Stellar Blade Developer Discusses Design Choices for Protagonist Eve
Stellar Blade developer Shift Up has opened up about the deliberate focus on the appearance of the game’s protagonist, Eve. The character’s body is based on that of Korean model Shin Jae-eun, and CEO Hyung-Tae Kim has explained the reasoning behind the decision to create such an alluring character.
Importance of Protagonist’s Back Design
In a recent interview with GamesRadar, Kim emphasized the significance of Eve’s back design, noting that “the player is always facing the back of the character when they’re playing.” He explained that since the character’s backside is what players see the most, special attention was given to its design. Kim also addressed the unique scrutiny faced by video games, suggesting that the industry is often subject to more criticism than other forms of entertainment.
Kim added, “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.”
While acknowledging the potentially controversial nature of creating characters that are “unrealistically beautiful,” Kim emphasized the importance of providing an idealized form of entertainment for adult audiences.