Nival’s upcoming MOBA Prime World, in beta now across North America and Europe, including its native Russia, is receiving some overhauls of its characters in some regions so as to avoid being yet another action game where your only lady character options are small, lithe and scantily clad.
Marc Singer, a producer on Prime World, knew when he signed on that being generic probably wouldn’t fly in the US, and so he’s aiming to make sure the character options you’ll have once the game enters official release are different from what you’ve come to expect from other fantasy games.
“Whether it’s taking a female hero and making them male or taking a male hero and making them female, making a young hero older or an older hero young or even turning them into something completely different, we want to give a lot of skin options that are not just hairdos and colour changes,” Singer told PCGamesN. “We want to completely shift them from one spectrum to the other — we want effeminate males and we want burly, bulky females; we want animal style stuff and old women and young kids.”
As somebody who plays Diablo III as a female barbarian — who is appropriately huge — this sounds pretty appealing. And in a MOBA market utterly dominated by DOTA 2 and LoL, anything that can help a new game stand out as it move forward will help in its marketing.