Nier Automata’s Creator Explains Why 2B Wears High Heels

Nier Automata’s Creator Explains Why 2B Wears High Heels


Hello everyone, Tom from Censored Gaming here. The Creative Director for NieR: Automata,
Yoko Taro, recently attended a panel at PAX East where he answered a variety of questions
regarding the game, its localization and why its female protagonist 2B, a combat android,
wears high heels during battle. Back in January, Censored Gaming covered Taro’s
interesting response to the controversy surrounding 2B’s often visible butt and the fan art
that followed. His response was to simply request that all
of the fan art be collected in one place for convenience and be released on a weekly basis. His explanation for why 2B wears high heels
is equally as quirky. He goes on a long explanation on how he imagined
an android would look 10,000 years in the future before admitting that the biggest reason
is that he, and I quote, “I just really like girls”. Taro was also asked if there are any differences
between the original Japanese release of the game and the English Western release. He says that the overall setting of the game
is very much the same and that there were no alternations made between regions, with
one exception. Apparently the name of a character had to
be changed because of copyright reasons. The rest of the differences come down to subtle
localization choices that were made by each region’s respective localization teams. He says this was so that it better fit the
language it was being translated into. With these exceptions all versions of the
game are identical, Taro reassures. However, he admits that he doesn’t speak
English very well and probably wouldn’t notice if they did decide to change everything. A link to the full panel with Taro, which
answers questions such as why the creator never allows his face to be shown in public
and instead hides it behind a mask, can be found in the description. I’ve been Tom from Censored Gaming. Thank you for watching.

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