The BBFC classification for Mass Effect has revealed that the game has been awarded a 12 rating for "moderate violence and one sex scene".

Violence is pretty common these days, but a sex scene is sure to cause a bit of a stir. According to the extended classification over on the BBFC website the scene in question is "brief and undetailed" but does include "breast nudity in one version of the scene".

The classification goes on to state: "If playing as a male character the scene can take place between him and a human woman or a humanoid female alien. If playing as a female character the scene can take place between her and a male human or a female humanoid alien."

So that's quite a variety and certainly something for most sexual persuasions. Mass Effect is scheduled for release across Europe on November 23.

For more on Mass Effect check out our 20-minute demonstration with BioWare's Dr. Greg Zeschuk.