# Anticipation Builds for Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth with ESRB Rating Reveal
Spoiler Warning: The following article contains spoilers for the original 1997 Final Fantasy 7 and potential spoilers for the upcoming Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth.
## Unveiling the Rating Details
The Entertainment Software Rating Board (ESRB) has officially classified the eagerly awaited Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth, bringing to light some eye-catching details that include mentions of cleavage and blood, as well as hints that could suggest the destiny of a pivotal character, Aerith.
According to a report by MP1st, the ESRB has designated the sequel to Final Fantasy 7 Remake with a T for Teen rating. The game is set to make its grand entrance into the gaming world on February 29, 2024, and it promises to pack a punch with its content.
The ESRB’s narrative describes an action role-playing game where players will follow Cloud Strife— a mercenary on an epic mission to rescue the planet from malign forces. Gamers can look forward to exploring enchanting landscapes, taking on quests, and engaging in intense melee combat against a variety of adversaries, including monsters and soldiers. The combat experience is heightened with striking sound effects, pained vocalizations, and visual explosions.
## Content That May Surprise Fans
The excitement for Final Fantasy 7 fans may come with a mix of apprehension as the ESRB description hints at scenes displaying characters being impaled or slashed by swords, some of which are shown in dramatic slow motion. Reference to bloodshed, such as splashes and pools of blood, an assassin’s spinning sword, and characters being shot, echoes the iconic moment from the original game where Aerith meets her end by Sephiroth’s blade. These mentions have led fans to speculate if the scene will be carried out as it was back in 1997, without alterations.
Since the new trilogy of Final Fantasy 7 titles is known to alter some significant events from the original storyline, fans are left wondering if Aerith’s fate could be rewritten, adding to the anticipation of the game’s release.
## Potential for Narrative Shifts
The ESRB rating also points out the presence of female characters dressed in revealing attire and engaging in flirtatious banter, with lines such as “Admit it. It’s obvious you’re captivated by my beach body,” though it remains a mystery which character delivers this dialogue.
Along with suggestive dialogues and attire, the game also touches on mature topics such as alcohol consumption where Cloud can partake in a moonshine variant at a bar, and some sequences depict inebriated characters. Not to mention, there’s the use of coarse language throughout the game.
## The Countdown to February 29
As the release date for Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth draws closer, the collection of details surfacing fuels the fire of fan theories and excitement. Square Enix has added to the fervor by confirming a fresh storyline with a focus on Zack, and possibly integrating elements of Sephiroth’s narrative from the mobile title, Final Fantasy 7 Ever Crisis.
The anticipation for Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth is a testament to the enduring legacy of the original game. As fresh details emerge, the gaming community remains on the edge of their seats, eagerly awaiting the chance to step back into this beloved world, perhaps with a few twists no one saw coming.