ESRB has rated Guilty Gear Strive and given it a Teen rating. Their description mentions “Exaggerated-Sized Breasts” and “Brief Jiggling Effects” among other content.
Guilty Gear Strive is the latest game in the series by Arc System Works. It will be released for the PS4, PS5, and PC. The game uses a brand new iteration of the customized Unreal Engine from Arc System Works that takes their artistic craftsmanship to the next level. It also runs at a native 4K and 60 FPS resolution on the PS5.
ESRB has now shared a rating for Guilty Gear Strive that also provides a description of some of the content that they deem as the reason to give the game a Teen rating.
This is a fighting game in which players engage in one-on-one battles using human characters and biological weapons called GEARs. Players use punches, kicks, and various weapons (e.g., swords, chain scythes, giant scalpels) to drain opponents’ life meters. Each character can execute special attacks that include bursts of flames, shadowy creatures, and blasts of energy. Impact sounds and cries of pain are heard throughout matches. Blood-splatter effects occur during combat, and one cutscene depicts a man’s hand and chest impaled by a spike, resulting in brief blood splashes. Some female characters wear revealing outfits (e.g., deep cleavage), and are depicted with exaggerated-sized breasts and/or brief jiggling effects; some camera angles focus on characters’ cleavage. The word “sh*t” is heard in the dialogue.
So based on the description, there doesn’t appear to be any major change to how Arc System Works handles the various characters. The ESRB did make it a point to mention these changes.
Guilty Gear Strive was originally slated to launch in April but was delayed to June. It will be out now on June 11, 2021, and release for the PS4, PS5, and PC.