The ESRB has uploaded a summary for the content in Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII. Some of the features in the game are quite mature.
Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII and been rated “Teen” for “Blood, Mild Language, Suggestive Themes, Use of Alcohol, Violence“.
The content descriptor for the game is quite funny. There is a chance that Lightning can purchase and consume alcohol in bars. Not to mention several of the female characters will be wearing “revealing outfits” showcasing a lot of cleavage…
This is a role-playing game in which players assume the role of a warrior named Lightning as she attempts to save human souls while battling the forces of Chaos. Players perform quests while exploring a fantastical world and interacting with various characters; combat sequences occur frequently and are presented in real-time format. Players use swords, axes, guns, and magical attacks (e.g., thunder/lightning, fireballs, energy blasts) to battle demons, dragons, elaborate robots, and other human-like characters. Battles are highlighted by sword slashing sound effects, explosions, and occasional slow-motion effects. Cutscenes occasionally depict characters being impaled by swords, and/or dissolving into particles. One element of the story concerns a cult-like group suspected of murdering several young girls who resemble Lightning. Corpses are depicted in a handful of scenes, some lying in pools of blood with notes pinned to their bodies. Female characters are occasionally depicted wearing revealing outfits (e.g., tops that show moderate amounts of cleavage), and one cutscene scene features camera angles that linger on a female character’s chest and buttocks as she discusses a performance with a male director. Lightning occasionally encounters drunken characters that are depicted waving mugs around, slurring their speech, and stumbling. One drunken man sends Lightning on a quest for high end booze before agreeing to a request. Lightning is also able to purchase beer and tequila at bars and consume the items to replenish health. The words “a*s,” and “bastard” appear in the dialogue.