Japanese PS3 Game Pulled for Inappropriate Rating

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Atelier Meruru: The Alchemist of Arland 3 is a role-playing game. It's supposed to be rated CERO A, which is the equivalent of the ESRB E. It was supposed to.

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According to the Japanese rating board, the CERO A is not suitable for the title, and thus, it will be pulled.

The game went on sale on June 23 in Japan.

According to an official release, CERO stated it discovered the game was not properly reviewed and rated, and it will re-examine the title once again and release the title with a new rating. CERO did not specify exactly what the objectionable content was.

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While Japan waits for Atelier Meruru: The Alchemist of Arland 3, the second game in the Atelier trilogy, Atelier Totori: The Adventurer of Arland, makes its way to North America for a localized release this September. It is rated T for Teen.

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平成23年6月23日に発売された [CERO]


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Not surprised. It has a girl in it who can have relationships with other characters. Including homosexual ones. So... if Rotona is a child in this one, it is against "American values" of a good old straight household... akin to '60s. I remember the last one they bumped her from 14 to 17. The whole point is she is some sort of time travler (I dunno the story... but lemme explain). Cause the latest game she is supposed to be 30, but somehow gets sent back in time to become an 8 year old.... but with the mind of a 30 year old. Pseudo-legal. For the fans.

She gets older from every game.... but with the US changing the age it kind of ruins it.

It is silly, but you know America.

I might be off completely with this and got mixed up games, but, shrug.