Suda 51 Wants To Make People Laugh At Outrageous Sexuality Scenes, To Lighten The Mood
Killer is Dead, a new game by Suda 51, is said to boast a ‘Gigolo Mode,’–a place where players can chat up a wonderful lady at a bar, before attempting to sneak glimpses of her underwear through the help of x-ray glasses.
While that seems fun, and in-line with what Suda 51 generally does in games, it is becoming a little problematic as women have taken a more vocal role in gaming. And good for them in doing so.
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In a conversation with GamesIndustry at E3, Suda said that there were a few criticisms of how female characters were portrayed. Lollipop Chainsaw’s protagonist and No More Heroes’ Sylvia, as the lead examples.
In no way does Suda 51 want to detract from the seriousness of the situation. Rather, they want to deal with it in their own manner.
“I think in a way when you get criticism, that means people are paying attention to your work,” Suda said through a translator. “Any kind of artistic value, anything you create, there’s always some kind of criticism behind it. Which means we’re making an impression and an impact. So I think we’ll stay with what we’re thinking and just keep going with that way of thinking…And when I say that, sexuality is a touchy subject. We don’t want to make people offended, but we’re trying to create something that makes people laugh a bit because we’re [dealing with] that topic.”
Killer is Dead will be Suda’s eight game since 2010. They’re really getting into this.
“We would love to slow down,” Suda said. “Especially the past four years, we’ve been in a very high-paced mode with Shadows of the Damned, Lollipop Chainsaw, and then Killer is Dead. They’re all on HD machines. It would be nice to slow down a bit. And on top of those titles, there are downloadable and social games as well. But at the same time, I don’t want to disappoint fans who are waiting for our titles, so we won’t take too much time slowing down.”