Stellar Blade Director Addresses Controversy About Its Portrayal Of Female Characters

He just wants gamers to enjoy it as another fun action game.

Story Highlights

  • The Stellar Blade director has addressed the controversy about its female character portrayal.
  • He touches on the numerous issues involved in depicting female characters in the West.
  • The director hopes that people will take the game as just another fun action entry and enjoy it.

In an interview published on Ruliweb, Stellar Blade director Hyung-Tae Kim addressed the growing controversy about its depiction of female characters. It has been raised as a point of contention by select Western media. As translated by Genki on Twitter, the director accepts that game characters have to meet realistic standards in the West. However, he hopes the fans will enjoy the title as just another fun action experience.

I know that in the West, game characters have to be realistic in many ways and that there are numerous issues involved such as gender, race, diversity etc. But Stellar Blade is only an entertainment and cultural work. I hope people will look at it as just another fun action game that has been released,” says the director.

He is asking the community to enjoy Stellar Blade for what it is. Regardless, the rest of the interview touches on the game’s difficulty and the best way to approach the combat.

Stellar Blade Is One Of The Most Anticipated Games This Year

Despite the lingering controversies, the action-packed RPG by Shift Up has garnered a lot of attention from the players. So much so that the director took it upon himself to already tease a sequel for the upcoming entry. Additionally, it has soared in popularity since the game demo came out to become the top seller across the Amazon and PlayStation stores. 

Stellar Blade Is Shaping Up To Be A Massive Release In The Industry Image Source | PlayStation
Stellar Blade Is Shaping Up To Be A Massive Release In The Industry Image Source | PlayStation

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Shift Up’s magnum opus is set to come out for the PlayStation 5 later this month, on April 26, 2024. It will drop with three performance modes: Performance, Resolution, and Balanced. Also, you can expect an enjoyable hack-and-slash experience without microtransactions since players can unlock everything by playing through the campaign.

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