Upcoming horror themed visual novel from Nippon Ichi Software gets a CERO Z rating (similar to the ESRB’s “Adults Only”) in Japan.

Likely the most gruesome title in the Hayarigami series due to its very harsh rating, Shin Hayarigami takes the idea of exploring fear and pushes it to its limits – taking the visual novel genre into an insanely adults only territory. The CERO Z rating it has gotten in Japan is only reserved for games that are extremely graphic (such as Grand Theft Auto V), and word around the water cooler is that it might even be the first visual novel to achieve such a rating.

Speaking of graphic, check out this new bit of art;

Shin Hayarigami is scheduled to be released August 7th in Japan.

  • JoeCool

    I’ll but this.

    • nonscpo

      I take it your device auto corrected?

      • JoeCool

        hahahaha,
        I’m going to say yes as I wanted to say “buY” nothing else lol.

  • nonscpo

    Well this is a game well definetly won’t get then, as the big 3 don’t allow AO rated games. Too bad as gamers in their 30’s make up the largest demographic, and not allowing AO, CERO Z, or PEGI 18 games is a whole lot of money that their saying no to.

    • Kyle Wakeling

      Their rating scheme for violence is harsher than ours, just like ours is harsher on sexual content – this game would likely receive an “M” or “PEGI 18” rating in the West.

      • nonscpo

        I’m not against games being properly rated, which I think all games should be. I just think the console/Handheld manufacturers should allow AO rated (18+) on their systems.

        • Kyle Wakeling

          Ah, if that was your point I seem to have missed it – though now that I’ve gotten it, I tend to agree.

  • gamezalv

    I need this… too bad I can’t read Japanese.. 🙁