PlayStation 3

Mugen Souls ESRB Rating Reveals A Masochist, Buttocks And More


The ESRB have shared their rating for Compile Heart’s Mugen Souls, which will be published in the U.S. by NIS America. The game got away with a Teen rating, and this is what the ESRB had to say about it:


In this role-playing game, players control Chou-Chou, an “undisputed god” attempting to forcibly take over her universe. As players explore the solar system, they can engage in turn-based combat with human-like characters and fantasy creatures. Players choose weapon strikes and special attacks from a menu screen (e.g., Rainbow Tower, Two-Part Cut); damage is indicated by slashing sounds, light effects, and a loss of hit points.


A number of cutscenes depict female characters whose bodies are partially obscured by hot-spring mist and soap suds. During one such scene, a nearby male character suffers a nosebleed, resulting in exaggerated blood effects (e.g., “There it goes! The Red Ryuto Geyser!”).


Players can also access gallery images depicting women in revealing outfits that expose large amounts of cleavage/buttocks. The dialogue and on-screen text include several instances of sexual innuendo/references (e.g., “What if he wrote about his weird habits or sexual fantasies or something,” “CC Sadist,” “I’m just a perverted girl who likes verbal abuse. Please scold me,” and “Marina, lemme grab your boobies.”). The words “sh*t,” “a*s,” and “b*tch” also appear in dialogue.


Yep. No surprises there. Mugen Souls will be released on September 18th in North America. You can read up on the $100 limited edition of the game, which comes with a body sponge, here.

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.