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Dark Souls 2 is rated T for Teen. Cause for concern?

GameZone writes, "Well this is a strange turn of events. Namco released an all new trailer for Dark Souls II; however something else caught our eye. It happens so quick that you might miss it. Apparently the game's ESRB rating is T for Teen, which is strange, considering Dark Souls and Demon's Souls both have an M rating attached to them. Should this call for concern?"

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brbobcat861d ago

As long as the difficulty is still there, it can be rated whatever it wants.

Back-to-Back860d ago

Casual Souls II confirmed.

Thanks Namco.

CocoWolfie861d ago (Edited 861d ago )

the european PEGI for Dark Souls got a '16' for 16 years of age thats just the same as T so i wouldnt worry. theres nothing really to justify a M or 18 rating anyway, so.. :')

ALARM-clock861d ago (Edited 861d ago )

Dark Souls 1 was rated PEGI 16.

LAWSON72860d ago

Teen is 13 or older in US, not 16.

MestreRothN4G861d ago (Edited 861d ago )

We know this site's standard is really really low, but this time they have set a new bottom, even on their ultra stupid record.

FFS... The T rating refers only to the trailer!

Are you really so despaired for clicks since can't do anything even close to intelligent, useful or informative?

SilentNegotiator861d ago

Wouldn't they have specifically mentioned that it was for the trailer if that were the case?

SeraphimBlade861d ago

I have not once in my life heard of a trailer getting a rating separate from the game.

MysticStrummer861d ago

The final rating will be based on the finished product, so this rating could very well be based on either the video itself or what the ESRB has seen of the game so far.

SeraphimBlade861d ago

That just isn't how ESRB does things as far as I know. If it didn't have a "final rating" they wouldn't give it one at all. How many times have you heard the phrase "this product is not yet rated?"

SilentNegotiator861d ago

"The final rating will be based on the finished product, so this rating could very well be based on either the video itself or what the ESRB has seen of the game so far"

I believe they have something called "RP - RATING PENDING" for that period in the development.

MysticStrummer860d ago

If you look on the actual ESRB site, it says the rating can be assigned and changed more than once throughout the process.

http://www.esrb.org/ratings...

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FanOfRootBeer861d ago

1) Trailers are never rated independently.
2) You need to revisit your definition of the word "despaired".

Vithar861d ago

no concerns here. If you're playing Souls for titties, you have problems lol

SilentNegotiator861d ago

Color me confused. That's definitely an ESRB rating symbol with descriptors, but the ESRB site doesn't have the game list yet: http://www.esrb.org/ratings...

The first two games earned their M rating in violence alone, so I would be shocked if this were true.

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