The Entertainment Software rating board has revealed its summary for the upcoming videogame, Hidden Agenda. The Play Link title ended up with a Mature rating due to contents categorized as Blood, Drug Reference, Sexual Themes, Strong Language and Violence. You can find the full ESRB description for Hidden Agenda below:
This is an action game in which players follow the story of a police detective as she tracks down a serial killer. As the story unfolds, players can vote for specific decisions and engage in various mini-games (i.e., quick-time events) to influence the narrative.
Some decisions and actions can lead to various acts of violence: a man shot in the shoulder; a woman electrocuted; a character killed in an explosion. In one sequence, a character cuts open a man’s stomach off-screen, removing an object from his body. One crime scene depicts a murder victim in a large pool of blood.
The game contains several references to prostitution in the dialogue (e.g., “…brought a prostitute” and “Met with a hooker…”) and implications of child molestation (e.g., “…running the orphanage….The ‘Playroom.’ Well that was what he called it, but I think he was the only one having any fun in there.”). Depictions of call-girl posters and pictures can be seen in one area.
Dialogue also references drugs (e.g., “…I found drugs. I was high the moment I got out of there.”). The words “f**k” and “sh*t” are heard in the game.
Hidden Agenda will be released on the 24th of October in North America. If you are interested, you can preorder the PlayStation 4 exclusive game, which was developed by Supermassive Games (the studio behind Until Dawn), with this link on Amazon.