Once again, the ESRB has revealed information on an unannounced release, and this time it has spilled the beans on the PSN release of Final Fantasy V. The classic SNES game is now listed on the ESRB site for the PlayStation 3 and PSP platforms, indicating that it will most likely be released as a PSOne Classic sometime after the PlayStation Store finally comes back online. A listing on the ESRB site does not always lead to a release, which Earthbound fans are all too familiar with, but given Square Enix's recent history it would be very strange for this release to suffer such a fate.
The PSN release of Final Fantasy V will be rated T for Teen, the same as its original PS1 release as part of the North American Final Fantasy Anthology, but higher than the E for Everyone rating that Final Fantasy V Advance received. The ESRB describes the game as follows: "This is a role-playing game in which players embark on a quest to prevent an evil being from destroying the world. Players engage in turn-based battles (e.g., selecting attacks/spells from a menu screen) against a variety of enemies (e.g., wizards, dragons, zombies) that disappear when defeated. Some violent sequences occur during cutscenes: a character getting shot by a dart; a ship crashing and exploding. During the course of the game, a handful of female characters are dressed in outfits that reveal some cleavage; one boss character's breasts are covered only by thin strips of cloth."