Marvel's Spider-Man 2 gets 'T' rating for words like "ass"

Miles Morales in his spidey-suit
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Marvel's Spider-Man 2 has been rated for launch, and it features horrifying language like "ass" and "prick."

Earlier today on June 15, Gematsu noted on Twitter that the ESRB had rated Marvel's Spider-Man 2 for launch in North America, bestowing upon it a 'T' for Teen rating. The rating is chiefly down to "Blood, Drug Reference, Mild Language," and violence according to the ESRB's website.

"Some enemies use pistols and/or machine guns during combat; gunshots sometimes result in small splashes of blood," the rating further reads. Small splashes of blood? Surely not! A character is also "choked to death," according to the ESRB, but we can't really see Peter or Miles doing the choking, personally.

There's also a "a dead body turned over," and "blood drops on a leaf," the latter of which sounds like a weird arthouse film. "The words “pr*ck” and “a*s” appear in the game," the ESRB rating concludes, and it doesn't take a linguistic genius to figure out the terrible language here.

Considering Marvel's Spider-Man 2 features the monstrous Venom, we're honestly a little surprised there isn't a little more blood highlighted in the ESRB's rating. Maybe Peter and Miles will just be that good at putting Venom on a leash and preventing him from consuming people.

Marvel's Spider-Man 2 finally launches later this year on October 20, exclusively for the PS5. Some fans think Spider-Man 2 could be dabbling in the multiverse, what with its many, many characters, but we'll have to wait until launch to find out whether we're getting Spider-Ham or someone a little more serious.

Check out our upcoming PS5 games guide for a look ahead at all the other exclusives coming to the new-gen console later this year.

Hirun Cryer

Hirun Cryer is a freelance reporter and writer with Gamesradar+ based out of U.K. After earning a degree in American History specializing in journalism, cinema, literature, and history, he stepped into the games writing world, with a focus on shooters, indie games, and RPGs, and has since been the recipient of the MCV 30 Under 30 award for 2021. In his spare time he freelances with other outlets around the industry, practices Japanese, and enjoys contemporary manga and anime.