Nintendo DS

Radiant Historia Has An ESRB Rating


Atlus’ time-travelling Nintendo DS RPG, Radiant Historia, now has an ESRB rating. The game is rated “Everyone 10+” with content descriptors for fantasy violence, language and use of alcohol.


Quite a bit of alcohol, at that, it would seem. Here’s what the amusing rating summary has to say about the game:


“This is a role-playing game in which players control a special agent who travels across time to complete various quests. From a top-down perspective, players navigate menus and use swords and elemental attacks (e.g., fire, ice, lightning) to engage in turn-based battles against human soldiers and fantastical creatures (e.g., giant insects, goblins, lizard men); enemies lose hit points and disappear when defeated. In some sequences, drunken characters appear in taverns and make reference alcohol in the dialogue (e.g., "All the booze my liver can handle," "<hic> Ah . . . Drinking. The solution to all life’s problems. <hic>," "<belch> Oh man . . . I am soooo plastered."). The words "damn," "bastard," and "a*s" appear in dialogue.”


Radiant Historia isn’t far from release. Atlus have the game pegged for February 22nd, 2011 in North America on the Nintendo DS.

Ishaan Sahdev
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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.