Super Mario Odyssey is the first mainline Mario game since Super Mario Galaxy to get a PG rating in Australia

By Sherif Saed, Wednesday, 12 July 2017 13:37 GMT

The upcoming Super Mario Odyssey has been given a higher-than-usual rating by the Australian Classification Board.

The game was given a PG rating, which is one step above the traditional G rating the majority of Mario games received in the country.

According to the rating board’s official site, the only other mainline Mario games to receive this rating have been New Super Mario Bros. for the DS in 2006, and Super Mario Galaxy for the Wii in 2007.

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The official guidelines for the PG rating read, “not recommended for children under 15; may contain material which some children find confusing or upsetting.” The page for Super Mario Odyssey says the rating was given for the game’s themes and “mild” violence.

It’s worth noting that games are classified based on publisher-provided script, game footage, and other written descriptions and may not necessarily mean the game is content complete.

This likely won’t mean anything to the majority of the game’s audience, but could give some parents pause when they go to pick it up for their very young children.

If you missed it, we recently went to see a new build of the game and came back with fresh footage and updated impressions.

Super Mario Odyssey is out October 27 on Nintendo Switch.

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