You learn something new everyday… According to InfiniteSims, the ESRB rating for The Sims 3 for the Nintendo 3DS has been published with the T rating – the first Sims DS game given that rating. The Entertainment Software Ratings Board had the following to say on it’s Teen rating:
This is a “sandbox” simulation game in which players create, customize, and control a character called a “Sim” through its daily activities. Players are free to pursue a variety of goals as they observe and attempt to influence other Sims in town. Players can socially interact with Sims to build relationships, and are free to pursue more intimate encounters, such as the ability to kiss, “make out,” or engage in WooHoo (i.e., sex) with another Sim: this action depicts the Sims squirming, giggling, and moaning under the covers until hearts float around the bed. Sims maintain their health and hygiene through eating, exercising, bathing, and using the toilet. They sometimes vomit, expel flatulent sounds, or urinate on themselves if their hygiene is not properly managed. Some interactions lead to fighting, which is depicted by sounds of struggle and partially obscured “fight-cloud” effects; other animations include Sims getting electrocuted by household appliances or dying in fires.
Of course, I doubt this is going to stop people from getting it – it’s The Sims. How harmful can it be to a kid’s eyes? I mean, worse stuff goes on in elementary schools 😛