DMC developer has nothing against “big tits” but doesn’t want them in his game

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Ninja Theory boss Tameem Antoniades – the guy responsible for the Western Devil May Cry reboot says that he’s actively trying to make the game appeal to adults – and won’t include the ample bosoms female characters that chesty female protagonists in the series are generally saddled with.

"If it’s true that the average console gamer is over 30 – which I totally believe – then you can’t use those cheap tricks to titillate people into wanting to buy your game," he explained to PS3M.

"I’ve nothing against big tits – I’d rather have my head resting on a pair right now – but if you’re going to try and stimulate someone on different levels, there’s better ways to do it. If you look at the stars in movies, the women people find really attractive are often not the ones with the biggest tits. You’ve got to be attractive on a different level.

"We did that in Enslaved with Trip. People loved her, not because she had big breasts and high heels, but because she felt like someone who could be your girlfriend. That to me is more attractive than a prostitute walking around with a big gun. Not to demean prostitutes – it’s a valid form of commerce."

Really? I hated Trip. she had the power to make the whole journey easier by removing that stupid electronic shackle – instead making you carry her around and help her like the entitled princess she is – but I digress. Fans of Devil May Cry are already unhappy with the reboot when it was announced two years ago – and the removal of unnaturally large boobs might be the last straw. Still, Antoniades says he doesn’t dismiss the voice of the angry internet.

"People form a relationship with a series, and if that gets broken or bastardised, people get upset. That’s understandable. So I don’t dismiss it," he said. "We’ve all been there: the new Star Wars stuff, it’s changed a lot but not added anything. I think we’ve added stuff. We’ve added interesting things to the series that you wouldn’t have got from Capcom Japan. If we do our jobs right, you’ll get a good, fun game with interesting angles that bring something fresh to DMC."

Are you looking forward to the new DmC? I am – but purely because I’m intrigued to see how well a Western developer translates something that’s so uniquely Japanese.

Last Updated: March 22, 2012

Geoffrey Tim

Editor. I'm old, grumpy and more than just a little cynical. One day, I found myself in possession of a NES, and a copy of Super Mario Bros 3. It was that game that made me realise that games were more than just toys to idly while away time - they were capable of being masterpieces. I'm here now, looking for more of those masterpieces.

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