as they flee from danger. The digitized lighting effects, the glow from their futuristic suits, obscure most of the details, though outlines of breasts and buttocks are partially discernable (i.e., not definitively nudity).
Consumers may also wish to know that the game contains strong profanity, both in English and Italian (e.g., “f**k,” “sh*t,” c*zzo,” and “m*rda”); the most explicit instance occurs when a man frantically describes a “vision”-“I’m at the opera . . . the soprano is so beautiful . . . I’m in bed with her, she cries as I f**k her.”