Mega Man Battle Network Legacy Collection Volumes 1 & 2 Reveal ESRB Rating Descriptions
The official ESRB ratings and descriptions for the upcoming Mega Man Battle Network Legacy Collection Vol.1 and Mega Man Battle Network Legacy Collection Vol. 2 have been released. Thanks to fansite The Rockman EXE Zone for sharing this news.
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Both compilations are rated E10+, with some tags and terms that will probably surprise those who have no background with these games, like me.
The ESRB rating description for Mega Man Battle Network Legacy Collection Vol.1 is quoted below:
This is a compilation of action role-playing games in which players help a man stop evil groups from committing cybercrimes. From a 3/4-overhead perspective, players interact with characters and use humanoid AI to battle computer viruses and robotic creatures. Players use blasters. energy swords, and mini bombs to defeat enemies in 2D grid-based battle arenas. Battles are frenetic at times, accompanied by blaster fire and mild explosions.
The game contains some suggestive material in the dialogue (e.g., “Stop peeking! You Pervert”; “Her measurements are 33,22,33”; “You missed out on seeing [her] naked.”). Some sequences depict animal droppings on the ground, with accompanying dialogue (e.g., “[T]he smell here is too much”; “Phew, why did he have to go here?”).
Players can encounter drunken characters (e.g., *hic* in their speech); one mission objective requires players’ character to obtain whiskey. Gallery artwork depicts a character with a cigarette in his mouth. The words “damn” and “hell” appear in the game.
The ESRB rating description for Mega Man Battle Network Legacy Collection Vol. 2 is below:
This is a collection of action role-playing games in which players assume the role of Lan Hikari, a boy using a robot to battle enemies in a cyber world. Battles are presented from a sideways perspective, with characters taking turns selecting and executing attack moves. Battles depict small explosions, targeted attacks, dwindling health bars/hit points, and laser fire.
Some enemies shoot cartoony cannons, harpoons, or missiles at players’ character. In one sequence, a character drinks rice wine and acts drunk (e.g., hiccupping), as characters remark (e.g., “I wonder who’d have won if [she] wasn’t drunk.”). A handful of gallery images depict a robot smoking a pipe.
As someone who has never played or seen these games before the collections were announced, I’m certainly far more intrigued than I ever was.
Mega Man Battle Network Legacy Collection will be the next release for the franchise. It was initially announced for Nintendo Switch digitally with a 2023 release window. Over 1,000 illustrations and over 150 songs from across the series will be included. PlayStation 4 and PC versions via Steam were also officially announced soon after.
The physical release will include all 10 games, while the digital releases will be separated across 2 volumes.
The following titles are included:
- Mega Man Battle Network
- Mega Man Battle Network 2
- Mega Man Battle Network 3 White
- Mega Man Battle Network 3 Blue
- Mega Man Battle Network 4 Red Sun
- Mega Man Battle Network 4 Blue Moon
- Mega Man Battle Network 5 Team Protoman
- Mega Man Battle Network 5 Team Colonel
- Mega Man Battle Network 6 Cybeast Gregar
- Mega Man Battle Network 6 Cybeast Falzar
Mega Man Battle Network Legacy Collection will launch for PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, and PC via Steam on April 14, 2023.
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