Digimon Survive ESRB rating rated T Teen Bandai Namco Witchcraft release date 2022

Digimon Survive is definitely going to release eventually, but it’s definitely not coming this year. It was delayed to 2022 in a financial report earlier this year, and then Bandai Namco and developer Witchcraft reiterated the delay to fans this past October. Nonetheless, Digimon Survive has received its ESRB rating — T for Teen — and an ESRB rating usually indicates that a game is in the home stretch of its development. That’s something!

The ESRB rating also offers up a succinct description of gameplay in Digimon Survive and why it has received the T rating. It involves a Poop Toss:

This is a visual novel, with strategy/role-playing game elements, in which players follow Japanese teenagers lost in a world of monsters. As players follow the storyline, they periodically engage in turn-based battles using Digimon (monsters with special powers/abilities). As human and Digimon characters move around grid-like battlefields, players select attack moves/skills from a menu and watch short animations of monsters executing moves. Attacks can include kicking, biting, blasts of energy, and elemental bursts. One cutscene briefly depicts a still image of a bloodstained corpse. Out of a variety of attack moves, Digimon can perform a Poop Toss, which is depicted as a cartoony poo coil thrown at opponents, and is accompanied by squishy sound effects. The words “sh*t,” “b*tch,” and “p*ssed” appear in the dialogue.

Hopefully you can stomach words like “p*ssed” in your video games. Digimon Survive will launch sometime next year on Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.


John Friscia
Head Copy Editor for Enthusiast Gaming, Managing Editor at The Escapist. I'm a writer who loves Super Nintendo and Japanese role-playing games to an impractical degree. I really miss living in South Korea. And I'm developing the game Boss Saga!

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