Sony's Shuhei Yoshida shared his opinion on DOAx3 and the culture clash in general
'differing cultural ideas on depiction of women' caused #DOAX3 cancellation.
Translated and paraphrased by a twitter user
Article with a translation of some excerpts
Instead of being conscious of an overseas release, it was probably judged to be better to aim only at the Japanese market. After all, there is a cultural difference. That’s because in the west the awareness on how women should be depicted in media such as games is different than in Japan.
As for my personal opinion, if a representation is generally acceptable to the public within the Japanese culture, I think Japanese people don’t mind, but it is a difficult problem.
I really liked Dragon’s Crown for PS3 and PS Vita, but the title was harshly criticized and received some very low review scores.
Shuhei Yoshida clarified what he meant about that Dragon's Crown comment here:
I know, it was lost in translation, I said some reviewers knocked down the score based on some character design
Dragon's Crown got flak for the character designs of the Amazon and Witch, and the artist/designer was even accused indirectly of being a pedophile or pandering to pedophiles (which doesn't even make any sense).
An image shared by a twitter user, demonstrating the media's attack on previous DOA titles wherein they accuse the games of being sexist or misogynistic.Edited by geoxile - 12/15/15 at 12:10am