ESRB Ratings: NBA 2K13 On Wii U, Jet Set Radio Rated Teen, Pid, Just Dance: Disney Party
The latest round of the ESRB Ratings has given NBA 2K13 on the Xbox 360, PS3, Wii, and PC a rating, along with a teen rating for the upcoming Jet Set Radio.
Just Dance: Disney Party (Xbox 360, Wii) – E (Mild Lyrics)
Summary: This is a rhythm-and-dance simulation game in which players perform choreographed routines to songs from classic Disney movies and Disney Channel TV shows. Players must accurately move their bodies in time with the music and floating indicators to follow the movements of on-screen characters. One song mentions wine in the lyrics (e.g., “Wine’s been poured and thank the Lord”).
Jet Set Radio (PS3, PS Vita, PC, Xbox 360) – T (Lyrics, Mild Violence)
Summary: This is an action-adventure game in which players earn points by painting graffiti on city walls and performing tricks with inline skates. As players skate around urban environments, their character can be hit by nearby cars/buses and attacked by police officers, rival gang members, or enemies that fire guns; damage is indicated by red flashes and depleting health meters.”
NBA 2K13 (PS3, PC, Xbox 360, Wii U) – E
Summary: This is a basketball simulation game in which players can select teams from real NBA rosters, customize players, compete in tournaments, and play through regular seasons. Players can also manage individual franchises and control the careers of real-world athletes.
Pid (PS3, PC, Xbox 360) – E10+
Summary: This is an action platformer in which players assume the role of a young boy stranded on a remote robot planet. As players traverse through side-scrolling levels, they must avoid hazards (e.g., spike traps, rocket launchers) and use “cartoony” bombs to defeat robot enemies that disappear amid scattered debris/puffs of smoke. Boss fights can be more frenetic, and are accompanied by colorful explosions/laser fire/groaning sounds as enemies’ health meters are depleted. Some violent references in dialogue contribute to the tone of the game (e.g., “[He changed me, made me hurt people,” “Give me all your belongings blue boy!” and “[H]ey kid, looking to purchase some heat?”).
Kinect Sesame Street TV (Xbox 360) – EC
Summary: This is an educational activity game in which players interact with full episodes of Sesame Street. Players use their own body movements to complete various motion-based activities: tossing a ball in between two haystacks; snapping pictures of on-screen characters; and catching/counting coconuts.