The ESRB has now rated Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age and the game’s listing gives you more details on what will be included in the Western release for the game when it comes out later this year.
Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age has been rated T for teen. The content descriptors say the game includes “Crude Humor, Fantasy Violence, Mild Blood, Simulated Gambling, Suggestive Themes, Use of Alcohol”.
The rating summary says: “This is a role-playing game in which players assume the role of a hero who must defeat an evil force in the land of Erdrea. From a third-person perspective, players explore towns, complete quests, and battle fantastical creatures to advance the storyline. Combat is turn-based, with players selecting attack moves/skills/items from a menu; on-screen characters perform short animations for each action, using swords, crossbows, and magic spells to defeat enemies (e.g., slimes, dragons, robots, demons). Cutscenes sometimes depict characters getting impaled; a handful of scenes depict dead soldiers on the ground. One enemy is called “Bloody Hand,” and is represented by a disembodied hand dripping with red, slime-like blood. The game contains some suggestive material: female characters wearing low-cut tops or bunny outfits; male characters caught with “girlie magazines” (e.g., Ogler’s Digest); innuendo in the dialogue (e.g., “Wild thou sample the sensual puff-puff for a mere 20 gold coins?”; “Art thou not alive with pleasure?”; “Does that feel good? You’ll tell me if it hurts, won’t you?”). During the course of the game, characters can enter a casino and bet tokens on games such as slot machines, roulette, and poker. Some characters are depicted drunk (e.g., slurring their speech, hiccupping) in pubs and/or party environments. Players have the ability to acquire horse manure as in inventory item; one cutscene depicts a character placing a lump of feces in a creature’s hand.”
Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age will be released worldwide on September 4th, 2018 for the PS4, PC, Nintendo Switch and Nintendo 3DS.