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Submitted by beyondff 496d ago | news

Dark Souls II to become a ‘Teen’ game?

Dark Souls II has been given a ‘Teen’ rating. What does this mean for the sequel? (Dark Souls 2, From Software, Namco Bandai, PC, PS3, Xbox 360)

-Foxtrot  +   497d ago
Oh boy...especially considering they are pretty harsh with the ratings.
eyeDEVOUR  +   497d ago
It means nothing ... wasnt any obscenity or vulgarity in the first one, just a healthy dose of blood. ;)
Irishguy95  +   496d ago
Agreed, from the Beta it was just the same as the other two in that way.
SilentNegotiator  +   496d ago
But then there's the thing; the first two games certainly should have earned their M-ratings in violence alone. You could impale enemies, cut off limbs, etc.
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Hellsvacancy  +   496d ago
I don't like boobs in games, I like em in my hands/face
Kivespussi  +   496d ago
Games, hands, tv, internet, no matter where, I think we can all agree on is that boobs are great.

On topic: The AGE-rating doesn't matter a single bit. The policies for ratings are pretty weird for ESBR and PEGI anyway, so...
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PurpHerbison  +   496d ago
Boobs are great... but I prefer booty. That being said, we need more female character models sporting that junk in the trunk. Boobs are getting played out, and like I said, they are indeed great, but come on. Let's see some ass.
iceman1346  +   496d ago
i don't like you
Mutant-Spud  +   496d ago
Considering that boobs are about the only thing today's digital artists can get right when designing female characters the prospect of realistic and achievable arse animations looks a forlorn hope.
Spurg  +   496d ago
You can blame Gwynevere for the previous ratings on Dark Souls :)
BiggCMan  +   496d ago
Not so much Gwynevere, she was fully clothed. But Quelaag definitely is to blame like it says in the article. And maybe some of the violence, who knows.

Playing the beta for DS2, it felt just like the first two games so I don't think there is anything to worry about there.

Now the weird thing is, I don't recall any nudity or partial nudity in Demon's Souls, and that was M rated o.O I really don't know.
MightyNoX  +   496d ago
Your observation is astute. Quelaag was what got Dark Souls it's 'M' Rating.

As for your other question, Demon's had this area called 'Tower of Latria' with enemies called 'Plague Babies'. Even though they're monsters, you were still, essentially, murdering babies and the ESRB took issue with that.
DragonKnight  +   496d ago
The plague babies deserve to be murdered. I hate them. Do you know how hard it is to do anything in 5-3 because of them? No poise, plus infinitely respawning blood soaked babies that cause plague in a swamp that also causes plague? Screw them and thank the Old One for the God's Wrath miracle.
Spurg  +   496d ago
You know I meant this as a joke right...
PurpHerbison  +   496d ago
Come on Spurg, this is N4G... If someone sees an opportunity to 1up you, they will.
cyphertech  +   496d ago
As soon as the first Dark Souls was announced, I knew it'd get here eventually. However, it's never been that gruesome to begin with. I remember when Socom: Combined Assault on PS2 got a Teen rating and all they did was take away blood. I love how something as small as red splashes makes something too mature.
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CrashJones  +   496d ago
Just means that PERHAPS a larger audience will see boobs and blood.
BranWheatKillah  +   496d ago
No worries. Other than spider-lady boobs, there wasn't anything to give the original an M rating.
assdan  +   496d ago
Just look at the other two games. There really wasn't much of a reason to give them M ratings if you think about it. They didn't have excessive amounts of blood or gore, no swearing, etc. I played the beta. Trust me, this game is definitely not easier than the first one, and it looks just as dark. It's also the same rating according PEGI system.
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--bienio--  +   496d ago
dark souls 2 will support directx 11??
Chxii  +   496d ago
It doesn't need M rating

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