Zero Suit Samus has a new costume
And guess what…
It looks amazing. But, I’m just waiting for the people to complain about it. Like, really? REALLY? For a fighting game, this doesn’t look indicent or offensive.
"This is Sexual Objectification"
Has anyone played Street Fighter?
Those are some adorable strawmen on your “argument” there but let’s get some things straight
1) Objectificaction in other games does not justify objectification as an ongoing resource. Yes, fighting games have been knows to have problematic outfits, this doesn’t mean that Nintendo MUST give similar outfits to women in their fighting game. If anything, it’s disheartening to see Nintendo fall in a pit it had previously cleared. Even if they didn’t fall as far down as other fighting games did.
2) Yes, Samus has been sexualized. It could stop. I mean, people could stop sexualizing Samus just because she’s a woman. You don’t want to stop, that’s a different thing, but you totally could.
3) You see the high heels those women in your photos are wearing? No? Of course you don’t, that would be highly impractical. Also, all of those women chose to wear those clothes because of the nature of the sport they practice, Samus was put in that outfit by designers.
You can have your objectification cake, seriously, and yes, Samus does look awesome, just stop pretending that it isn’t objectifying because it is.
And also, is Link only wearing a short and sneakers (standard crossfit gear for men) because “it’s easy to move around and it doesn’t make them hot while pumping iron”? No! It’s almost like only women get to have their revealing outfits justified while men are kept safely seen as characters, not objects.
But hey, they could’ve shown more cleavage and decided against it. FINALLY, EQUALITY!