Japanese video game designer & creator of the survival horror series Resident Evil, Shinji Mikami says he avoids obvious eroticism in his games.
In a recent interview with The Guardian, Shinji Mikami talks about video game female characters, “I don’t know if I’ve put more emphasis on women characters, but when I do introduce them, it is never as objects.
In some games, they will be peripheral characters with ridiculous breast physics. I avoid that sort of obvious eroticism. I also don’t like female characters who are submissive to male characters, or to the situation they’re in.
I won’t portray women in that way. I write women characters who discover their independence as the game progresses, or who already know they are independent but have that tested against a series of challenges.”
He adds, “If I had to name the woman character I most disliked in my games it would be Rebecca Chambers. She’s submissive, she’s not independent.
I didn’t want to include her but the staff wanted that kind of character in the game, for whatever reason. I’m sure it made sense to them. And in Japan, that character is pretty popular.”
Shinji Mikami’s latest survival-horror, The Evil Within is out now on Xbox 360, Xbox One, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, and PC.
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Source: The Guardian.