Nintendo's much anticipated Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild has been rated E10+ by the Entertainment Software Rating Board (ESRB). Although several other installments in the beloved series have received the same age rating, or above, this marks the first time a Zelda title's rating has referenced "Use of Alcohol".
According to the listing, players will encounter a shop owner in Breath of the Wild that tells Link she only serves "drinks that are definitely for adults". The game will also include a drunk NPC that occasionally hiccups.
Regarding the suggestive themes, the ESRB notes that the game features "fairies with moderate cleavage and/or exaggerated-size breasts" and dialogue such as "I get to see a young hunk draw a bow again" and "If I have to have something pounce on me, why couldn't it be a lady?"
Set in a stunning, massive open world, Breath of the Wild is a significant departure from recent entries in the 30-year-old series that promises to "re-think the conventions of Zelda". The ambitious RPG will include many classic elements, while adding new survival features, a greater depth of options in combat and much more.
"As players explore the open-world environment, they can forage for materials, explore shrines, and engage in melee-style combat against fantastical creatures (eg, goblins, skeletons, centaurs)," the rating summary reads. "Players use swords, axes, clubs, and bows to defeat enemies that generally disappear amid puffs of smoke. One brief sequence depicts a battlefield strewn with the bodies of enemy creatures; in the background, a few bodies appear to be impaled by spears."
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is set to release on 3 March for Nintendo Switch and Wii U.