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Zelda: Breath of the Wild’s ESRB rating live, fairy cleavage and booze abound

by Joey Davidson | February 20, 2017February 20, 2017 9:00 am PDT

I’m always fascinated by ESRB ratings. To say that the independent ratings board is “diligent” might do a disservice to how much attention they pay to the games they play.

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild‘s ESRB rating has been published. It received an E10+.There are no spoilers, though there are a couple dialogue lines from seemingly random NPCs. My favorite part? “…players can also encounter a drunken character that occasionally hiccups.”

That’s the first “use of alcohol” not in a Zelda rating, by the way.

Here’s the bit of the rating that’s particularly amusing.

The game contains some mildly suggestive material: fairies with moderate cleavage and/or exaggerated-size breasts; dialogue such as “I get to see a young hunk draw a bow again?” and “If I have to have something pounce on me, why couldn’t it be a lady?” During the course of the game, a shop owner tells Link that she only serves “…drinks that are definitely just for adults…”

We’ve had “fairy cleavage” for years

The Legend of Zelda fans know that we’ve been here before. Fairies have been a constant in the series, and the Great Fairy and her “fairy cleavage” have been a thing for practically forever.

Ha, man. Wow. That’s really something else when you pause it and take a good look, isn’t it?

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild likely has less, ahem, jaggy graphics. It’ll launch for the Wii U and Nintendo Switch on March 3, 2017.

Joey Davidson

Joey Davidson leads the gaming department here on TechnoBuffalo. He's been covering games online for more than 10 years, and he's a lover of all...