Fans of the Parasite Eve series will remember a certain scene in the second game guilty of getting a lot of gamers hot under the collar. Disturbed from slumber, protagonist Aya Brea decides to have a shower and then fight a monster. As you do. This infamous “Parasite Eve Shower Scene” is embedded below in case you’re so inclined to figure out what all the fuss is about. In fairness, it’s very tame but, how and ever, back in 1999 it was kind of a big deal.
Speaking to Famitsu, director of the next chapter in the series, The 3rd Birthday on PSP, Hajime Tabata has revealed that it, too, will have a risque cleansing segment. It’s also the reason why the game has received a more mature rating in Japan. Tabata said:
“To be honest, with this the CERO rating went up. I wanted to apologize to the publicity and management staff, but they all said ‘This is okay!'”
Producer Yoshinori Kitase also chimed in with some reasoning as to why the titillating scene is appropriate for the game in question. He stated:
“I was hoping to have The 3rd Birthday played by a wider audience, so I was cautious about the inclusion of the shower scene. However, one of the main elements of the game is also the appeal of Aya, so in the end I accepted it. It’s really become a suggestive scene.”