Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild's ESRB Rating Includes Actual Dialogue, Much Scandal

By Holly Brockwell on at

Those eagle-eyed folks at NintendoLife spotted that the Entertainment Software Rating Board (ESRB) synopsis for the much-anticipated Nintendo Switch title Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild has gone live, and it includes some juicy details on the game and the dialogue.

As well as 'fantasy violence' and 'mild suggestive themes' (ooh), we can expect to see a bit of drinking in the game, including "a drunken character that occasionally hiccups." Scandalous.

We'll be fighting goblins, skeletons and centaurs with swords, axes, clubs and bows - no surprises there - and there's a Battle of the Bastards-esque scene that "depicts a battlefield strewn with the bodies of enemy creatures; in the background, a few bodies appear to be impaled by spears." Nice.

The ever-horny graphics department's been at it again, too: the rating makes specific mention of "fairies with moderate cleavage and/or exaggerated-size breasts," plus there's some sparkling dialogue along the lines of "If I have to have something pounce on me, why couldn't it be a lady?" and "I get to see a young hunk draw a bow again?"

Despite all this scandal, the game has been rated E for 'everyone'. You can see the full text of the synopsis over at the ESRB. [NintendoLife]