After the translated report of Deep Down not including playable female characters came to light earlier this week, Producer Kazunori Sugiura went on Facebook (via Gematsu) to clear up any misconceptions that may have arisen:
This is producer Sugiura.
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. As the person in charge on the development side, I’d like to explain the matter: There is one male main character in Deep Down. The story is being developed around him and his surrounding Ravens comrades.
At the moment, an overseas release hasn’t been decided, but I am grateful for the attention Deep Down is receiving.
Please look out for more information in the future.
Capcom also offered a similar statement to Eurogamer from Sugiura:
My name is Sugiura and I’m a producer at Capcom Japan. I was informed by a representative of one of our overseas branches that an article containing misleading information regarding Deep Down has been recently circulating and drawing some attention. This article makes the claim that the game has 12 playable characters, all of whom are male. As producer in charge of this project, I would like to respond and clarify.
While the main character of Deep Down is indeed male, he is the only playable character in the game. The story focuses on him and a group of allies known as the Ravens.
Although no announcement has been made regarding an overseas release of Deep Down, we are happy that the title is drawing attention in regions other than Japan. We hope to release more information soon.
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