Rune Factory 3 Special secures its ESRB rating
Now how about a release date?
Last we heard about Rune Factory 3 Special, it would be seeing release on Switch in North America and Europe sometime in Spring 2023. It seems that schedule is still locked in, as the game has just received its ESRB rating.
Rune Factory 3 Special has received a ‘T for Teen’ rating due to “fantasy violence, mild suggestive themes, use of alcohol.” Nothing too surprising there, considering this is a revamp of a previously-released title. You can get the full breakdown of the ESRB’s rating below.
“This is a role-playing game in which players assume the role of an amnesiac fighter trying to settle disputes between humans and monsters. Players explore environments (e.g., towns, dungeons, forests), interact with characters, complete missions, (e.g., resource gathering, farming), and battling various monsters (e.g., goblins, mushrooms, giant spiders). Characters use swords, axes, and magic attacks to defeat monsters in melee combat; battles are highlighted by impact sounds, dwindling health bars/hit points, and screen-shaking effects. Some female characters are depicted in swimsuits that reveal moderate amounts of cleavage; the dialogue contains some innuendo (e.g., “Ahem! My eyes are up here“; “I wasn’t ogling you”; “You aren’t…getting up to anything too kinky…”). During the course of the game, players can obtain and give bottles of wine, causing recipients/players’ character to fall asleep after drinking.”