'Theatrhythm Final Fantasy Curtain Call' Suggestive Cheat Codes Spoiled By ESRB Rating [VIDEO]

By Luke Caulfield , Updated May 20, 2014 10:41 AM EDT
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Take a good look at that picture above. Adorable, isn't it? Well, appearances can be deceiving, because the ESRB has curiously slapped the cutesy Theatrhythm: Final Fantasy Curtain Call with a "Teen" rating for the game's surprising content, including some suggestive passwords, and the always classic "sex and violence."

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A quick visit to the ESRB's rating synopsis on the game reveals the nitty gritty on what earned the sequel such a step up over its predecessor's "E for Everyone" rating. Here are the highlights, but fair warning, spoilers lie ahead:

* "Players use pistols, swords, and arrows to attack enemies; battles are accompanied by impact sounds and light effects." So far, so good, not to mention par for the course for a series featuring enormous gun/sword combinations and other absurd (but admittedly cool) weaponry.

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* "Video clips from Final Fantasy games sometimes depict instances of violence: a figure impaled by a lance; characters shot with arrows and gun-like weapons; blood on the ground and/or characters' faces and clothing." Again, par for the course, although a bit odd considering the almost childish art style.

* "During the course of the game, some female characters wear outfits that reveal moderate amounts of cleavage. In-game passwords can include suggestive phrases (e.g., “Loves chasing tail,” “Panty shot,” and “Harem party”). The word “a*s” appears in the dialogue."

Interesting. I have an idea as to what such passwords might unlock, but nothing that should be included in a Final Fantasy game. We'll find out what they do when Theatrhythm Final Fantasy: Curtain Call hits the 3DS in North America later this year. Check out the announcement trailer below.

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