Mouse Smash

JC Lau's blog about geekery, gender and other rants

WTF of the day: Soulcalibur: Lost Swords hires Hentai Artist for Female Character Costumes (NSFW)

1 Comment

By now, it’s not news that the game industry is rife with accusations of sexism, misogyny and objectification of women.

Given the publicity that the industry’s received in the past year about its horrendous sexism problem, it’s baffling that Bandai Namco Games has collaborated with hentai artist Yamatogawa to design new costumes for characters in their free-to-play PS3 game Soulcalibur: Lost Swords.

The result is the awkwardly-named “Magic Knight” armor, which seems to be magical in that it covers barely anything, and still apparently functions.

Considering that women make up half of the purchasers of games, and that women age 18 or older represent a significantly greater portion of the game-playing population than boys age 18 or younger, this move serves to further alienate a large portion of the gaming community.

UGH.

UGH.

The outfit is available until March 4th as a loot drop for Ivy and Amy, two of the game’s female fighters.

Advertisements

One thought on “WTF of the day: Soulcalibur: Lost Swords hires Hentai Artist for Female Character Costumes (NSFW)

  1. Ridiculous. I don’t know what these developers are thinking.

    Like

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s