Only teens should play the next Zelda, according to Nintendo's decision to give the upcoming adventure a T rating. In the latest edition of Game Informer, Nintendo of America's Bill Trinen discusses the need for a higher rating compared to past titles.
Wii website, The Wiire have obtained a copy of the article, in which Nintendo of America's Head of Localization Bill Trinen states:
"With Twilight Princess, the depth of story and its connections to past games means not only does it have twice the text as Wind Waker, but it includes a fair number of legacy terms that originate in past games, so consistency is a big focus there.
We've also been given the opportunity to provide a lot of input on everything from play control to character design, so over time our role has grown from simply localizing the Zelda games to almost being a branch of the development team itself...you may see scenes and situations in the game that wouldn't have fit in a game like Wind Waker."
According to the ERSB who set ratings for video games, T is rated Teen, whereby there could be content that would be unsuitable for those aged below 13.
Titles rated T (Teen) have content that may be suitable for ages 13 and older. Titles in this category may contain violence, suggestive themes, crude humour, minimal blood, simulated gambling, and/or infrequent use of strong language.
Twilight Princess hits retail later this year, alongside the Wii's highly anticipated release.
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