The Resident Evil 7 ESRB rating was posted for a quick minute before getting taken down revealing that it will be rated M for Mature due to blood and gore, intense violence, and strong language. The ratings summary shares some information about the protagonist and his motives as well as the weapons he will acquire and use throughout the experience:
*WARNING: The following summary contains spoilers.
This is a survival-horror game in which players assume the role of Ethan, a man searching for his missing wife in a derelict mansion. From a first-person perspective, players explore the environment and use pistols, shotguns, flamethrowers, explosives and chainsaws to kill mutant creatures. Combat is accompanied by realistic gunfire, screams of pain, and exaggerated blood-splatter effects. As players progress through the story, cutscenes can depict instances of gore and intense acts of violence: a character’s arm dismembered by a chainsaw; a man’s leg taken off at the knee with a shovel; a character impaled through the face with a shovel. Some areas also depict mutilated corpses with exposed organs/viscera. The words “f**k” and “sh*t” are heard in the dialogue.
Recently at Gamescom, a trailer was released for the survival horror game showcasing more gameplay and its “found footage” aesthetic.
Resident Evil 7 launches on January 24, 2017 for PS4, Xbox One and PC. It will also be compatible with PlayStation VR at launch.
Source: PlayStation Lifestyle