Why Nintendo refuses to publish any M-rated Super Smash Bros. video games?
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January 30th, 2013 (2:03 PM).
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Well? How do the creators make that that it shouldn't be too violent or inappropriate for the Teen or Everyone 10+ rating from the ESRB in order for Nintendo to publish it? And did Nintendo decided that they would no longer be able to publish anymore Mature video games, unlike they did towards Eternal Darkness: Sanity's Requiem and Geist, the games for the Nintendo Gamecube?
Making it Mature would hurt sales very very significantly. Why would they need the mature rating? Mortal Kombat is the only big name fighting game with any gore in it but that's its gimmick. Street Fighter, King of Fighters, Marvel vs Capcom, Tekken, etc are all rated T. There's a reason why Solid Snake didn't have have any of his iconic pistols. (other weapons not withstanding.)
That, and having big icons kids and adults love in a mature game would cause it to have bad press. Do you really want to see Mario getting cut in pieces? Not even Metal Gear Solid fans would like to see Snake in a bloodbath like that. (MGS barely has much gore.)
Simply just having any sort of violence isn't enough to get you an M-rating. Fighting isn't something only mature audience should see, especially this sort of unrealistic and comical fighting. It's not something harmful at all.
As for the Nintendo not publishing mature games thing...Bayonetta 2 is gonna be M-rated and that's almost guaranteed.
Or I potentially don't get this thread at all.
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