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DmC contains sampled human farts, but Capcom drew the line at old women's nipples

Interesting, some of the things that do and don't make it into a AAA video game. Interesting, but in the latter case particularly, often completely unknown. Which is why we made a point of asking about such things when we got the opportunity to chat to an absolute raft of the team behind Capcom and Ninja Theory's upcoming Devil May Cry reboot, DmC, the other day. The oddest things we gleaned? Well for starters when you play through the game, at some point you are going to hear the bum-trumpeting of actual, real humans who were involved in its making.

When we asked what's the weirdest or most disgusting thing he's had to record for the game, Lead Audio Designer Tom Colvin explained, "Other members of my staff's, erm, flatulence". Apparently it requires "a certain degree of co-ordination". 

Does he have to enforce any particular dietry regime to engineer the right material? 

"No, they're just like that. That's why we have our own rooms. It's not because we make a lot of noise. But generally yeah, we need to be fairly swift with the microphones in order to catch those events"

Tom wouldn't tell us where said farts appear in the game, explaining that "They've just got certain aspects of tonal quality that lend themselves to particular events, and you wouldn't know it was that kind of thing unless you'd heard it beforehand". Sounds like a challenge to us. And probably a case of 'once you hear it, you cant unhear it'. Apparently he can't.

As for things that didn't make it into the game? Considering the apparent creative freedom Capcom gave Ninja Theory in reimagining Devil May Cry, we asked Art Director Alessandro Taini if there was anything that was completely off-limits.

"Yes", he replied. "Nipples. Yeah, it's true. Absolutely no nipples. We actually created some characters, some old women, crazy, like with their breasts out. You know, really creepy stuff. And they said 'No, no, we can't... Well it's fine, but no nipples'.

Probably for the best. Though Taini did say that he never throws anything away in case it can be used later. DLC, anyone?

And don't forget to check out our latest and rather in-depth DmC hands-on. You can find it right here.

10 comments

  • archnite - November 3, 2012 7:07 p.m.

    Reminds me of the spider boss from RE6, completely naked but no nipples or vag...lol FARTS. ratede M for MATURE me arse
  • goluboy-pidor - November 2, 2012 11:47 a.m.

    Piece of shit game. Abomination, ruined my DMC.
  • MyCoolWhiteLies - November 2, 2012 9:06 a.m.

    Is Japan weird about having bare breasts in their games? There's plenty of games coming from them that have weird pervy/fanservice elements, but I don't know if I've ever seen one with explicit nudity. Western games on the other hand have been including breasts from at least the first God of War. Just a weird thing someone pointed out to me the other day.
  • nintendo365 - November 2, 2012 1:40 p.m.

    Its sort of a religious thing. Even their porn blocks out genitals...
  • zelta38 - November 27, 2012 2:50 a.m.

    It's not religious, it's regulatory, watch most of their anime or read most of their manga, if they hadn't drawn the line they'd probably be swimming in porn all the time everywhere. Doesn't prevent them from putting out insanely extreme visuals anyway.
  • MyCoolWhiteLies - November 30, 2012 10:20 a.m.

    Yeah, I believe the censored genitalia has actually led to the more extreme nature of a lot of Japanese porn. Because censored vanilla porn loses a lot of it's appeal, they have to resort to focus on the context, leading to more extreme situations and significant fetishization. None of this addresses my original question though. You see breasts in a TON of Japanese material, but almost never in video games (mainstream, at least). I just have no idea why, especially considering that Western developers have been doing it pretty consistently ever since God of War 1.
  • zelta38 - February 1, 2013 5:25 a.m.

    They'd probably need to invest in Dead or Alive level breast bobbing mechanics if they included them, cost cutting. Quite frankly, I'm glad they're not there, it's just a cheap move, doesn't really have any storyline or stylistic implication.
  • FoxdenRacing - November 2, 2012 8:54 a.m.

    Cue modders looking for a way to re-add nips on launch day in 3... 2... 1...
  • zelta38 - November 27, 2012 2:51 a.m.

    Uh, you think modders want to watch old lady nipples?
  • Z-man427 - November 2, 2012 8:54 a.m.

    Uh...

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