ESRB Rates PS Vita Game Gravity Rush

December 5, 2011 Written by Sebastian Moss

Gravity Rush, the crazy Japanese PlayStation Vita title that lets you control gravity, has been rated by the ESRB, revealing new details about the game.

The Entertainment Software Rating Board rates the game as Teen, and gives a brief description:

This is an action-adventure game in which players assume the role of a woman on a quest to uncover the secrets of her past. As players manipulate gravity to traverse through fantastical environments, they engage in hand-to-hand combat with blob-like creatures (i.e., Nevi) that break apart and disappear when defeated. Players can also throw various projectiles (e.g., boxes, furniture, crystals) at nearby enemies; battles are highlighted by cries of pain and colorful light effects. Some cutscenes contain other instances of violence: a character beating up armed thugs; a girl getting “eaten” (i.e., absorbed) by a large Nevi. During the course of the game, some female characters wear revealing outfits, and one still-frame cutscene depicts a woman covering her breasts after dropping a towel. Some sequences depict up-skirt camera angles as players’ character flies through the air. The game also includes a protracted interaction with a drunken character (e.g., “Wow he smells like he crawled out of the bottle” and “Ahh, the flower of the nightclub! *Hic*”).

Gravity Rush is a confirmed launch title for Japan and Europe, and will likely also be a launch title in the US.