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Final Fantasy XV Royal Edition Rated by ESRB for PS4, Xbox One

We’ve learned Square Enix might be preparing a new version for Final Fantasy XV on consoles.

The news comes via a new Entertainment Software Rating Board classification for what is Final Fantasy XV Royal Edition, on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

If my years of reporting on video game news are any indication, this is probably something along the lines of a “Complete Edition” of the game, meaning it will include all of its post-launch downloadable content released until now.

Here’s the full description of the rating:

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.

In related news, Square Enix is planning at least three new “Episode” expansions for Final Fantasy XV, beginning with one focused on the character Ardyn Izunia.

Final Fantasy XV is currently available for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. In case you missed it, you should check out our written and video review for the game here. A PC version for the game is coming sometime early this year.

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Brandon Orselli

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