Nier: Automata Designer Made 2B Look Sexy Because He Likes Women
Nier Automata - 2B
(Last Updated On: February 20, 2017)

Creative director Taro Yoko is working with Platinum Games for the Square Enix published action-RPG Nier: Automata. Yoko-san is no stranger to controversy, eccentric aesthetics and niche designs for characters and worlds, as evidenced with his previous Nier titles, but he was asked about the design of protagonist 2B, and he just straight-up said that he likes women… and there’s nothing wrong with that.

In an interview with Vice, Yoko-san was asked about 2B’s highly attractive design. For Western journalists it’s hard for them to understand why an android would look like an attractive, Gothic-Lolita schoolgirl. Yoko replied…

“I like girls, first of all, you have to remember that,” […] “But also, as a minor title, we need to have our own flair, and individuality. Compared to Western developers, we wouldn’t be able to do designs like the gruff space marine. We just wouldn’t do it half as well. Additionally, setting the game in the future lets us free to create what we want, and create a very unique character.”

A lot of Western journalists who are SJWs have a hard time with the concept of beautiful women because if they see a highly attractive female in a game, it likely triggers feelings of contempt because they know that they will never be able to get with a woman like that, and so potentially their resentment for the medium’s fixation on heightened depictions of desirable characters comes from a feeling of ineptitude and inadequacy.

For normal people who are not games journalists or Social Justice Warriors, they’re able to separate fact from fiction and can appreciate the art of beautiful women designed by artists who respect and accentuate the natural feminine curves that nature bestowed upon the mothers of our species.

2B has also already become quite popular in the Rule34 community, showing that Yoko-san and the other artists are definitely on the right track to creating a memorable and desirable character within the gaming community. Some people have even begun modding 2B into other properties, as showcased with the video by Betsujin.

The character designs in Nier: Automata are the complete opposite of the characters that BioWare introduced in Mass Effect: Andromeda.

In other news, Gematsu is reporting that Nier: Automata will feature an android system, where players who die will leave behind a replicate. Players will have the option to retrieve the replicate and its parts or attempt to repair them and have them fight alongside them during battle. This feature also carries over into the online mode as well. However, some replicates can turn evil upon being repaired… so watch out.

Square Enix also has some DLC planned for release for Nier: Automata, which will be available following the game’s launch. They note that the DLC will contain a costume of Caim from the previous Nier game.

You can look for Nier: Automata to launch in North America starting March 7th.


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  • Ernie Kwok

    Look, I like hot scantily clad women too but this article is just plain juvenile. The whining about SJWs is just as bad as the SJWs who whine about hot women in a game. Stop bringing this stupid drama into articles. Both sides are fucking annoying.

  • Nyanpasu

    Yoko-San it’s my hero
    fuck sjw’s and all this weave of politically correct shit , ”my character , my rules, you don’t like, don’t buy ”
    ggwp

    • Richard Shiflett

      It is funny to see all this QQ about SJW yet I have yet to see 1 QQ about 2b.

      Projecting, are you?

  • tccboss

    This guy made a sexy woman because he likes women WHAT A MONSTER!! :3

  • Fareastver F. Reus

    “A lot of Western journalists who are SJWs have a hard time with the concept of beautiful women because if they see a highly attractive female in a game, it likely triggers feelings of contempt because they know that they will never be able to get with a woman like that”

    BUUUUUURRRRRRRRRRNNNNNNNNNNNN
    SAVAGE
    BRUTAL
    DESTROYED

  • KarmikCykle

    Man, even if I hadn’t been behind this game from the day it was announced, just the fact there’s a Caim skin would have sold me on it.

  • Raging Papist

    I absolutely love the character design, but does anybody know if theres a character creation systerm? Or perhaps many armor and styles pieces like Nioh?

    I will support anything that rustles the jimmies of an SJW.

    • I think you can equip different outfits but I can’t remember (I could be confusing it with Nioh), I know for sure you can customize the weapons and use different fighting styles.

  • Funtime Happysnacks

    Trust us, Taro-san, we don’t need more generic space marines.

  • patriarchal landmine

    the end of the 3d pig era is close.

    women have already priced themselves out of the market. now they are about to be priced out of existence.

    • lol

      Way to take a giant shit all over the normal women who actually like/don’t mind these designs

  • MusouTensei

    Take all my money Yoko-sama.

  • WhyWai

    “A lot of Western journalists who are SJWs have a hard time with the concept of beautiful women because if they see a highly attractive female in a game, it likely triggers feelings of contempt because they know that they will never be able to get with a woman like that”

    LoL… Salvage AF…. Well done to the author!

  • Disqusted

    Women who aren’t batshit insane feminity-hating Western feminists also like to design and play as sexy/beautiful females.

    Personally, I didn’t think 2B’s design was that erotic/sexy, unless you try to look under her skirt. She’s pretty well-covered.

  • durka durka

    that sexist pig, how dare he like pretty women.

  • A lot of Western journalists who are SJWs have a hard time with the concept of beautiful women because if they see a highly attractive female in a game, it likely triggers feelings of contempt because they know that they will never be able to get with a woman like that

    Don’t forget the unattractive/ugly female feminists who are jealous of beautiful women as well, from what I’ve seen they are the ones that do most of the complaining.

    Most of the Western male journalists I feel love the tits in secrecy, but are forced to parrot what the SJWs/feminists want, because if they don’t they’ll most likely be fired from their jobs. Because after all, any man who dares to comment on a woman’s physical looks gets completely hammered by the media and SJWs.

    Remember that I’m not denying that there are genuine beta male SJW feminists though. The ones who are sure have a lot of skeletons in their closets.

    • Richard Shiflett

      Seens like more QQ about SJW than actual SJW QQings.

      Look st Quiet in Metal Gear. Highly offensive character and the creator had the gal to act like it wasnt sexualized.

      2b on the other hand i can respect. She feels like a strong main character abd isbt just tgere like Quiet to show off her ass.

      I also respect the creator for being honest. No BS excuses made, he made her sexy because he wanted her to be sexy. He didn’t make a stupid reason for it in the games lore, very respectable.

      • Go and play marbles on a motorway you SJW tosser. You people are a cancer on earth.

    • ReborN冷厳な

      I’m an average guy, and I *will* get with a girl like that, and have in the past confidence goes a LONG way. Trust.

    • MaleUser01

      Those ‘unattractive/ugly female feminists’ are trying to make a point of how females are SEEN by the rest of the world, that they deserve the same respect as any other gender… It’s not like they are just jealous of someone else’s beauty. And the fact that you even write something like ‘male journalists love the tits in secrecy’ shows that women still didn’t make it to that point where they are treated with some decency. Try to understand things from someone else’s perspective, not just your own.

      • Go and spew your white-knighting feminist nonsense elsewhere.

  • Muten

    Thats a fair point actually, not too many space marine type characters coming from japan, all i can remember from the top of my head is bubblegum crisis, an anime, sexy chicks with power armor lol, sure there are plenty more.

    • Patrick Chester

      *sigh*
      No one has heard of the Dirty Pair? (“LOVELY ANGELS!”)
      😉