The American classification body ESRB has given its verdict on Star Wars Jedi Survivor. Towards a more brutal and bloody game or quite the opposite?
Star Wars Jedi Survivor is set to be richer and even more epic than its predecessor. But will we have the right to bloody summary executions?
Star Wars Jedi Survivor, a game “for teenagers”
Before a game can be released, it must pass the approval of the various classification bodies. Their role is to identify the content to warn buyers by imposing pictograms (e.g. presence of drugs, in-game purchases, fear, etc.) on the boxes and a symbol to notify of the minimum age required to player.
Among these various entities, we haveESRB (Entertainment Software Rating Board) which has just been scrutinized Star Wars Jedi Survivor. If you were hoping to be able to shed blood during fights, you are going to be disappointed. As Star Wars Jedi Fallen Order, this sequel has been rated “T” (Teen Adolescents) and is suitable for ages 13 and up.
We will still be able to slice creatures and robots or see characters being impaled, but it will not be Doom or God of War Ragnarok. Some will put it down to the saber which instantly cauterizes wounds, others will say that it is rather a decision that reflects Disney’s policy on this subject.
It is an action-adventure game in which players take on the role of an outlaw Jedi on the run from the Galactic Empire. In a third-person view, players explore alien planets using Jedi powers to navigate levels and fight enemies in melee combat. Players use a lightsaber to slice and shatter alien creatures, droids, and human opponents. The fighting is frantic, with cries of pain, noises of impact and large explosions. Some sequences show characters being impaled through the chest. The words ” ass » and “Bastard” are heard in the game.
A very expensive… and incomplete collector’s item
Star Wars Jedi Survivor will be available on March 17, 2023 on PS5, Xbox Series X|S and PC. A purely current-gen exclusivity therefore. At its launch, players will be able to go for a standard version or the very expensive collector’s edition, and in kit form moreover.