Pillars of Eternity Gets Mature ESRB Rating

The ESRB has given Obsidian Entertainment's crowd-funded RPG Pillars of Eternity an M for Mature rating, and used descriptors such as blood, sexual themes and strong language to describe its content. The full summary offers some more elaborate reasons for the decision:

This is a role-playing game in which players assume the roles of heroes exploring a fantasy world. From a ¾-overhead perspective, players traverse dungeons/crypts, interact with different characters, and engage in various quests. Players use swords, axes, and magic spells to kill human enemies and fantastical creatures (e.g., dragons, trolls, ogres). Battles are accompanied by slashing impact sounds and frequent blood-splatter effects. Some levels depict chamber floors covered in large pools of blood. During the course of the game, players can interact and purchase services from a prostitute no sexual act is ever depicted. The dialogue can also reference sexual material (e.g., (The prostitute holds her hips, thrusting her chest forward as you come near her) and (But if he spreads a rumor that her lover has just visited a brothel and acquired a pox on his loins, she'll end it on her own.'). The word (f**k) appears in dialogue.