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Code Name: S.T.E.A.M Receives ESRB Rating

by Becky Hollada - June 30, 2014, 10:10 pm EDT
Total comments: 3 Source: ESRB.org

E for Exciting!

Although it's not set to release until 2015, ESRB has already given Nintendo and Intelligent Systems' new Codename: S.T.E.A.M a "T" (Teen) rating.

ESRB cites Blood, Fantasy Violence, and Mild Suggestive Themes as reasons, as well as noting that online gameplay "may expose players to unrated user-generated content." Here is a short, full rating summary for the game as it stands in its current stage of development:

"This is a role-playing game in which players battle aliens in an alternate version of Victorian England. Players command groups of characters through turn-based skirmishes and use steam-powered weapons (e.g., rifles, hammers, grenade launchers) to kill alien creatures. Combat is highlighted by explosions, cries of pain, and brief bursts of red blood. Some levels allow players to shoot from turrets or tanks in more frenetic combat. Female figures are occasionally depicted in revealing outfits (e.g., low-cut tops); one figure is depicted on a “victory” screen each time the player wins a skirmish."


azekeJuly 01, 2014


Combat is highlighted by explosions, cries of pain, and brief bursts of red blood.

Hell yeah!

broodwarsJuly 01, 2014

If the ESRB's already rating it, we have to assume this game's releasing around January/February, right? This just seems extraordinarily early for the game to already be rated.

Leo13July 01, 2014

Yes I'm with Broodwars it's coming sooner than I had previously guessed. In order to have a rating the translation and localization has got to be completed. They're probably just tweaking and balancing the characters and levels as this is a strategy game. I wonder if they'll move it up and make it a holiday release. It would be nice for them to have at least 1 great 3DS game. As it sits the only 3DS game I plan on buying this year is Theatrhythm Curtain call. This might make 2.

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