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This is how to sell Soulcalibur V

Advertisements promoting Soulcalibur V have begun appearing in mainstream papers in Japan, like Nikkan Sports, reports Andriasang. Highlighting the swollen bosom of Ivy, the ad says “This spring, your chest swells with anticipation,” and promotes the title’s upcoming Japan release on February 2. Also released by Namco Bandai today, is a new video of the game’s opening cinematic.

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tplarkin72167d ago

Japan does some things right. If only their games were as good as their art.

teething2167d ago

And sex continues to sell.

zeeshan2167d ago

Maaaaan.... I should have been a photographer!!!!

SwampCroc2167d ago

Kind of Broad..... I believe Metal Gear and Metal Gear Solid are Japanese games...

not all Japanese developers are bad.. Different cultures have different tastes.

Man In Black2167d ago

The English version of this ad has the caption on her tits saying "Go big or go home".

GraveLord2167d ago

This sort of advertising will be very effective in America as well.

NAGNEWS2167d ago

iam going to buy this game

RedHotChiliPepaSpray2167d ago

1 isn't that far away from 7 I suppose ... But still ....

Scrooge2167d ago

Haha! It wouldn't be a Japanese action sequence without a controlled skid from the hero. A battle hardened war hero never goes out without perfectly feathered hair either. Haha, I love Japanese games.

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zeal0us2167d ago

Every country use sex appeal to sell items nothing new.

After seeing that....off to go find some S.C hentai, peace

kidding.

Redempteur2167d ago

don't worry comiket 82 will get you covered

CoLD FiRE2167d ago

Even terrorists use the 72 virgin excuse to convince the suicide bombers to do what they do!

StayStatic2167d ago

What if it turns out to be 72 male virgins , then your screwed.

ssb31732167d ago

Seriously Namco, I know breasts are great, but still...

Rainstorm812167d ago (Edited 2167d ago )

You motorboatin Son of a B**ch LMAO

-Mika-2167d ago

"This is how to sell Soulcalibur V" to preteen boys. A real man would find this disgusting and it sad that namco is advertising like this.

Hufandpuf2167d ago

Disgusting, no. Immature, yes.

Ducky2167d ago

You appear to have it backwards methinks; preteen boys are usually the one to find boobs disgusting.
You know, cooties and all that.

D3mons0ul2167d ago (Edited 2167d ago )

A real man would find boobs disgusting?

Hahaha, oh wow

I'll have to file that one under "trolling"

There's no way you could be serious

ThirstyforFanta2167d ago

He's not a troll.. He's just a kid trying too hard

MidnytRain2167d ago

Well, maybe the image itself isn't gross, but the way they're marketing is pretty close.

Ness-Psi2167d ago

@mika you obviously aint a man.

FunkMacNasty2167d ago

I'm with mika.. a real man is not "disgusted" by the breasts, a real man is disgusted that the mass media wants to play to the unsophisticated simple minded male steroetype to sell their products. To me, this ad campaign is akin to selling dishwashers to women with the slogan "now you can spend more time ironing clothes and watching soap operas."

People will buy this game because they are interested in the game. If they buy it because they want to see pixelaated breasts, my best guess is that they've never seen real ones.

Majin-vegeta2167d ago

Lol i'm 22 do i find this disgusting??Lol hell no it's just a video game and i happen to love boobs hence my comment on the top :p.

NBT912167d ago

Yeah? I am a 20 year old man and I can read between the lines, its not the boobs that he meant was disgusting, its the fact that A) they belong to a videogame character, I can understand being attracted to boobs, but being attracted to a collection of pixels is quite another. And B) the fact they are marketing a game with a picture of boobs and nothing more is a bit of a concern, real or otherwise.

gamingdroid2167d ago

I think a real man would at least be interested after seeing that....

NeXXXuS2167d ago

I'm gay and boobs are fun lol

gamingdroid2167d ago

@NeXXXuS

I did think about that population, but decided it would be a lengthy comment for something short so I left it out.

