Kojima says MGSV characters will be "more erotic" to encourage cosplay

Metal Gear creator Hideo Kojima says he has ordered art director to make characters in The Phantom Pain "more erotic" to encourage cosplay and advance figurine sales.

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Some of the characters in upcoming open-world game Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain are being re-worked to be "more erotic" in an effort to encourage cosplay and promote figurine sales, according to series creator Hideo Kojima.

"I've been ordering [art director Yoji Shinkawa] to make the character more erotic, and he did it well," Kojima said through his English Twitter feed. "Recently, I've been making characters this way. I create the setting thoroughly, how he/she spent early life, name style, favorite phrase, fashion, action to stand the character out."

Kojima added, "The initial target is to make [you] want to do cosplay or its figurine to sell well."

The designer said he will reveal information about the CG model for the game's female character Quiet (pictured) on Friday for those looking to cosplay as her during the Tokyo Game Show later this month.

It may be challenging for cosplayers to replicate the new and "more erotic" vision for Quiet, Kojima said. "This one may not be cosplayable," he said. "What if no one would do Quiet cosplay at TGS even though giving the info…lol."

Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain is an open-world game in development for current- and next-generation consoles. No release date has been announced. For more, check out GameSpot's previous coverage.

Discussion

1606 comments
wgerardi
wgerardi

For those saying how impractical her gear is, you look foolish and obviously just don't understand the Metal Gear universe.

GreenReuben
GreenReuben

Does anyone else not find Quiet particularly attractive?

Salanderr
Salanderr

So instead of making her character practical in a way that fits into the context of the game, they have made her erotic in a way that makes no sense just to encourage young girls to cosplay in revealing clothing at conventions? Games industry you fail me. Everytime I think you are getting better you get much, much worse.

dadkwashere
dadkwashere

But I want to see awesome man ass with the fox engine!

dmdavenport
dmdavenport

Sexy and Quiet, just the way guys like 'em.

xangpow76
xangpow76

I agree with everyone else. At least they are honest about it. "we are making the game sexier to sell it more."

St0Ne4Ge
St0Ne4Ge

Forget about the integrity of the game, selling action figures is more important.

Firzenzo
Firzenzo

oh yeah she's got sex appeal. but she looks like one tough soldier.

aidsta
aidsta

Right on! Way to be honest about it. I hope there will be other not so 'hot' women in the game too though.

WilHiteWarrior
WilHiteWarrior

I guess this explains why Quiet wears no top except a bra. lol

smbius
smbius

I think he meant "exotic"

FlawlessGoBot
FlawlessGoBot

Even after reading the article, the headline still screams bad idea Koji.

Ducez_III
Ducez_III

Is there something wrong with putting attractive women in video games?

wyan_
wyan_

Looking forward to busty young women cosplaying as the sniper chick.

Relvar
Relvar

FINALLY - some honesty out of a marketing dude.... was that so hard? (no pun intended)

bluefox755
bluefox755

Because sexy women is such a bad thing....as if the implication is, a sexy woman is incapable of doing anything else.  Femenazis are such hypocrites.

xolivierx
xolivierx

All these news on Gamespot, but I don't give a frack.

Am I the only one who is eagerly waiting for GTA5 and couldn't care less about any other stupid video game until then?

dr_jashugan
dr_jashugan

I hope one day I will see Snake fighting against Big Boss in glorious HD. 

THAT will be awesome. :-)

SiLenTWarrior29
SiLenTWarrior29

Mr. Kojima, how do you read my mind so well lol HEELLL YEEEAAH!

pure_evil_80
pure_evil_80

Just when I was beginning to think the idea of an open world MGS could return the series back to Snake Eater era quality the cracks begin to emerge.

Shoehorning female nudity into the game is not just outdated and somewhat offensive but its quite literally and very openly just a cash grab to sell more creepy toys to basement dwellers.

I'm bewildered that developers would openly admit that as well. They are pretty much just saying yeah we have no artistic integrity but here's some tits instead because we did the maths and it turns out that tits sell.

I mean you would think they might want to hide that, try and pass the nudity off as artistic or integral to the story somehow, but they literally just don't care.

UrbanMessiah
UrbanMessiah

I was at Comic Con and Dragon Con this year, and I can say after that first hand experience that I really don't think you need to encourage cosplayers any more than they already are. The amount of time and money some of these people spend on these costumes is crazy...

LoganWesker
LoganWesker

that would be amazing...liquid has such untapped potential 

Metallicwolf29
Metallicwolf29

MGS doesnt need tits so it can appeal to its fans. Maybe MGS 5 is going bad

Thanatos2k
Thanatos2k

Someone really needs to stand up to Kojima one of these days.  He seems like he's deliberately just pushing the envelope hoping someone will stop him because he's absolutely sick of being forced to make MGS games.

Klikandclick
Klikandclick

So now can we all agree that the Japanese game industry is going down the crapper

Demonnuke
Demonnuke

@Firzenzo how does a tough soldier look in your vision.. Her arms could barely sustain the weight of that weapon but... tough soldier.. ya right..

xangpow76
xangpow76

@smbius After reading the article I think they meant "erotic". lol

Yamakoichi
Yamakoichi

@Ducez_III of course, it is okay to have attractive men, but to have attractive women sets a standard of beauty that women should not have to deal with or some bile along those lines that typical feminists will spew.

ViciousRDS
ViciousRDS

@pure_evil_80 

I fail to see how what is mentioned in this article has anything, whatsoever, to do with quality of the game. Your comment seems quite senseless. You do know that you can have both quality and nudity, not just one or the other, right?

golakers08
golakers08

@Yamakoichi @Ducez_III So we are going to ignored the fact that what she is wearing is not the least bit sensible and its only motivation is to encourage girls to cosplay characters who wears skimpy clothes? 

Nope were just going to get mad at the "feminazis" even though they have nothing to do with this....


Kjranu
Kjranu

@Yamakoichi @Ducez_III and how are fat gamers supposed to deal with ripped men in games? I'm sure that only makes them eat more out of depression, not hit a gym! 

pure_evil_80
pure_evil_80

@ViciousRDS @pure_evil_80 
Dude in their own words they have sold out and put more tits in it to boost sales of toys.

Don't try and act like there is some stylistic or deeper meaning to titties when they are openly admitting its to sell more shit.

xolivierx
xolivierx

@jcr8 @Metallicwolf29 next thing happening : Coop mode with the AI and quick time events with a 6 hour campaign, à la Resident Evil

ViciousRDS
ViciousRDS

@vega13mv @xolivierx @Klikandclick 

If you take into account the very start of MGS and remakes/ports it has way more games out than Assassin's Creed. Series continue. That's what they do, because they're a series. It's strange how so many people act like this is somehow a bad thing...