We already knew that TSUKIHIME: A Piece of Blue Glass Moon was seeing Switch release in the West in 2024, but today brings us new details thanks to an ESRB rating.

Aniplex of America’s TSUKIHIME: A Piece of Blue Glass Moon is a reimagining of TYPE-MOON’s classic visual novel Tsukihime, which is set to feature upgraded graphics, full voiceover and a rewritten narrative from original creator Kinoko Nasu. Thanks to the official ESRB rating, we now know more about the story, as well as just how graphic the game gets.

This is a visual novel in which players follow the story of a high-school student who encounters vampires and ghouls in Japan. As players progress through the narrative, they view stylized story sequences (mostly still images), some depicting violence and blood: blood splatter; pools of blood; characters killed off camera; a character’s hand repeatedly stabbed. The text includes descriptive details of violent acts (e.g., “I stab, I cut, I slice, I carve. Severing piece after piece until nothing is left…”; “After listening to the weakling beg for its life, she begins her meticulous work…Once the other arm is gone too, she swaps her tools and sets work on its inside.”). Some sequences depict severed limbs and dismembered body parts in large pools of blood. A female vampire is depicted partially nude, with exposed pelvic area (no genitalia), and her arm covering her breasts. The words “f*k” and “sht” are heard in the game.

[ESRB rating description]

Not surprisingly, the ESRB has given TSUKIHIME: A Piece of Blue Glass Moon an M for Mature rating, complete with the following descriptors:

  • Blood and Gore
  • Intense Violence
  • Strong Language
  • Suggestive Themes

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