Goichi Suda, the CEO of Grasshopper Manufacture who is more commonly known as Suda51, has stated that he’s, “not that concerned” about female player’s reactions to the ‘gigolo’ mode in new game Killer is Dead.
Suda was talking to Edge magazine when the question of the mode in question came up. In the game there will be some sections where players will be able to seduce female characters by using ‘gigolo glasses’ which see through the female’s clothing. When asked if it may alienate some players he said, “I’m actually not that concerned, because I think women can have just as much fun with that mode; that’s certainly the case in Japan anyway.”
Suda went on to say, “I don’t know about North America or Europe. We haven’t done any focus tests for this mode specifically, but I did have the publishers – both European and North American, Deep Silver and Xseed – give us their feedback on the mode, and give us what they thought was wrong.”
The mode was apparently intended to make it’s debut in Shadows of the Damned but was cut. Suda carried on to say, “It’s not that we depict the women in any derogatory way, so I’m not extremely concerned about the depiction of these characters…There is punishment if Mondo tries to do anything that crosses the line with these women, too, so he could very well get slapped if he does anything that would be considered not classy or uncool.”
Whether this will hold true will become apparent when the game releases in August.