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Conception II Rated “M” By ESRB


Nintendo 3DS and PS Vita RPG Conception II: Children of the Seven Stars has been rated by the ESRB, and come away with an “M” (Mature) rating. The ESRB cites “Fantasy Violence, Language, Mild Blood, Partial Nudity, Sexual Themes” as content descriptors for the game on Nintendo 3DS. A rating for the Vita version hasn’t been published yet.


Here’s the rating summary the ESRB used to describe Conception II:


This is a role-playing game in which players assume the role of a young student trying to rid the world of monsters. While exploring dungeons, players engage in turn-based battles with a variety of human and fantastical enemies (e.g., ogres, demons). Human characters occasionally use guns to shoot the player’s characters; other fighters use hammers, swords, or blasts of energy to deplete opponents’ health meters.


A handful of scenes depict a character covered in blood across the chest and upper arm. The game includes some suggestive dialogue (e.g., “You have giant boobs!” “I think your breasts are very lovely . . . Um, well…Their shape is…I think boys would like them.”). During the course of the game, players are able to engage in a Classmating system, in which two characters interact to create a Star Child; these brief sequences do not depict sexual acts, though the female characters shown are often partially nude and placed in suggestive poses (e.g., on their hands and knees).


Female characters are also depicted with jiggling breasts, and camera angles often zoom-in on cleavage and buttocks. The words “sh*t” and ‘a*shole’ appear in the dialogue.


Conception II will be available this spring for Nintendo 3DS and PlayStation Vita. Atlus USA are publishing the game in North America.

Ishaan Sahdev
Ishaan specializes in game design/sales analysis. He's the former managing editor of Siliconera and wrote the book "The Legend of Zelda - A Complete Development History". He also used to moonlight as a professional manga editor. These days, his day job has nothing to do with games, but the two inform each other nonetheless.