Hopefully I didn't offend you, as that was not my intention.

By the way, what is the proper term to refer to someone gay (as in not negative way)?

kaveti66162167d ago

Breasts do not disgust heterosexual men, and probably don't disgust homosexual men, either.

We are predisposed to liking breasts. They're very nice.

Pozzle2167d ago (Edited 2167d ago )

"Breasts do not disgust heterosexual men, and probably don't disgust homosexual men, either."

Same goes for women. They're a perfectly natural part of the female body, and I'd hate to think someone finds a part of my body disgusting just because it exists. :(

gamingdroid2167d ago (Edited 2167d ago )

@Pozzle

I find fat people pretty disgusting. Sorry to all you obese people.... heck, I find other men (if naked) pretty disgusting in general. I'm not sorry about that.

insomnium22167d ago (Edited 2167d ago )

@gamingdroid

You find naked men disgusting? I'm sorry but that sounds like a serious case of homofobia to me. Naked men are just as natural as naked women. Obese people are always disgusting but that has nothing to do with sex in my case. Obesity is more like a disease imo. It's a disease that we should all work to rid ourself with. It's quite easy really. A simple substitution method goes a long way.

Ontopic:

I'm dissapointed this bosom was not in the video. I like the sight of beatifull and lustfull women. I like to watch greatly built muscular bodies of men too (not over the top muscular though) since my main hobby is budybuilding. Regular mens' bodies are just boring. Not disgusting in any way though :)

insomnium22167d ago (Edited 2167d ago )

Yeah sure disagree away. All you 14-20 yo boys need to reassure yourselfs about how to be a man and it must be the step one of that ladder that you can never ever under any circumstances say that you like how a man looks.

A real man cannot give compliments to other mens' biceps or stuff like that right? I mean that's what GAY people do right? That's the same as bending over to a guy when you give an honest compliment to his appearence right?

OK have it your way. I'm a man and fat and other naked guys are disgusting..better? Can I haz my agreez nao? How about if I say that quality over quantity rules in games and Kinect is the greatest thing eva. Can I haz a bubble?

Hey someone agreed with me. Thanks! That was fast.

gamingdroid2167d ago (Edited 2167d ago )

@insonium2

***All you 14-20 yo boys need to reassure yourselfs about how to be a man and it must be the step one of that ladder that you can never ever under any circumstances say that you like how a man looks.***

That's a stereotype... but don't let that stop you.

***A real man cannot give compliments to other mens' biceps or stuff like that right? I mean that's what GAY people do right? That's the same as bending over to a guy when you give an honest compliment to his appearence right?***

It's quite different to compliment someone on their bicep and standing next to a naked guy. That said, it's nice you continue to perpetuate further stereotypes.

As a body builder, you might feel comfortable with that, but it doesn't mean we all have to.

We all don't stare at body parts and try to perfect it in "our" eyes in some way. I'm not even sure if that is healthy.

***Obesity is more like a disease imo. It's a disease that we should all work to rid ourself with.***

Actually, obesity is very natural based on human nature. I do agree that we all should try to get rid of it.

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sikbeta2167d ago

disgusting? wow, some people really take things too serious...

Baka-akaB2167d ago

"your real man" still finances Hugh Heffner's expensive tastes every months

JeffGUNZ2167d ago

There is absolutely nothing wrong with a nice set of boobs. The only compliant is that the boobs are anime and not a real set of meat-t_ts.

Squadron40Dive2167d ago

Obviously you must live under a rock, sex sells and so does idiots...........

FreydaWright2167d ago

I'm one of the few people who agree with you. Sex doesn't sell. Sex makes me want to have sex. When I watch a Burger King commercial with half-naked women, I'm no longer thinking about hunger; I'm thinking about having sex. I believe the "sex sells" mentality is such a cliche marketing strategy that only works if you're legitimately advertising porn.

Kos-Mos2167d ago

Please do explain when a heterosexual man stops looking at woman. Please do.

2pacalypsenow2167d ago

So real men dont like boobs?

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