The Entertainment Software Rating Board has release their comprehensive rating summary for the upcoming PC exclusive title, Star Wars: The Old Republic. The massively multiplayer online role-playing game got tagged with a T (for Teen) rating due to content relating to blood, gore, mild language, sexual themes and violence. Furthermore, the organization warned that online user-generated content will be unrated. You can check out the latest screens from Star Wars: The Old Republic in the slideshow to the left of this article and the full rating summary from the ESRB below:
In this massively multiplayer online (MMO) role-playing game, based on the Star Wars universe, players engage in a fictional conflict between the Galactic Republic and the Sith Empire. Players can choose from classic Star Wars roles (e.g., Jedi Knight, Bounty Hunter, Trooper) and complete quests to determine their path down the light or dark side of the Force. Players use light sabers, laser blasters, and telekinetic powers to battle a variety of human-like enemies and fantastical creatures (e.g., aliens, cyborgs); battles frequently depict characters getting shot with lasers, slashed with light sabers, or shocked with lightning bolts. During the course of the game, players are presented with interactive cutscenes in which their choices play a vital role in the outcome of their story (e.g., using electrical attacks on restrained characters to collect information; killing someone instead of letting him go). Some sequences depict brief instances of blood and gore: to complete one quest, players must dip a skull in a pool of blood; in another mission, players deliver a severed head to a specific location and place it on a pike. Players can freely explore many areas in the game, including clubs that depict scantily clad female dancers with exposed cleavage; some sequences include dialogue with sexual innuendo (e.g., “An hour. I think I’m insulted. We’ll need the whole night,” “I’ll be sure to make conjugal visits,” and “Come, dear, let’s forgo the nuptials and proceed to the honeymoon.”). The words “damn” and “hell” can be heard in dialogue throughout the game.
Includes online features that may expose players to unrated user-generated content (Windows PC)
Star Wars: The Old Republic is being developed by Bioware and will be published by Electronic Arts. The massively multiplayer online role-playing title is slated to launch for the PC in North America later this year.