Tecmo Planned Smaller Breasts For DoA5, But Fans Said "NO"
Not big enough.
That's what the fans said about the breasts on the Dead or Alive 5 girls, which surprised developer Tecmo...but shouldn't really surprise too many in the gaming world.
In a recent Gamasutra interview, Team Ninja director Yohei Shimbori said their oversees offices ordered them to tone down the sexuality of the characters in DoA5. But that mandate was reversed when the studio started to gather fan feedback from those who played the DoA5 demo. Said Shimbori:
"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."
That being said, the developer has always emphasized the importance of a solid fighting mechanic, which we believe was in full effect in the final product. Therefore, Shimbori believes there's "still room for having sexualized aspects" because it's really just "another layer of entertainment." Okay, I'll go with that.
Yes, it's silly. Certainly a little juvenile. But hey, it's DoA. And it ain't hurtin' nobody, regardless of the so-called "offended."
Related Game(s): Dead or Alive 5
9/28/2012 11:21:48 AM Ben Dutka