Submitted by lifesanrpg 248d ago | opinion piece

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?" (Dark Souls 2, PC, PS3, Xbox 360)

brbobcat  +   248d ago
As long as the difficulty is still there, it can be rated whatever it wants.
Back-to-Back  +   247d ago
Casual Souls II confirmed.

Thanks Namco.
CocoWolfie  +   248d 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.. :')
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ALARM-clock  +   248d ago
Dark Souls 1 was rated PEGI 16.
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LAWSON72  +   247d ago
Teen is 13 or older in US, not 16.
MestreRothN4G  +   248d 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?
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SilentNegotiator  +   248d ago
Wouldn't they have specifically mentioned that it was for the trailer if that were the case?
SeraphimBlade  +   248d ago
I have not once in my life heard of a trailer getting a rating separate from the game.
MysticStrummer  +   248d 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.
SeraphimBlade  +   248d 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?"
SilentNegotiator  +   248d 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.
MysticStrummer  +   248d ago
If you look on the actual ESRB site, it says the rating can be assigned and changed more than once throughout the process.

FanOfRootBeer  +   248d ago
1) Trailers are never rated independently.
2) You need to revisit your definition of the word "despaired".
Vithar  +   248d ago
no concerns here. If you're playing Souls for titties, you have problems lol
Tony-Red-Grave  +   248d ago
Amazing chest ahead ;) lol
rafaman  +   248d ago
Tony, lol!!!
SilentNegotiator  +   248d 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.
Errefus  +   248d ago
I blame all the whiners that complaint about this game being really "hard"...
MetaReapre  +   248d ago
So basically it's saying there are no corroded zombie creatures nor any topless bosses in this one. That's fine with me. lol
MoveTheGlow  +   248d ago
It's probably just a different set of ESRB reviewers and a lack of Quelaag or Gw... um... whatever, that princess. Reviewers are so scared of anything sexual, but that's never been what Souls has been about. There's not much about the original Dark Souls that deserved the M rating anyway. So long as they've got an uncompromising aesthetic and Dat Gameplay, I'm all set.
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ginsunuva  +   248d ago
I'm not a teenager, I'm twenty so that means I am an adult and are so mature. I deserve only the maturest of the matures.
Blood, bullets, and boobs are what make a man mature!

Pre-order cancelled
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ShaunCameron  +   248d ago
<Blood, bullets, and boobs are what make a man mature!>


And you wonder why the industry will never get any respect from society.
ginsunuva  +   248d ago

And you wonder why you will never get any respect from society.
SilentNegotiator  +   248d ago
Your comment flew STRAIGHT over their heads.
Kivespussi  +   248d ago
Dark (or demon's) souls never deserved the M-Rating though... And I think that the policies to what game should be for adults only and what to teens are sometimes just weird. Good example is that NHL 12 was PEGI 16 AND so was BF3. But every COD game has gotten PEGI 18 expect ghosts? On a side note don't you think that if a 15-year old is old enough to get a driving license (in some countries )then why would a video game be too much for them?

So you shouldn't be worried anyway. It's just an age-rating... What a stupid article
Gigaguy777  +   248d ago
It's rated T because there's no spider tits.
Drakul  +   248d ago
jeeezzz...on offical web site http://www.darksoulsii.com/...

at the bottom it says Teen, it is not only for trailer but also game itself, dont be dumbass, besides spider s tits were covered by the hair, Gwynevere tits they were covered too, ok maybe huge size but they dont make any sense, in all games women have big tits!

i m sad that game is T rated, hope they didnt ruin the legendary game.
LAWSON72  +   247d ago
As long as it is not like Borderlands 2 with its absense of head blowing up leaving headless enemies. Which DS never had that level of gore iirc so I don't really care about the rating. The others could have been rated T it was violence and blood.
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