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Capcom’s next-gen free-to-play RPG Deep Down will only offer male characters

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Posted on February 17, 2014 AT 03:36pm

During a PS Lab livestream over the weekend on Japanese video site Niconico, Deep Down producer Kazunori Sugiura reportedly revealed that Capcom’s upcoming free-to-play RPG would not allow for playable female characters.

Picked up by website DualShockers, Sugiura noted that the choice for reasons assumed to be tied to the game’s storyline.

As someone who tends to often play as female characters when given customization options, I am, unsurprisingly, disappointed. However, I also know that this is a matter far bigger than just being a choice to do or not do something, and can be more complicated than some might first assume.

So, at least for the moment, I’ll avoid getting to into the topic beyond just the facts as they’ve been presented. Later on this week, I may be back to get deeper into Capcom’s decision, and my thoughts on what it means on both sides of the argument.

Source: DualShockers

Eric L. Patterson, Executive Editor
Eric L. Patterson got his start via self-publishing game-related fanzines in junior high, and now has one goal in life: making sure EGM has as much coverage of niche Japanese games as he can convince them to fit in. Eric’s also active in the gaming community on a personal level, being an outspoken voice on topics such as equality in gaming and consumer rights. Stalk him on Twitter: @pikoeri. Meet the rest of the crew.

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