Tecmo Thinks It's Making Games That Appeal To Women Now

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You may not think off Tecmo as a company that's targeting the fairer sex with much of its line-up, but Quantum Theory producer Yasuo Egawa says that is exactly what the publisher has been doing for the past few years.

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Egawa tells Edge that Tecmo wants to offer the female gamer something that's not just a shooter with "big, sweaty men," one of the reasons third-person shooter Quantum Theory features the AI-controlled co-op partner Filena, a "softer character" in the producer's words. A softer character that players can throw at enemies, by the way.

To Egawa's credit, I can see recent and upcoming releases like Again, Fret Nice and Monster Rancher reaching out to a broader, less horny for virtual T&A audience than, say, Dead or Alive Paradise or Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2. But if Tecmo is banking on Quantum Theory to appeal broadly, I think their aim might be a bit off.

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shouryuuken

tecmo kind of reminds me of totilos article on "outgrowing" mario.

i just played through ninja gaiden sigma II (loved it), but man the oversized boobs and scantily clad women was really ridiculous. playing a game that is all about boobs and violence (although i found myself getting giddy over the platforming sections and the different locations) made me feel a bit immature at 27.