‘Legend Of Zelda: Breath Of The Wild’ Not Kid-Friendly; Shows Sex, Violence & Crimes


Players will finally get their hands on Nintendo's "The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild" in March. The game is expected to be kid-friendly just like the developer's other titles, but eagle-eyed players recently found that it will showcase sexual, violent and criminal content.

User Gaijinhunter tweeted photos (also shared on a NeoGAF forum) of a copy of the game with a Japanese rating. Closer inspection revealed that the open-world action-adventure game will showcase scenes depicting sex, violence and criminal activity.

This was surprising, given that Nintendo is known for creating games that are not suggestive and provocative -- perfect for players at all ages. A story trailer for "The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild" also revealed Princess Zelda taking a bath, and some scenes from the game also showcased fighting and conflict.

This may push parents to use the Nintendo Switch Parental Controls, which gives moms and dads control over their kids' console playtime. Basically, children's game time can be cut off by parents via a remote when a specific time has been reached.

In other news, the game will not use the new HD Rumble feature of Nintendo Switch, TechnoBuffalo reported. Series producer Eiji Aonuma said that this is because the game is not exclusive to the console, and they want the Nintendo Switch and Wii U versions to be consistent with each other.

The game is originally intended for the Wii U. Allowing the game to use HD Rumble may mean more work for the Nintendo Switch version, and the developer probably doesn't want to spend more time developing the title and delay its release.

HD Rumble delivers advanced haptic feedback. With this, the Joy-Con controllers simulate finer motor responses than other console gamepads' traditional rumble pack.

A new video showcased the game's main menu and loading time in action on Nintendo Switch. Loading a save file will take around 30 seconds, which is reasonable given the game's large size and scope. You can watch the clip below.

"The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild" will roll out on the Nintendo Switch and Wii U on March 3. What do you think of the game's rating? Do you believe that sex, violence and criminal activity fit the game's tone? Share your thoughts below!

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