ESRB leak: Corpse Party for 3DS gets content rating before official localization announcement0 Comments
The Electronic Software Ratings Board (ESRB) is responsible for assigning age and content ratings to video game content released and published in the United States Canada and Mexico. If a game is going to be distributed in North America, it has to get through the ESRB first. Because of this, their website is a great place to check for news and tips about upcoming, unannounced releases.
Earlier this week, a rating for Corpse Party on the Nintendo 3DS platform appeared on their site. The game has been given a “Mature” rating due to “Blood, Strong Language, Suggestive Themes, Violence.” The game is a cult hit with a large following in Japan. It was originally created using RPG maker in 1996 and later saw releases on PlayStation Portable and iOS, with a sequel on the PlayStation Vita. The game was first released on Nintendo 3DS in Japan last July, and the ESRB posting is the first we’ve heard about a North American release.
As you can see in the ESRB rating summary, Corpse Party is a very chilling and violent game, and definitely not the type of game you'd come to expect on a Nintendo platform. Fans of survival horror who haven’t had a chance to play this classic should definitely keep their eyes peeled for future announcements.
We will follow-up with an official release date once more information becomes available.
Corpse Party, ESRB.org