Speaking in an interview, Beowulf's narrative designer Gabrielle Shrager said that there was no way around sliding nudity into the game. Letting fly on the subject, Shrager said:
"There is much sexual innuendo in the game, because the faustian character who is Grendel's mother goes about getting you to sign the dirty deal with her by using her extremely tempting body. So you have that aspect of it and there's definitely no way around it. It's a very, very important part of it."