Because we live in a digital age, leaks happen more easily. First of all, it just takes an absent-minded mistake and it’s on the internet forever. Take Capcom’s upcoming Resident Evil 7 because the ESRB has managed to drop the ball.
ESRB posted their rating for Resident Evil 7 and quickly had to pull it due to the overly detailed description. Fortunately, gematsu.com managed to copy the description while it was still up;
“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.”
As a result, we now know much more about Capcom’s upcoming horror game. Due to the recent demo raising more questions than it answers this is helpful. Furthermore, this may prompt more info from Capcom when they show Resident Evil 7 at TGS. 7 sees Capcom pull away from the standard Resident Evil formula for something fresher.
In addition, we currently don’t know if 7 is a continuity reboot for the series or the same setting. The first person view is something that brings the series back to its horror roots.
Either way, we’ll know more when this year’s Tokyo Game Show starts on September 15th through to September 18th.