AI: Somnium file creator has some deep thoughts about gender identity – attention

Zero Escape And the AI: Dream Files writer and director Koutari Ushikoshi He took to Twitter recently with a little trivia about the gender identity of one of the minor characters in his last game, AI: Dream Files – Nirvana Initiative.

*Note: This article contains minor spoilers for AI: Dream Files – Nirvana Initiative.

His original tweet thread delves not only into Marco’s gender identity (an artificial intelligence designed to help police solve crimes by diving into the minds of key criminals and witnesses), but also about the localization process and why certain choices were made about how the character was referred to in English.

Unsurprisingly, the conservative side of the game’s fanbase has exploded. Some of the complaints were met with sarcastic humor.

Others were met with a sincere outpouring of love in the face of hate.

But the most interesting thing was when the conversation turned to a philosophical view of gender identity in general.

Uchikoshi expressed his support for the LGBTQ+ community in both AI: Dream Files Toys. In the original game, Mizuki Tells Mama the owner of Marble Bar, “The LGBT community is rich in sensuality, has excellent taste, and is full of talented people and artists. And they share a common struggle…that makes them more sensitive and empathetic. That’s why so many of them are so kind and caring. And they choose to live their lives, on their own terms. This It means they have a strong backbone. So, because of all of that, I really respect them. They’re even kinda cool…”

The same feeling is repeated in the sequel where Mizuki is polite People who discriminate against LGBTQ people, the disabled community, and other minorities. the games Encyclopedia entry For LGBTQ+ it also clearly states: “The acronym LGBTQ+ stands for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer/Questioning. I love them all!”

source: Kotaro Ushikoshi on Twitter