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.