Slicing Through The Hate: Stellar Blade

The Director of Stellar Blade, Hyung-Tae Kim, spoke to GamesRadar and shared his thoughts on the preferred look of the protagonist for the game. His words were translated as, “Honestly, when I play a game I would like to see someone who is better-looking than myself. That's what I want. I don't want to see something normal; I want to see something more ideal. I think that is very important in a form of entertainment. This is, after all, entertainment targeted for adults." In other words, this game is Rated M for Mature.

Stellar Blade is rated M for Mature!

Demetria Obilor

These are his words, he's the director of the game, and just like the designers of Bayonetta, Chun Li, Cammy, Lara Croft, etc. they have the right to have their characters look a certain way and... we have the option to support or not. We covered similar in the past regarding Bayonetta and her look. A number of people had a problem with her sexiness... and some tried to challenge it by saying their bodies are unrealistic. 

Fact, we don't look the exact same as people, and even if he doesn't see it as... normal, it's a representation of some women who have these figures. If they get represented, I think that's great, and... I have zero objections if women of various shapes and sizes get represented. Trust me, there are people within the Black community with shapes that aren't considered realistic and have even affected job opportunities... because someone felt a certain type of way. That's not cool at all, it's discrimination... so in the spirit of body positivity, let people represent themselves and show love to people of various shapes and sizes or it says without saying that... you're not welcome. New reporter, Demetria Obilor is a prime example of someone who was body-shamed by a hater, but she took a stand and got the support she deserved.

On that note: When you're preparing your first or next game... and you want to venture outside of what some consider to be the norm for game protagonists, represent well in terms of the game and I'm sure it will be well received. If not... it doesn't matter how the protagonist looks.

Now on to the actual Stellar Blade game!

Embark on the quest to restore Earth to humanity's grasp with Stellar Blade! This brand-new, narrative-driven action adventure for PlayStation®5 holds the fate of our species in its hands.

Earth, torn apart by enigmatic and formidable creatures, has been forsaken. The remnants of humanity have sought refuge in a distant Colony among the stars. However, now it is time for EVE, a member of the 7th Airborne Squad, to journey from the Colony and reclaim our planet from the malevolent force known as the Naytiba that has ravaged it.

EVE's objective seems clear-cut at first: eradicate the Naytiba and unravel the enigmas of the past amidst the ruins of human civilization. Yet, as she confronts the Naytiba one by one, she discovers that her mission is far more complex than anticipated. Nothing is quite as it appears...

Now, let us delve into the character of Eve.

Hailing from the off-world Colony, where the remnants of humanity seek refuge, EVE's arrival on Earth is met with catastrophe. The 7th Airborne Squad's endeavor to reclaim the planet from the Naytiba is met with a sudden and brutal assault, leaving her unit in ruins.

Survival seems nearly impossible, but EVE's fortunes take a turn when a scavenger named Adam comes to her aid. Guiding her to Xion, the last remaining city on Earth, Adam becomes her ally in this perilous mission.

Lily, an engineer, known as EVE, is determined to carry on her task: eradicating the Naytiba entirely. Recognized as the "Angel" by the remaining inhabitants of Xion, EVE ventures into the hazardous region, unveiling its hidden wonders at every stride. As she progresses, it becomes evident that she confronts more than just a fight against a powerful adversary... Her convictions and everything she has believed in thus far are on the verge of being challenged.