Skyrim may still be a few months away, but there’s still plenty of time for Bethesda to reveal new information about the title.

Well, thanks to the ESRB, Skyrim gets a Mature rating that consists of; Blood and Gore, Intense Violence, Sexual Themes and the Use of Alcohol.  Sweet

The ESRB also listed a lengthy summary of the title, which has also confirmed you’ll be able to decapitate your enemies. Skyrim just keeps getting better and better.

“As players traverse through mountainous open-world environments, they complete missions and quests that impact the eventual fate of their character. Players use swords, bows and arrows, axes, and magic attacks (e.g., fireballs, ice shards) to kill various enemies (e.g., wolves, dragons, human bandits and soldiers).

As players engage in melee-style combat, some sequences are highlighted by slow-motion effects, particularly for decapitations. Large blood-splatter effects also occur during combat, and some environments are stained with blood or body parts (e.g., heads impaled on spikes). Some sequences allow players to injure/kill nonadversary characters, including prisoners chained to a wall; they scream in pain amid splashes of blood or fire.

As the game progresses, the dialogue and on-screen text contains references to sexual material (e.g., “. . . all the whores your heart, or any other organ, desires,” “She . . . raped the men as cruelly as Bal had ravished her,” and “Remember when you thought [he] was . . . intent on making you . . . into his personal sex slave?”).

Alcohol such as wine, mead, and ale can be purchased and consumed by players’ character throughout the game; and in one sequence, players can engage in a drinking contest with another character, which eventually results in slurred speech (e.g., “One more. No problemsh . . . Thash grape!”).”


The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim is set to release on November 11th for Xbox 360, PS3 and PC.

For more on Skyrim be sure to check out our epic hands on preview.