That’s right folks we have another Dead or Alive game, so here’s another boob-related story. At least Tecmo Koei hasn’t stuck a pair on a wall to advertise the game this time (see video below). In an interview with Gamasutra, game director, Yohei Shimbori reveals that his studio was initially told by their overseas offices to tone down the sexualised characters in Dead or Alive 5.
This created a backlash though when fans played a demo of the game bundled with Ninja Gaiden 3. Shimbori said, “We actually got a lot of feedback from people who were playing it, saying, ‘We want bigger breasts. Make the characters more like that.’ That was kind of surprising.”
Really? Really, Shimbori? Imagine that, male gamer’s want massive breasts on everything. That’s not like us. *cough*
“There's definitely still room for having sexualized aspects,” Shimbori said before adding, “If you have a solid fighting game system there, there’s nothing wrong with having beautiful characters as a layer on top of that – that’s another layer of entertainment that there’s a need for. If there wasn’t a need for it, people wouldn’t have responded to the alpha demo like they did, and send us feedback.”
Ok, Shimbori-san, but care to explain the reasoning behind this ad for Ninja Gaiden 2?
Dead or Alive 5 is out now on PS3 and Xbox 360.