The Entertainment Rating Software Ratings Board (ESRB) has posted up its rating for Final Fantasy VII Rebirth, revealing a bunch of key details on the game including a description of what may very well be one of the game’s most iconic sequences. Fans of the 1997 will probably clock it right away.
Here’s the full description:
This is an action role-playing game in which players follow the story of a mercenary (Cloud Strife) on a quest to save the planet from evil. Players explore fantasy landscapes, perform missions, and battle monsters and soldiers in frenetic melee combat. Characters use swords, staffs, guns, and magic spells to fight monsters and human soldiers; combat is highlighted by impact sounds, cries of pain, and explosions.
Cutscenes depict further instances of violence, sometimes with splatters/pools of blood: characters impaled or slashed by swords, sometimes with slow-motion effects; an assassin throwing a spinning blade at a targeted figure; characters shot by soldiers.
Some female characters are designed with revealing outfits (e.g., deep cleavage); suggestive dialogue sometimes accompanies camera panning/close-ups of characters’ bodies/outfits (e.g., “Just admit it. You’re obviously captivated by my bodacious beach bod.”). The game contains some alcohol content: as Cloud, players can drink a version of moonshine while at a bar; cutscenes sometimes feature drunk characters slurring their speech. A handful of scenes depict characters smoking cigars or out of hookahs. The words “sh*t,” “a*shole,” and “pr*ck” appear in the game.
Final Fantasy VII Rebirth is due for release on February 29, 2024 for PS5. The game is the second chapter in the Final Fantasy VII Remake project, and will take players around 40-50 hours to finish for the main story, although completionists can expect to squeeze about 100 hours out of it.
[Source – Final Fantasy VII Rebirth ESRB Listing]