Ashley Johnson Wants To See "Normal" Female Characters
Hey, like we said, Ubisoft just has to bow to the pressure.
The publisher has received a lot of negative press over their refusal to include a playable female character in the upcoming Assassin's Creed: Unity. The Last Of Us actress Ashley Johnson isn't too happy about it, either.
During a recent Videogamer interview, Johnson (the voice of Ellie in TLoU) spoke about her reaction to learning of Ubisoft's decision:
I was like, 'Give me a f***ing break! It's 2014! How many video games do you have to make to realise maybe have an option to have a female be in there?' And maybe not just on PS Vita."
Here, Johnson is referring to the female protagonist Aveline in the Vita title, Assassin's Creed: Liberation. Beyond that, the actress wanted to make a point that with more female gamers out there, there should be more female characters in our video games. And they don't have to be superheroes; they can just be "normal:"
"There are so many female gamers...I don't know what the percentage is at this point but there are a lot of females that play video games and it would be nice to see stronger females in a game that are not just the damsel in distress, the love interest or she's oversexualised. She doesn't even necessarily have to be a badass. Just like a normal female character."
7/20/2014 9:40:43 PM Ben Dutka