Digimon Survive rated by the ESRB
An ESRB rating has appeared for long-awaited strategy RPG Digimon Survive.
Spotted by Gematsu, the rating lists the game with a Teen rating for Crude Humor, Fantasy Violence, Language, and Mild Blood. Also somewhat interestingly, the ESRB description calls Digimon Survive a 'visual novel, with strategy/role-playing game elements'.
While Digimon Survive is often labeled as a 'tactical RPG', Bandai Namco had previously revealed, back in January 2020, that the game was structured with both Drama and Battle parts, where the game includes sections where you can speak with other characters to gain new information or improve relationships.
Bandai Namco recently confirmed that Digimon Survive was delayed to 2022. We have not heard anything significant about the game otherwise since April 2020, when Bandai Namco finalized the main character roster with the additions of Kaito and Miu Shinonome. The new rating indicates that, despite the radio silence, it seems progress is being made in development, and we might hear something concrete about the game soon.
The ESRB rating can be found below. Digimon Survive is set to release for PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, and PC.
This is a visual novel, with strategy/role-playing game elements, in which players follow Japanese teenagers lost in a world of monsters. As players follow the storyline, they periodically engage in turn-based battles using Digimon (monsters with special powers/abilities). As human and Digimon characters move around grid-like battlefields, players select attack moves/skills from a menu and watch short animations of monsters executing moves. Attacks can include kicking, biting, blasts of energy, and elemental bursts. One cutscene briefly depicts a still image of a bloodstained corpse. Out of a variety of attack moves, Digimon can perform a Poop Toss, which is depicted as a cartoony poo coil thrown at opponents, and is accompanied by squishy sound effects. The words “sh*t,” “b*tch,” and “p*ssed” appear in the dialogue.