The latest Famitsu magazine has revealed a new character for Metal Gear Rising and the reaction to it has disappointed Metal Gear series creator Hideo Kojima. He says he now actively questions his faith and the existence of God.
In a blog post on Kojima Productions, Hideo Kojima laments the reaction to the return of Sunny Emmerich (formerly Gurlukovich) in Metal Gear Rising. He feels exasperated at the perverted content of her that has already been created despite the reveal being announced only two days ago.
Dear Friends, it’s me, Hideo.
Is there something wrong with people today?
Two days ago, I watched people pick up the newest Famitsu and saw their reaction to the return of Sunny in Metal Gear Rising. I enjoyed watching their smiles until I learned why they were smiling. I had my assistant ask people what they thought about the reveal. Many wanted to know if she was of legal age.
My assistant did not want to share all the details, but I forced him to. I heard story after story about how people were sexually excited by her inclusion and would gladly buy two copies of the game since one might get “ruined”. Some even told my assistant that they were planning on making love dolls based on her.
I thought the internet would provide a better response. I was gravely mistaken. It appears that there were pornographic pictures already created of her. Even worse, I learned that people have been doing this since Metal Gear Solid 4.
Some people wanted to know if she had “sexy underarm hair” like her mother. They described in elaborate detail about wanting to see her delicates and other such horrible things. Some even wanted to rip the 3D model from the game so they could fulfill their sick fantasies.
One person even Tweeted me asking me to read his script on a hentai he was working on. Do these people think that I would be okay with it? Why would God allow people to behave this way? Am I wrong about my faith?
I am still ruminating about this. I will let you know how I feel in a few days.
Kojima spoke to character designers about a redesign; however, they told him that this was the least sexually provocative out of all twenty test designs.