The ESRB has posted its rating for the upcoming FINAL FANTASY XIII-2 release in North America.

As typical with most FINAL FANTASY games, it’s been rated T for Teen due to Drug Reference, Mild Language, Mild Suggestive Themes, Simulated Gambling, and Violence.

You can read the full summary, which might contain spoilers, below:

In this fantasy role-playing game, players assume the role of heroes who must resolve time paradoxes and defeat an evil villain. Players use swords, guns, and magical attacks (e.g., fireballs, energy blasts) to battle demons, dragons, and human-like characters. Combat is executed through a modified turn-based system: players select various commands from a menu; certain attacks are completed by pressing button sequences that correspond with on-screen prompts. Battle sequences are highlighted by sword slashes, colorful explosions, and slow-motion effects. Cutscenes also depict acts of violence: combatants exchanging gunfire; a character getting impaled by a sword. During the course of the game, a handful of female characters wear revealing outfits (e.g., low-cut at the pelvis, moderate amounts of cleavage). The game also contains a casino where players can wager in-game currency on slot machines. There is a brief reference to a drug called ‘stem’ in a questionnaire (e.g., “[T]he new recreational drug of choice among the young and quickly becoming a social issue,” ‘crystal dust’). The words “a*s” and “bastard” can be heard in the dialogue.

FINAL FANTASY XIII-2 is set to release in North America on January 31, 2012.

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