Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue has been rated by the Entertainment Software Rating Board this evening.
This is a compilation of action role-playing games in which players assume the roles of young warriors traveling through fantastical worlds to stop the spread of darkness. Players use giant key-shaped swords and magic attacks to defeat Dream Eaters, classic Disney villains, and other creatures (e.g., dragons, imps, slimes) in melee-style combat. Battles are accompanied by light effects, cries of pain, and impact sounds; enemies disappear into colorful orbs and particles when defeated. A handful of sequences allow players to throw projectiles at other characters from a first-person perspective. Some cutscenes depict human characters struck and/or wounded by magical swords and explosions. The word “hell” appears in the dialogue.
The game was also rated E10+ for Fantasy Violence, Mild Language.
For comparison, this was the description given to Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop Distance on May 5th 2012 (E10+ for Fantasy Violence):
This is an action role-playing game in which players control Sora and Riku, two characters who travel through dreams to stop an evil villain. Players use magic spells and a large key-shaped sword to defeat animal- or spirit-like creatures and classic Disney villains (e.g., Monstro the whale, Ursula the sea witch); some attacks result in colorful explosions and shockwaves that dispatch multiple enemies at once. Comical yelps can be heard throughout, and damage is indicated by depleting health meters. Some cutscenes depict other perilous situations (e.g., a woman getting rescued from being burned at the stake; a man getting struck in the chest with a sword).
Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue releases on January 24th 2017 for Playstation 4. Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 + 2.5 ReMIX will release on Playstation 4 shortly after, on March 28th in North America and March 31st 2017 in Europe.