The Nintendo Revolution will feature the ability to give adults more control over which games their children are playing, thanks to a new parental locking system that the company has introduced. Parents will be able to adjust the console's settings and choose whether to block games with higher PEGI ratings. These settings are, of course, password protected.
There are five different ratings - 3+, 7+, 12+, 16+ and 18+ - and each piece of Revolution software will include a code which indicates the game's rating. The feature will be included in every Revolution worldwide.
In making this move, Nintendo has confirmed its commitment to producing family-friendly hardware and software. The company believes that even although most Nintendo games are appropriate for all ages and the game ratings are clearly displayed on the front of every game package, the option for parential control is still required to ensure a family-friendly gaming experience.