The ESRB has listed its rating summary for the recently-announced Mortal Kombat XL. The fighting game ended up with an expected Mature rating due to blood, gore, intense violence, strong language and usage of alcohol.
The alcohol usage is most likely a reference to Bo’ Rai Cho, a returning character that will be added to the roster via the Kombat Pack 2. The second season pass, as well as all the other DLC for Mortal Kombat X, will be included in Mortal Kombat XL. You can check out the full rating summary for the mature-rated fighting game below:
This is a fighting game in which players engage in one-on-one battles against characters from the Mortal Kombat universe. Players punch, kick, and use special attacks (e.g., guns, fireballs, ice blasts, lightning strikes) to drain opponents’ life meters. Battles are accompanied by screams of pain, realistic gunfire, and exaggerated impact sounds. Large blood-splatter effects occur during fights, staining characters’ bodies as well as the ground. Additional attacks include x-ray views of opponents’ bones, ligaments, and organs shattering/bursting apart. After an opponent is defeated at the end of a match, players can perform finishing moves called “Fatalities” that can result in impalements, dismemberment, or decapitation. Many finishing moves depict over-the-top instances of violence and gore: a character ripped in half; a character’s face sliced off with a sword; a character mauling an opponent’s torso, leaving entrails exposed. One character uses “drunken master”-style fighting, swigging repeatedly from a flask to reach higher levels of drunkenness and unlock specific moves/combos; the character’s fatality move also involves use of alcohol. The words “f**k,” “sh*t,” and “a*shole” can be heard in the dialogue.
Mortal Kombat XL will be released for the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on the 1st of March. If you are interested, you can preorder the re-release of Mortal Kombat X from Amazon with this link.