Conception II: Children of the Seven Stars recently had its main heroines involved in the game unveiled by Atlus, with the upcoming release for the US in the spring on the Nintendo 3DS and PlayStation Vita. Just a few days later, the ESRB has now officially given the game a Mature rating with the following listed as the reason for said rating.
This is a role-playing game in which players assume the role of a young student trying to rid the world of monsters. While exploring dungeons, players engage in turn-based battles with a variety of human and fantastical enemies (e.g., ogres, demons). Human characters occasionally use guns to shoot the player’s characters; other fighters use hammers, swords, or blasts of energy to deplete opponents’ health meters. A handful of scenes depict a character covered in blood across the chest and upper arm. The game includes some suggestive dialogue (e.g., “You have giant boobs!” “I think your breasts are very lovely . . . Um, well…Their shape is…I think boys would like them.”). During the course of the game, players are able to engage in a Classmating system, in which two characters interact to create a Star Child; these brief sequences do not depict sexual acts, though the female characters shown are often partially nude and placed in suggestive poses (e.g., on their hands and knees). Female characters are also depicted with jiggling breasts, and camera angles often zoom-in on cleavage and buttocks. The words “sh*t” and ‘a*shole’ appear in the dialogue.
This rating is only for the Nintendo 3DS version of Conception II: Children of the Seven Stars, though it is assumed that the PlayStation Vita version will get the same.