The Entertainment Software Rating Board has provided a rating summary for the upcoming Playstation 3 and Xbox 360 video game, “Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII.” According to a listing update from the organization on Sept. 28, the action role-playing game received a “Teen” rating due to blood, mild language, suggestive themes, use of alcohol and violence.
The Entertainment Software Rating Board stated that “Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII” features violent cutscenes where characters are impaled with swords. Furthermore, the females in the video game often wear “revealing outfits” that show a “moderate amounts of cleavage.” Several situations regarding the consumption of alcohol were also disclosed. You can check out a set of screenshots from the sequel in the slideshow on the top left-hand side of the article and the full rating summary from the ESRB below:
This is a role-playing game in which players assume the role of a warrior named Lightning as she attempts to save human souls while battling the forces of Chaos. Players perform quests while exploring a fantastical world and interacting with various characters; combat sequences occur frequently and are presented in real-time format. Players use swords, axes, guns, and magical attacks (e.g., thunder/lightning, fireballs, energy blasts) to battle demons, dragons, elaborate robots, and other human-like characters. Battles are highlighted by sword slashing sound effects, explosions, and occasional slow-motion effects. Cutscenes occasionally depict characters being impaled by swords, and/or dissolving into particles. One element of the story concerns a cult-like group suspected of murdering several young girls who resemble Lightning. Corpses are depicted in a handful of scenes, some lying in pools of blood with notes pinned to their bodies. Female characters are occasionally depicted wearing revealing outfits (e.g., tops that show moderate amounts of cleavage), and one cutscene scene features camera angles that linger on a female character’s chest and buttocks as she discusses a performance with a male director. Lightning occasionally encounters drunken characters that are depicted waving mugs around, slurring their speech, and stumbling. One drunken man sends Lightning on a quest for high end booze before agreeing to a request. Lightning is also able to purchase beer and tequila at bars and consume the items to replenish health. The words “a*s,” and “bastard” appear in the dialogue.
“Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII” is the final entry into the “Final Fantasy XIII” series. The storyline, which stars Lightning as the only main playable character, will be concluded with the upcoming video game.
Square Enix 1st Production Department is the studio behind the development of “Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII,” which is being published and distributed by Square Enix. The role-playing title will be launching for the Playstation 3 and Xbox 360 current-generation consoles on Feb. 11 in the North American region. You can pre-order the product from Amazon in the following link: “Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII”