Next week's Batman: Arkham Origins features combat action that pushes the edge of the game's T for Teen age rating, according to creative director Eric Holmes.
"Arkham Origins has really intense combat action. We're really pushing the edge of T for Teen with what we're doing," Holmes said during a Reddit AMA last night. "I don't think we could have pushed it further than we have without risking a rating bump."
The next age rating above T is M for Mature. Such games feature content that is generally suitable for ages 17 and up, according to the Entertainment Software Rating Board.
The ESRB description of Batman: Arkham Origins says players will "punch, kick, and use fantastical weapons (e.g., electrically charged gloves) to defeat enemies."
Batman: Arkham Origins launches on October 25 for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Wii U, and PC, but not the Xbox One or PlayStation 4. The game is also coming to the PlayStation Vita and 3DS through Arkham Origins Blackgate. A free-to-play iOS and Android version is also in development.