The Legend Of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD Gets Rated By The ESRB

The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD has been given a T (Teen) rating by the Entertainment Software Rating Board (ESRB). This may come as to no surprise to Zelda fans, since the original version of the 2006 action-adventure game was also rated T. The rating for the upcoming remaster cites “Animated Blood” and “Fantasy Violence,” among other things; you can read its rating summary in full below. The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD is scheduled to launch on March 4 for Wii U.

ESRB rating summary: This is an action-adventure game in which players assume the role of Link, a young hero who must save a fantasy kingdom by defeating an evil villain. From a third-person perspective, players explore caves/dungeons, solve puzzles, and use swords, arrows, bombs, and magic to defeat enemy creatures (e.g., skeletons, spiders, dragons, plant creatures). Some sequences allow players to use ranged weapons/abilities from a first-person perspective; one section allows players to engage in a one-on-one sword-fight with a boss character. Cutscenes occasionally depict characters impaled by swords or shot with arrows; one boss creature emits small puffs of purple fluid when stabbed.



  1. How is this news? Was T before, will be T again. Aren’t all main Zelda games T? And to the people who want a rated M Zelda, fuck off, you don’t really want that. It’s not Zelda anymore if your cutting off limbs and having blood spatter everywhere.

    1. Not exactly- Twilight Princess is the only mainline Zelda game to get a T rating, but if you count spinoffs, Link’s Crossbow Training and Hyrule Warriors were T as well. Early Zelda games only ever got E ratings, which then moved up to E10+ when rereleased (Ocarina, Majora’s Mask, Wind Waker, etc.).

  2. It’s a new year and still the same ol stuff. Someone types an opinion and some who disagree tell said person to”fuck off.” The maturity of some people on this site is surely lacking. Happy New Year y’all!

      1. Another childish comment. What are you like five years old? Goody two-shoes? Seriously? Ignoring the main point of my comment about civility in communicating. Telling someone to “fuck off” for having a differing opinion is one of the things wrong with the world and clearly you approve. Do some soul searching if you think it’s ok to instantly curse someone out for merely voicing a different view point, or to call someone who calls out ignorant behavior a “goody two-shoes.”

        1. I agree, state your opinion and if you disagree state what you think and/or make a reasonable argument about why you think that way. Don’t just say they’re stupid and cuss them out, that’s dumb.

  3. Jaded Ridley X3 {I'm not whining, you suckers... *cough* ..poor souls! I've just been driven insane by Nintendo failing me one too many times this gen!} says:

    An M-rated Zelda game would actually be interesting. It sure would break away from the same old, same old of Zelda games, though. If done right, I could get behind an M rated Zelda game. Besides, Nintendo would just censor it to hell & back when it leaves Japan, anyway, so we’d still get a T-rated game. lol

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