Utawarerumono: Mask of Deception Rated for PS Vita By the ESRB

Released in Japan as Utawarerumono: Itsuwari no Kamen, the ESRB rated Utawarerumono: Mask of Deception for PlayStation Vita today, with SEGA listed as the publisher. Although PS Vita is the only platform listed by the ESRB, Utawarerumono launched in Japan for PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, and Vita.

A strategy-RPG, Utawarerumono: Mask of Deception is rated Mature for blood, partial nudity, sexual themes, strong language, and violence. You can get a better idea of why it’s rated Mature in the ESRB’s summary:

This is a strategy role-playing game in which players help an amnesiac hero regain his lost memories. From a 3/4-overhead perspective, players explore the environment, interact with characters, and engage in turn-based battles against enemy soldiers. Players use swords, staffs, and magic spells to attack enemies; damage is indicated by flashes of light and hit-point numbers. A handful of sequences depict large bloodstains on the ground and splashes of blood as a character slashes through an army of enemy soldiers; large blood stains may also appear on the players’ screen. The game contains references to sexual material in the dialogue (e.g., “We would like you to describe Master’s habits. His sexual likes and dislikes. . .The average number of times Master is able to perform on a nightly basis. Also his favored positions” and “It’d be a shame if those great t*ts of yours never get the lovin’ they deserve.”). Some sequences and gallery images depict characters partially nude with obscured breasts and buttocks; one prolonged sequence involves a character losing her underwear/bottom and exposing her groin – though no genitalia is depicted. The words “f**k” and “sh*t” appear in dialogue.

SEGA has yet to announce a Western release for Utawarerumono: Mask of Deception.

[Source: ESRB]