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ESRB Rates Ratchet & Clank: Into the Nexus for PS3, PS Vita and… Mobile Phones?

October 2, 2013 Written by Jason Dunning

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While we still haven’t received confirmation from Sony that a PlayStation Vita version of Ratchet & Clank: Into the Nexus is happening, the ESRB has officially rated the game, giving it an E10+ for an alcohol reference, comic mischief and fantasy violence.

What’s interesting about their rating is that they gave it for the PS3, PS Vita, and Mobile Phone version of the game. It’s possible that someone at the ESRB hit the wrong button when it comes to this rating, or Sony is planning something a little different for Into the Nexus.

Once we find out any more concrete information about Into the Nexus from Sony (like a release date), we’ll let you know, but here’s the full ESRB description while you wait:

This is an action platformer in which players help a bobcat-like creature (Ratchet) and his robotic sidekick (Clank) stop a comical villain. Players traverse colorful levels and use an assortment of “cartoony” weapons (e.g., oversized laser blasters, rocket launchers, freeze rays) to defeat alien creatures and robots. One weapon (e.g., plasma slayer) allows players to shoot enemies from a first-person view. Battle sequences are fast-paced and frenetic, highlighted by cries of pain and large explosions; though enemies generally disappear amid scattered nuts and bolts. The game includes several tongue-in-cheek remarks and innuendo in the text/dialogue (e.g., “Clock Blockers”; “Glass Ball Buster”; “Up Your Arsenal”; “Hey! Thug! You smell like dung of War Grok”; and “…the economy’s in the sh–”). There is also a brief reference to sake in dialogue.

Do you think Ratchet & Clank: Into the Nexus will come to PS Vita and Mobile Phones, in addition to PS3? Let us know in the comments below.

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