ESRB Rating Spotted for Final Fantasy XV Royal Edition

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A rating for a new version of Final Fantasy XV that's being called the Royal Edition now has an official rating from the Entertainment Software Rating Board (ESRB).

What's going to be included in the Royal Edition of Final Fantasy XV remains to be seen since there hasn't been any official announcement for the new edition. With all of the DLC that's been released for the game so far that includes separate episodes for each member of Noctis' immediate party as well as the multiplayer expansion that allows players to create their own FF character, it's probably safe to say that some, if not most, of that will be included.

Below is the ESRB description for Final Fantasy XV Royal Edition that unfortunately doesn't offer too much insight into what to expect:

"This is an action role-playing game (RPG) in which players control a prince and his friends as they attempt to save their kingdom from evil forces. From a third-person perspective, players move around battlefields and city environments, perform various quests, and battle an assortment of human and fantastical enemies (e.g., demons, titans). Characters use swords, guns (e.g., pistols, machine guns, rocket launchers, sniper rifles), and magic attacks (e.g., exploding fireballs, blasts of ice) to defeat soldiers, monsters, and oversized animals in frenetic combat. Fights are highlighted by cries of pain, dramatic light effects, explosions, and realistic gunfire. A handful of cutscenes depict characters impaled on swords; one cutscene involves a woman being stabbed off-screen; another scene depicts a character with a bloodstained wound. During the course of the game, some female characters are depicted topless, with breasts that lack discernible details (i.e., no nipples). The word "sh*t" appears in the dialogue."

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The rating for the game is currently listed by the ESRB under the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One category, the two systems that the game is available for now, but Final Fantasy XV is also scheduled to release on the PC early this year.