Atlus USA has announced that the ESRB has given their soon to be released title, Shin Megami Tensei: Nocturne a Mature rating. The four descriptors of the title are Blood, Intense Violence, Language, and Sexual Themes. A Mature rating means that customers must be at least the age of 17 or be accompanied by an adult to purchase this title.
"RPGs have finally grown up with the release of Shin Megami Tensei: Nocturne," said Gail Salamanca, Atlus’ Marketing Manager. "We’ve taken great care to keep the localization as true to the creators’ original vision with its dark and often controversial themes, as doing anything else would be a disservice to the gaming public. The developer’s have crafted a game that raises the bar on mature storytelling and have combined it with a deep combat system and an overwhelming amount of character customization options never before seen in any RPG. SMT: Nocturne is definitely not for people with delicate sensibilities, but for those brave enough to play it, you’ll be in for a gaming experience unlike any other."
Shin Megami Tensei: Nocturne is scheduled for North American release on September 28 at an MSRP of $49.99. As a bonus, the game will come packaged with a Limited Edition Soundtrack that contains over 30 tracks from the in-game music.