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FF Versus XIII to be Mature Rated?

December 17, 2007
Kyll

As many of us noticed, at one point in the new Final Fantasy Versus XIII trailer, the Prince impales one particular soldier with one of his many weapons. This is no new thing to Final Fantasy, but the effect you are all now thinking of is, blood and gore. Click on the screen shots below to see the exact moment in the trailer.

Minor blood has been in Final Fantasy's in the past, like on Sephiroth's face at the end of FFVII and the tiny patch of blood on Cloud's shirt after being stabbed by Sephiroth in FFVII: Advent Children. Those fall under the ESRB Teen Rating for "containing minimal blood" (Click here for the ESRB ratings guide). What is seen in the Versus trailer is in no stretch of the imagination "minimal blood", but easily fits into the ESRB Mature Rating's "contain intense violence, blood and gore" category.

Final Fantasy Versus XIII will be the first Final Fantasy game to receive a Mature Rating if changes are not made. This may come as a surprise as the creators of Versus are also the team behind Kingdom Hearts, which has only gone as high as an E10+ Rating.

Note, this is not confirmation of a Mature Rating. Although, if the final retail version of Versus still contains this amount of blood and gore it will be.

Forum Discussion Forum Discussion
Posted By: Ksasa
Date: October 17, 2012

It won't be Rated M theres a blood option in the game, but it's going to be rated T the Blood option is just to turn it on or off. Plus the blood doesn't stay on the ground it disappears in midair and goes away.
Posted By: Lucas
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Is there a translation on the magazine?
Posted By: Aeroblade
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This looked like a wicked awsome game, but this just put the iceing on the cake!!!
Posted By: evll33t2
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PS3 + M rated FF = Uber W00T!
Posted By: Christobel Hunta
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I don't care - i'm 20:)

Posted By: Rrcvofg
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YAY!!! M is fun!! I just hope they dont overdo it. This need to be a game i can play in front of my parents, so I can use the Plasma TV. But then again, Australia has such a stupid rating system it will probably be rated R or something stupid like that. Anyway this game has become more intruiging (sp) its gonna be a lot of fun!!
Posted By: evll33t2
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yep M actually sounds like it would make the game better
Posted By: Haeresis
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Man!
So what?
why does it have to be M rated its not like us teens havent seen worse.
Posted By: Ceskar
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There was blood throughout the FFVII game, not just at the end. Like when Sephiroth went to kill President Shinra at the beginning and the Midgar Zolom. Oh, I love the Midgar Zolom scene, it was fantastic.
Posted By: Rae
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I was really surprised when I saw the blood...final fantasy hardly ever does more than a speck here and there. I wouldn't be surprised. Square-Enix is always trying to do something different anyways...
Posted By: evll33t2
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M-rated games are FUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUN :D
Posted By: Kyll
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SHHH! That may or may not already be the plan ;).
Posted By: samsamsam
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You guys should discuss the possibilities of VERSUSXIII being M-Rated on your next podcast as well.
Posted By: evll33t2
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i'll be old enough to buy it no worries for me
Posted By: Kyll
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We're starting to write some original speculative articles. Mixin' it up a bit. This has not been confirms, I'll add that to the story.
Posted By: Zagen30
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Not to be contrary or anything, but is there an actual announcement for this? It seems like speculation, albeit fairly well-supported speculation. This doesn't seem like something that should be on the front page, as it doesn't seem much like news, which is what I expect to see when I load up this site. This seems more like a message board thread.
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