Marvel’s Midnight Suns Gets Another 16+ Rating Detailing Violent, Sexual Content

Marvel’s Midnight Suns received a rating in Singapore, and the rating’s description described all of the game’s violent and sexual content.

Previously, the game was rated Mature in Australia for “Mature themes and supernatural violence, in-game purchases”. It seems to follow the same trend in Singapore with a rating of 16+.

In their description, the rating board provided a general overview of the story as well as the mature content included in the game.

“Marvel’s Midnight Suns” is a turn-based strategy role-playing game set in the Marvel Universe. It follows the protagonist (the hunter) and a group of superheroes as they battle the demon Lilith and the evil organization Hydra, to prevent the resurrection of an evil being known as Chthon.

The game is rated Advisory 16 (Suitable for ages 16 and up).

Main protagonist Hunter can be customized as a male or female hero and will fight alongside other superheroes against demons, Hydra soldiers, and villains. The gameplay takes place in two parts – a central section known as The Abbey and the combat stages. In the Abbey, the player will only control the Hunter in third person to explore the hub, interact with other characters, choose missions to undertake, manage inventory and items, decorate the protagonist’s room, and customize their appearance and her outfits. The narrative progresses through intermittent cutscenes and as the player completes main missions.

The hunter and two other superheroes will battle enemies in turn-based combat that uses a card battle system. The player will choose from a deck of cards to play each turn, which result in combat actions and attacks with melee and ranged weapons, or special superhuman abilities. There are limited blood effects in some sequences. The strongest scenes depict characters being cut or stabbed, with no explicit details. Notice 16 guidelines allow “realistic but not overly graphic violence with depiction of blood”.

The player may encounter scenes of female characters wearing bikinis or cleavage-revealing outfits. During certain dialogue scenes, in journal notes, and in-game text messages, the player may encounter references to romantic affection between female characters, with no actual depiction of intimacy.

In some scenes, the characters can be heard using foul language such as “asshole”, “bastard”, and “bitch”. During battles there is also inferred use of swear words, but utterances are incomplete in audio and subtitles – eg. “mother~” and “fu~”.

Marvel’s Midnight Suns was originally supposed to launch in March 2022, but it was delayed. It’s coming to PC, PS4, Xbox One, PS5, Xbox Series, and Nintendo Switch. It is currently targeting a Q3/Q4 2022 release window.

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