The Final Fantasy 7 Remake ESRB is finally out, preparing fans for the game’s official release in March. Much like the original title, the remake too is getting a T for teen rating, while scenes include use of alcohol and tobacco, violence and suggestive themes. The description isn’t short on information either, including some mild spoilers about the game’s premises. What comes as a surprise though, is the fact that it lowkey spoils some of the game’s important scenes.
The official Final Fantasy 7 Remake ESRB for Playstation 4 isn’t forgiving, keeping the Teen rating for its extensive use of violence and addictive substances. The description does offer some insight on the game, although we were expecting as much. According to the description, acts of violence like a man getting shot on a stair and people getting impaled are shown, while women with deep cleavage aren’t short either. It reads:
Characters use swords, staffs, guns, and magic spells to battle fantastical monsters and human soldiers; combat is highlighted by cries of pain, impact sounds, and explosions. Cutscenes also depict instances of violence: characters impaled by swords (off-camera); a man shot repeatedly while on a stairwell. Some female characters wear revealing outfits (e.g., deep cleavage); one scene depicts a man ogling women’s bodies while making suggestive hand gestures and hip movements. The game contains some alcohol content: ordering “something hard and bitter” and watching a character drink; searching for a person at the “Drunkards’ Den”; watching characters drunk and slurring their speech. One cutscene depicts a character smoking a cigar. The words “sh*t,” “a*shole,” and “pr*ck” appear in the dialogue.
We won’t spoil too much but, if you’ve played the original game, you know that the Final Fantasy 7 Remake ESRB rating does include some spoilers. In fact, the death of a fan-favorite character and the torture of key characters at the hands of Sephiroth. It does so in a subtle and mild way.
Final Fantasy 7 Remake releases on March 3rd, 2020, exclusively for Playstation 4. Since the ESRB rating is out, it means that Square Enix won’t delay its release more than what was already scheduled and we’ll be in for a treat in something less than 3 months.