The Electronic Software Ratings Board has added a new rating to bridge the gap between its “T” for Teen and “E” for Everyone rating.
Game titles that carry the new E 10+ rating might contain cartoon, fantasy or mild violence, mild language and/or minimal suggestive themes.
“We expect that many of the best selling sports, racing, and adventure games will continue to receive E ratings appropriate for ages six and older,” said Vance. “Games with content that may not be suitable for younger ages of six to nine, such as racing games with more extreme crashes or fighting games with super heroes, will now receive an E10+ rating,” Vance explained.
[i]Donkey Kong Jungle Beat[/i], which is due out later this month for Nintendo’s GameCube, will carry the new rating because of cartoon violence.