THE next game in the Hitman series will feature realistic female characters that look like girls you might see on the bus.
After negative publicity over female assassins dressed as nuns in bondage gear, overtly sexualised female characters will be replaced with the sort of women that may, just about, be attainable to the average male gamer.
Head games developer Emma Bradford said: It’s better for everyone if gamers learn to fixate on the sort of female characters they might meet in the pub.
Thats why the next Hitman game will involve Agent 47 developing a lukewarm sexual relationship with Jayne, who is slightly overweight, likes going to Ikea, and wont fucking shut up about her job.
However some proposed female characters – such as Belinda, a whiny, self-obsessed Daily Mail reader who listens to Heart FM – proved too realistic.
Bradford said: Although on the same side as Agent 47, Belinda was the character that our testers most enjoyed killing, usually by the most violent means available.
We didnt even know the games mechanics allowed you to dissolve someone in a washing machine full of acid.
Gamer Wayne Hayes, 17, said: Any game about a near-invincible assassin working for an international murder agency demands only the highest standards of realism.
“Also, I think its about time the games industry did something about sexist stereotypes. I cant get turned on anymore without looking at a large-breasted space marine and you dont meet many of those in Stoke-on-Trent.
The trend for increased realism in games is also extending to male characters, with the forthcoming Grand Theft Auto: Swindon to chronicle the adventures of Colin Bryce, a tubby driving instructor with angina and a gammy leg.