Final Fantasy VII Remake’s description from the ESRB has been revealed. Notably the exemption of blood is a big feature missing from the game and a rather surprising move in today’s day of violence. The title retains the same rating of T.

Square Enix prioritized other things about the game like having “deep cleavage” over blood, likely due to cultural differences between Asia and America and how violent stuff is over here.

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 the city of Midgar, perform various quests, and battle monsters and soldiers in frenetic melee combat. 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.

Final Fantasy VII Remake launches first on PS4 on March 3rd, 2020. Xbox and PC ports can happen past March 3rd, 2021.

Source: ESRB

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