Parasite Eve fans have been clamoring at the fact that Square Enix confirmed that Aya Brea would not be appearing in a steamy shower scene within the upcoming PSP release, The 3rd Birthday. However, due to strong fan demand, the development team has caved in and is in fact including a shower scene in 3rd Birthday.
Currently, I’m unable to decide whether this is a little creepy at how it came together or if it’s something I should just laugh at. The shower scene isn’t the only revealing moment within the game either. Apparently Aya’s clothes will regularly tear and reveal her body throughout the game as you fight your way to the ending. This wasn’t implemented to appease fans or to create a stir though — but instead, to convey realism.
“You may actually find some of the features erotic or sexy. But that’s not our intention, really,” he told Eurogamer.
“For example, Aya, as she continues to fight, sometimes what she’s wearing gets ripped and torn to reveal more of her skin, which lots of gamers may find quite sexy.
“But we didn’t do that because we wanted to show her in a very sexy light. It’s more like that’s reality. If you keep fighting obviously you’ll get ripped and damaged and injured and wounded.
“So we just wanted to make it plausible and realistic. That’s all.”
With that said — how much further did The 3rd Birthday jump up your want list with this news? Go ahead, be honest.