Japanese PS3 Game Pull For Inappropriate Rating

Atelier Meruru: The Alchemist of Arland 3 is a role-playing game. It's supposed to be rated CERO A, which is the equivalent of the ESRB E. It was supposed to.

According to the Japanese rating board, the CERO A is not suitable for the title, and thus, it will be pulled.

The game went on sale on June 23 in Japan.

According to an official release, CERO stated it will re-examine the title once again and release the title with a new rating.

While Japan waits for Atelier Meruru: The Alchemist of Arland 3, the second game in the Atelier trilogy, Atelier Totori: The Adventurer of Arland, makes its way to North America for a localised release this September. It is rated T for Teen.

Link Chevron 平成23年6月23日に発売された [CERO]


    Come on guys, you post this story but don't give any reason or indication as to why the rating was changed?

      Unfortunately this is an American article, and our license to use their articles does not extend to modifying them.

        If you guys know the reason, but can't modify the US article... then just don't post the US one and write your own :3

        Please get one that allows you to modify them :( they're bringing Oz down with them.

      I've read the source and even the source supplied no reasons as to why the rating has to be changed, apart from the representations of the game being deemed inappropriate for the CERO A rating

    just how much control over kotaku au does gawker have anyway? the us gawker sites are shithouse and their journo's even more so.

    I have to agree. Kotaku US articles aren't nearly as good as the Australian ones. Sometimes they're good, but the quality isn't consistent.

    Ashcraft here is the perfect example. Sometimes his articles are interesting, but half the time they're garbage and not proofread.

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