What age rating is Zelda Tears of the Kingdom – is it safe for kids?
The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom sees the return of Link, Zelda, and Ganon in the land of Hyrule. Though the world looks rather different than it did in Breath of the Wild, one thing that remains the same between the two game’s is the ESRB rating. If you’re a parent, or grown up, wondering if the game is too scary, gory, or includes uncomfortable moments, here’s what you need to know about Tears of the Kingdom’s rating.
What is the age rating for Zelda Tears of the Kingdom?
The game is officially rated E 10+ by the ESRB or Entertainment Software Rating Board. This means it is considered safe to play for kids 10 and older. This rating is equivalent to a PG rated movie. To get into more detail, games are given an E rating if they contain cartoon, fantasy, or mild violence as well as mild language and suggestive themes.
This is on par with what The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild received as well. With Tears of the Kingdom a direct sequel to Breath of the Wild, it makes sense they both would be rated the same. You can expect to see cartoon stylized blood, sword fights, dungeons with creepy monsters, and scenes with Ganon and other villains that may contain twisted or warped bodies or body parts at odd angles. All of which were featured in trailers for the game.
As always, if you’re a parent, it is your call on whether or not you believe the game is safe for your child to play. Be sure to check the game page to see everything from release date to contents. Though, according to the official ESRB, Tears of the Kingdom is deemed safe to play for anyone 10 and up.
As for previous Zelda games, only two main games in the series have ever received a title above E. Majora’s Mask originally released with an E rating but when it launched on Nintendo Switch Online it was upgraded to a T. Whereas, both Twilight Princess and Twilight Princess HD launched with a T score.
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