ESRB Rates Sonic Generations 3DS, Boss Hint and Online User-Generated Content?

The ESRB has rated the Nintendo 3DS version of Sonic Generations and has given a possible hint as to what one of the game’s currently unknown bosses may be. When referring to bosses in its rating description, the US ratings board gives an example that sounds like the Death Egg Zone boss from Mega Drive title Sonic the Hedgehog 2, a boss that is also present in the PS3 and Xbox 360 versions. This could also be the already revealed Big Arm boss from Sonic the Hedgehog 3‘s Launch Base Zone, though. The game description also hints at user-generated content among the game’s online features

You can read the full rating description below.

Sonic Generations

Platform: Nintendo 3DS

Rating: Everyone

Content descriptors: Mild Cartoon Violence

Rating summary: This is an action-adventure game in which players assume the role of Sonic the Hedgehog as he attempts to stop a mysterious force from altering his universe’s timeline. As players zoom across fantastical landscapes, they collect gold rings and power-ups while using spin attacks to knock over enemies (e.g., insect and animal-like robots); enemies disappear amid smoke puffs, and Sonic blinks and loses rings when hit. A handful of boss-battles depict close-up spin attacks and brief explosions (e.g., defeating a giant robot by crashing into its torso).

Online Notice: Includes online features that may expose players to unrated user-generated content (Nintendo 3DS)

Source: ESRB

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Sonic & SEGA All Stars Racing Ratings Line-up. ‘Mild Suggestive Themes’

Sonic & SEGA All Stars Racing has now been rated by 4 of the world’s ratings boards where the game will be released. Most surprising is the U.S. ratings board ESRB’s statement that the game contains Mild Suggestive Themes.

Nothing revealed in the game so far would warrant such a rating so it’s quite curious as to what Sumo Digital haven’t revealed in the game yet. Fans are speculating Ulala’s appearance in the game, past games in which the character as appeared have always contained been labelled with the Mild Suggestive Themes statement by the ESRB.

The full ratings line-up is as follows –

PEGI 7

PEGI 7

ESRB E

ESRB E
Comic Violence
Cartoon Mischief
Mild Suggestive Themes

USK 6

USK 6

OFLC G General. Experience may change online.

OFLC G

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