Final Fantasy XV Royal Edition Gets PS4, XBox One Rating

  • Playstation 4
  • Xbox One
  • Action
  • RPG
A player avatar in Comrades, the upcoming multiplayer DLC for Final Fantasy 15.
A player avatar in Comrades, the upcoming multiplayer DLC for Final Fantasy 15. (c) Square Enix

The ESRB has rated a little something called Final Fantasy XV Royal Edition for both PlayStation 4 and Xbox One (It’s rated T for Teen due to “language, mild blood, partial nudity [and] violence,” in case you were wondering).

The description of the rating explains some of the content descriptors further, but the Royal Edition is likely to be a “Complete Edition” that contains both the base Final Fantasy XV game as well as all of the DLC released up until now.

The full description has the following content warnings:

  • “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.”

As far as the content that is likely to appear in the Royal Edition, there’s plenty:

With development on Final Fantasy XV continuing into 2018, it remains to be seen whether or not a “Super-Duper Royal Edition” will launch in 2019 to combine all of 2017 and 2018’s content together with the base game.

Will you pick up a Final Fantasy XV Complete Edition? Or would you rather wait until the 2018 DLC phase is over as well? Feel free to let us know in the comments section below.

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Despite it's flaws, Final Fantasy XV is a milestone achievement: not just for being completed, but for being completed with polish, aplomb and love.
  • Engaging main cast of characters
  • Fun, fast-paced combat
  • A massive, beautiful world to explore
  • The Regalia!
  • Continuous updates have addressed some shortcomings of the initial release
  • Major aspects of the story feel rushed or absent, particularly toward the end of the game
  • Stealth sequences feel out of place
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