Final Fantasy VII Rebirth ESRB Rating Details Its Mature Content
Final Fantasy VII Rebirth has been rated by ESRB. It was also rated in South Korea recently. The ESRB rating goes into detail on the mature content.
The game has been rated Teen by ESRB due to Blood, Language, Mild Suggestive Themes, Use of Alcohol and Tobacco, and Violence.
According to the rating description, the game features frenzied melee combat against monsters and human soldiers, with characters using different weapons such as swords, staffs, guns, and magic spells. Combat scenarios include impact sounds, cries of pain, and explosions. The cutscenes in the game also depict violence, sometimes with blood effects, such as scenes of characters being impaled or slashed with swords, often enhanced with slow-motion effects. Those who have played Final Fantasy VII might know where the story is going here.
Additionally, there are depictions of characters being shot or targeted with a spinning blade. Some female characters are dressed in revealing outfits, showcasing deep cleavage. If you are sensitive to spoilers, you can skip reading the full description shared by ESRB.
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 fantasy landscapes, perform missions, and battle monsters and soldiers in frenetic melee combat. Characters use swords, staffs, guns, and magic spells to fight monsters and human soldiers; combat is highlighted by impact sounds, cries of pain, and explosions. Cutscenes depict further instances of violence, sometimes with splatters/pools of blood: characters impaled or slashed by swords, sometimes with slow-motion effects; an assassin throwing a spinning blade at a targeted figure; characters shot by soldiers. Some female characters are designed with revealing outfits (e.g., deep cleavage); suggestive dialogue sometimes accompanies camera panning/close-ups of characters’ bodies/outfits (e.g., “Just admit it. You’re obviously captivated by my bodacious beach bod.”). The game contains some alcohol content: as Cloud, players can drink a version of moonshine while at a bar; cutscenes sometimes feature drunk characters slurring their speech. A handful of scenes depict characters smoking cigars or out of hookahs. The words “sh*t,” “a*shole,” and “pr*ck” appear in the game.
It was recently revealed that the game will feature a graphics and performance mode on PS5. The developers appear to have taken inspiration from the open world of other Final Fantasy games including Final Fantasy XV, and other popular Western games. The story will continue from the events of Final Fantasy VII Remake Intergrade.
Final Fantasy VII Rebirth will launch on February 29, 2024, exclusively for the PS5.