"Etrian Odyssey IV" RPG Gets a Teen Rating for "Lady Boners"

Atlus USA to release game February 26th

I don't read a lot of video game content ratings, but I'm guessing that the one for Atlus USA's February 26th release of RPG Etrian Odyssey IV: Legends of the Titan is a classic in the making. It picked up a T (Teen) rating for Mild Blood, Mild Fantasy Violence, Mild Language, and Mild Suggestive Themes. The last of these seems like the result of a great achievement in localization.



This is a role-playing game in which players control a group of fighters that explore fantastical labyrinths. Players engage in turn-based combat against a variety of fantasy creatures (e.g., large insects, slime creatures, sorcerers), selecting moves from a menu-based set of options. Attack moves are accompanied by light effects, bashing sounds, and hit point values. One labyrinth contains a hallway and a door that is stained with blood; a bear is also depicted with red stains on its fur and claws. A few female characters are depicted wearing bikini/low-cut tops that expose deep cleavage; one line of suggestive dialogue states, ‘I gotta lady boner harder dan steel for dat stuff!’ The words “bastard,” “damn,” and “hell” appear in dialogue.



I wonder if "spoony bard" would get dinged by the censors? 


What do you think about this sort of loose localization?


via SiliconEra


Scott Green is editor and reporter for anime and manga at geek entertainment site Ain't It Cool News. Follow him on Twitter at @aicnanime.

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