Capcom has addressed concerns that it offers no options for a female lead character in its upcoming hardcore RPG game, Deep Down. Producer Kazunori Sugiura addressed the issue and explained that an earlier report that there were "12 main characters in Deep Down, all of them male" was incorrect.
Sugiura said on Facebook (as translated by Gematsu) that there was only one playable character in the game and that there's no option for a playable female character because his firm is developing the story around him.
"From our overseas firm, there was big misconception in an article claiming that there were 12 main characters in Deep Down, all of them male," Sugiura wrote on Facebook.
"As the person in charge on the development side, I'd like to explain the matter," he continued. "There is one male main character in Deep Down. The story is being developed around him and his surrounding Ravens comrades."
Moving on to details on a release outside of Japan, Sugiura said that those details have not been worked out yet.
"At the moment, an overseas release hasn't been decided, but I am grateful for the attention Deep Down is receiving."
The game was scheduled to go into beta when the PS4 launches in Japan on February 22, but has since been delayed.