Previously, Persona 5 was reported to be rated “C” in Japan (ages 15 and up) by the Computer Entertainment Rating Organization.
Now, the official PlayStation product page for the game has been updated with the two content descriptions for the game’s CERO rating, which are “Crime” and “Drugs.”
Descriptions of the two via IGN:
Contains criminal activity, either by depiction or in interactive form. (Possibly includes illegal activity, dangerous and unlawful behavior, abusive behavior, prostitution, rape, organized crime, and other criminal acts.)
Contains depiction or references to the use of drugs and illegal narcotics.
In the Persona series, “Drugs” has only been given as a CERO content description for Persona 2: Innocent Sin, while “Crime” has been given to Persona, Persona 2: Innocent Sin, Persona 2: Eternal Punishment and Persona 4 Arena Ultimax.
Persona Series Ratings
Ratings via the official CERO website.
|Persona 2: Innocent Sin||PSP||B||Sexuality, Violence, Crime, Drugs|
|Persona 2: Eternal Punishment||PSP||B||Sexuality, Violence, Crime|
|Persona 3 FES||PS2||B||Sexuality, Violence, Language|
|Persona 3 Portable||PSP||B||Sexuality, Violence, Language|
|Persona 4||PS2||B||Sexuality, Violence|
|Persona 4 Golden||PS Vita||C||Sexuality|
|Persona 4 Arena||PS3, Xbox 360||B||Violence|
|Persona 4 Arena Ultimax||PS3||B||Sexuality, Violence, Crime|
|Persona 4: Dancing All Night||PS Vita||B||Sexuality, Language|
|Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth||3DS||B||Romance, Sexuality, Violence, Fright|
Persona 5 is slated to be released for the PS3 and PS4 in Japan on September 15, 2016, with a February 14, 2017 North American release date.