Like previous God of War games, God of War III has sex mini-games. Because a mini-game is pretty much what sex is, isn't it?
The scene takes place in Aphrodite's Chamber, and was almost cut. "It was more a debate between me and several of the story writers," God of War III director Stig Asmussen told website UGO. "I was like, 'I'd rather not have it in there at all.'"
"We make it more than it's been in the past, but we also give it more of a purpose," said Asmussen. "It's not just you going in there, finding some corner and having sex with somebody. It's something that guides you through the story. You get information and more than just a fluff moment."
Heavily censored footage has surfaced on YouTube, along with pixelated screengrabs. And, of course, the mini-game in its entirety. The clip is viewable here. Judge for yourself, but be warned: There's nudity and possible spoilers.
While there is nudity, the scene itself isn't exactly sexy per se. The dialogue is hammy in a goofy, porn sort of way, and pails in comparison to the sexual pyrotechnics of adventure game Uncharted 2 and sci-fi game Mass Effect.
The point, however, of the God of War mini-games are and have always been to show how manly protagonist Kratos is.