Suikoden I & II HD Remaster ESRB Ratings & Descriptions Revealed; E10+ and T Respectively

The ESRB has officially rated the recently announced Suikoden I & II HD Remaster: Gate Rune and Dunan Unification Wars, with both titles having their own ratings. Interestingly, the first title is rated E10+, while the sequel is T. When comparing the descriptors, it seems like the mild blood and language of the sequel is what tipped that rating over E10+.

The full ESRB rating description for Suikoden I HD Remaster Gate Rune War is quoted below:

“This is a role-playing game in which players assume the role of fighters trying to defeat an evil emperor. From a top-down perspective, players explore environments and engage in turn-based combat with various enemies (e.g., humans, ghouls/zombies, harpies). Players select attack moves/spells from a menu as they watch characters strike enemies with fists/kicks, swords, and magic.

Some sequences depict armies of small characters trading blows with swords and blasts of magic. The game contains some suggestive depictions (e.g., pixelated female monsters with hands covering their breasts) and dialogue (e.g., “Come, pour me a glass, loverboy”; “That old creep Kraze keeps undressing me with his eyes.”). Players can also engage in a dice game with wagers of in-game currency. The word “bastard” appears in the game.”

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The full ESRB rating description for Suikoden II HD Remaster Dunan Unification War is quoted below:

“This is a role-playing game in which players assume the roles of fighters building an army to defeat an evil villain. From a top-down perspective, players explore various environments while engaging in turn-based combat with human and fantastical enemies (e.g., monsters, ghouls, zombies, harpies). Players select attack moves/spells from a menu as they watch characters use spells and weapons (e.g., swords, spears, guns) to defeat characters.

Cutscenes sometimes depict villains slashing civilians or threatening children. One scene depicts several soldiers repeatedly shot/impaled by arrows. A handful of cutscenes depict drips of blood after characters cut themselves or are poisoned. The game contains some suggestive material: ghoul characters designed with deep cleavage; bare-chested harpies, though without discernible details (i.e., no nipples); and mild suggestive dialogue (e.g., “[D]on’t try and undress me with your eyes…”; “She had a great butt on her, lemme tell ya”; “Don’t leer! It’s not that kind of show.”). Some mini games allow players to gamble money on dice rolls. The word “bastard” appears in the game.”

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Check out our announcement coverage of Suikoden I & II HD Remaster: Gate Rune and Dunan Unification Wars. The title is releasing for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC via Steam in 2023.


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