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ESRB rates Dragon Ball Z: Extreme Butoden, Nobunaga’s Ambition and Rodea the Sky Soldier


ESRB has revealed its rating summaries for three notable Japanese titles being localized for North America. The first is Dragon Ball Z: Extreme Butoden, which got a Teen rating due to cartoon violence. You can read up on the ESRB explanation of the rating below:

This is a fighting game in which players battle characters from the Dragon Ball universe. Characters mostly punch and kick each other in an attempt to deplete their opponent’s health meter. Each character can perform special attacks that usually involve dramatic bursts of energy in the form of balls or beams. One-on-one battles are highlighted by frequent yells/cries of pain and impact sounds. Cutscenes sometimes convey characters dying through text/dialogue descriptions.

You can preorder Dragon Ball Z: Extreme Butoden, which is coming out on the 20th of October, with this link.

The ESRB also gave Nobunaga’s Ambition: Sphere of Influence a Teen rating. In this case, the strategy game contains content described as mild language and mild violence:

This is a strategy game in which players develop their clan in order to take over feudal Japan via military and diplomatic means. Players mostly arrange soldiers on maps of battlefields and command them to invade and conquer surrounding areas. Small soldiers are occasionally shown shooting cannons at each other; zoomed-in views also depict sword and gun battles. Some sequences depict dead soldiers on the ground. Cutscenes also include instances of violence: soldiers shooting arrows at each other; soldiers using rifles to shoot at enemies; a man struck by a blade close-up. The word “bastard” appears in the dialogue.

Nobunaga’s Ambition: Sphere of Influence is coming out on September 1st for the PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3 and PC. You can reserve it here.

Last but not least, Rodea the Sky Soldier received a E10+ rating for fantasy violence and mild language:

This is an action-adventure game in which players help a sky soldier defend a fantasy kingdom from a robot army. As players fly between floating islands, they collect crystal stars and defeat enemy robots and machines. Player use boost/charge attacks and weapon gears to destroy enemies. Enemies disappear amid colorful light effects and large explosions. A handful of cutscenes depict characters falling to their demise. The word “damn” is heard in the dialogue.

Rodea the Sky Soldier is coming out for the 3DS and Wii U on the 13th of October. First print copies of the Wii U game will also come with the Wii version. If you are interested, you can preorder the latest game from Yuji Naka (who worked on the classic Sonic the Hedgehog games) with this page.