ESRB Gives Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot A Teen Rating

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The ESRB have announced that Bandai Namco’s upcoming game Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot has received a T for Teen rating. This is due to Mild Language, Suggestive Themes and Violence.

The company also noted in their summary that the game included suggested material such as the depiction of adult magazines, used the word ass, and even has a character (we’re assuming Master Roshi) reading an adult magazine.

You can view the ESRB’s summary down below:

  • This is an action-adventure game in which players relive the story of Goku and his friends through the events and story arcs of the Dragon Ball Z franchise. From a third-person perspective, players interact with characters, complete side quests, and engage in story missions consisting mostly of fighting enemies in one-on-one combat. Players use punches, kicks, and perform energy blasts/beams to defeat opponents in frenetic combat. Battles are highlighted by impact sounds, light effects, and cries of pain. Cutscenes depict additional acts of violence: human hunters shooting a character in the stomach; a character’s arm getting severed (no blood depicted); a young character destroyed in a fiery blast; characters impaled by lasers blasts.
  • The game contains some suggestive material: a menu screen depicting adult magazines (women with deep cleavage, no nudity); suggestive descriptions of items and characters (e.g., “A risqué magazine, stored away in a random capsule by Dr. Briefs”; “…he is…quite the pervert, oftimes getting himself into trouble with women”; “…expelled for stealing his teacher’s underwear…he originally used his power to kidnap young women he liked.”); in one sequence, a character is seen reading an adult magazine (no nudity).
  • The words “bastard” and “a*s” are heard in the game.