Grandia III, Marvel: Ultimate Alliance Rated for PS4 by the ESRB, PEGI (Update)

July 19, 2016 Written by Jason Dunning

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Update 2 (July21):

The ESRB’s rating for Grandia III has been changed from PS4 to PS3, suggesting it isn’t coming to PS4 after all.

Update (July 20):

Grandia III has been released as a PS2 Classic for PlayStation 3 in North America, and is available for $9.99.

When asked on the PlayStation Blog about the listing (which was removed from their post), PlayStation’s Justin Massongill said, “Seems its inclusion in today’s post was a bit premature, but keep an eye out for it soon.”

It remains to be seen if Grandia III is also coming to PS4.

Original Story:

With the latest round of ESRB ratings today, it’s been revealed that PlayStation 2 RPG Grandia III is likely making its way to PlayStation 4.

Since the timing from rating to release varies by title, Grandia III could arrive next week as the newest PS2 game on PS4, or it might not be out for a few months. When Sony gives an official date for Grandia III on PS4, we’ll let you know.

Published by Square Enix, here’s the description for Grandia III:

Heroes come together as their world is torn apart.

  • Unleash the ultimate action battle system with devastating attacks and magic
  • Explore a massive, dangerous world- on the ground and in the skies
  • Team up with your allies to execute stunning Aerial Combo attacks
  • Experience detailed graphics and CG cinemas which bring the story to life

Looking at some other ratings, PEGI rated Marvel: Ultimate Alliance for PS4 and Marvel: Ultimate Alliance 2 for PS4, Xbox One, and PC today. This just adds even more evidence to the fact that Activision is planning on re-releasing the Ultimate Alliance games for new platforms.

Finally, if you’re wondering why MeiQ: Labyrinth of Death for PlayStation Vita was refused classification in Australia (it’s only Teen in the United States), here’s the ESRB’s rating description:

This is a role-playing game in which players help young mages on a quest to save a planet from eternal night. Players explore labyrinths and engage in turn-based combat against fantasy creatures (e.g., slime, gargoyles, giant squid). Players use mechanized guardians that perform a variety of weapon attacks and magic spells (e.g., magma hands, missile barrages, fire balls) to defeat enemies; battles are accompanied by colorful light effects, impact sounds, and cries of pain. The game includes some suggestive material: female characters wearing outfits that reveal large amounts of cleavage; depictions of jiggling breasts (clothed); suggestive innuendo in text/dialogue (e.g., “So flat, super flat” and “Did I get a little…bigger?” ); a character’s special attack called “breast beam.”

Will you get Grandia III if it comes to PS4?

[Source: PEGI, ESRB (1), (2), PlayStation via PEGI Rating (1), (2), Gematsu]