Japanese PS3 Game Pull For Inappropriate Rating

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?

    • 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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