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Drug references, partial nudity and more detailed for Sword Art Online: Hollow Realization


The ESRB has revealed its rating summary for Sword Art Online: Hollow Realization. The PS4 and Vita Japanese role-playing game ended up with a Mature rating due to drug references, mild language usage, partial nudity, suggestive themes and violence. You can find the full rating description below:

This is a role-playing game in which players explore a fantasy world with a group of friends and their avatars. As players explore environments and interact with characters, they can perform quests and engage in battles with humans and creatures (e.g., giant animals, dragons). Players use swords, spears, maces, and magic attacks to battle enemies in melee-style combat. Battles are highlighted by cries of pain, impact sounds, and light effects.

Some female characters wear outfits that reveal large amounts of cleavage. One scene depicts a still image of a character grabbing a female character’s breast after a fall; another scene depicts a partially nude character in the bath with her breasts and genitalia covered by bubbles.

Characters sometimes discuss an enemy’s use and addiction to “digital drugs” (e.g., “Seems like this digital drug takes a pretty serious toll on people who use it too much,“ and “He’s been chasing the digital drug high.”). The words “bastard,” and “a*s” appear in the dialogue.

Sword Art Online: Hollow Realization is coming out on the 8th of November in North America. If you are interested, you can preorder the physical version of the game for the PlayStation 4 with this link from Amazon.