Saturday, January 14, 2012

Code of Guardian Heroes

 Treasure's development team has joined forces with Agatsuma to make a game that plays like Guardian Heroes titled Code of Princess. The game is coming out on the Nintendo 3DS on April 19th in Japan. The character designs are from the legendary Kinu Nishimura of Street Fighter 3 and 999 fame. While she is a female artist, some critics have accused her of designing the lead heroine of Code Princess in an over the top sexist manner that degrades women. Here is the art for this character:
As you probably noticed, she is nearly nude and her armor is very impractical. However, my guess is the team wanted a piece of sexy piece of art to hype the game in Japan. The 3DS is quickly becoming the system of choice for otaku perverts overseas with titles like Senran Kagura and If I Were in a Sealed Room With a Girl, I'd Probably XXX (yes, that is the real fucking title.) So it makes sense to give the advertising campaign a boost with a half naked main character on all the promotional material, she also has a PVC statue coming out soon.
I hope that controversial news doesn't overshadow the fact this is made by the designers of Guardians Heroes. It is one of the best games on Saturn, and this spiritual sequel looks great. The 3DS in America could really use a title like Code of Princess to entice more hardcore gamers into purchasing the system. Also the release schedule for new 3DS games is fairly grim in the US, so any new game is a welcome one. Maybe Xseed or Aksys will grace us with this RPG inspired beat'em up sometime in 2012.

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