In a not-so-shocking turn of events, Super Seducer has been blocked from a release on the PS4. Super Seducer was supposed to release on the PlayStation store this past Tuesday, but when looked for it failed to appear. There has been no real reason given from Sony Interactive Entertainment about why they’ve canceled the game from releasing on the system, but the BBC has confirmed that “the Japanese company banned the title.”
Ever since Richard La Ruiner’s Super Seducer was pitched and crowdfunded on Kickstarter, it has been met with vitriol from all sides. Despite being described as “the world’s most realistic seduction simulator”, it failed to seduce its most outspoken opposers. Even Kickstarter suspended the campaign after so long, deeming its content to be “inappropriate” after seven days of campaigning, despite the game already having raised $25,300.
La Ruiner, as to be expected, wasn’t too happy about how his game had been received. In the press release of Super Seducer he had this to say: “We have been discriminated against many times as a company that teaches men seduction skills. It’s very hard for us to buy advertising on Google or Facebook, to receive positive press, or to get publishing or content deals.” He added: “We spent a few thousand dollars marketing the campaign, creating the trailer, and running ads. We are very disappointed in Kickstarter for their decision, which we see as discrimination against our business – teaching men dating skills.”
La Ruiner has said that he will not be appealing the suspension. Speaking to the BBC, La Ruina said he expected “a small segment of the population to take issue” with the game, though I doubted he suspected it would go so far that PlayStation would block the launch entirely.
Whether it’ll be the last we hear from La Ruiner is a question we don’t know the answer to. Though if you’re curious and want to know more about Super Seducer, it is now available on Steam. For how long? Only time will tell.