Demon Souls Gets Another ESRB Rating

Last year we announced that Demon Souls, the most influential title of the hardcore RPG genre was having its PS3 servers shut down. February 28th came, which concluded the online capabilities. That being said, there has been a massive emergence of the ‘remaster’ market in current gen gaming, which begs the question – was the shutdown of servers completed to make space for an HD version of Demon Souls? Coincidentally, a new ESRB rating of the game has gone live on the rating board’s website today.

Strangely enough, the ESRB rating is for the PS3 version of the game which already has a rating – I wonder why the ESRB released a new rating?

Here’s the full ESRB rating:

This is a role-playing game (RPG) in which players attempt to save the medieval kingdom of Boletaria from demons. Players manage a number of stats (e.g., strength, endurance, intelligence) and inventory items while battling humans, animals, and supernatural enemies. Players use melee weapons (swords and axes), bows for ranged attacks, and magical spells to kill an assortment of enemies (e.g., human soldiers, dogs and rats, giant insects, demons). Attacks usually result in large clouds of dark red blood; blood appears splattered on walls, floors, and around corpses in several environments. During one boss battle, blood continually spurts out of the wound of a demon’s stomach and covers a large portion of the floor.

[Source: ESRB]