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Offensive Soul Calibur V poster taken down

Sex sells.  I'm not in marketing, but I've heard the saying time after time.  Namco might be taking it a little too far though.

Namco took the internet by surprise when they revealed a risque poster/ad for their upcoming game Soul Calibur V.  Despite it's NSFW, I'll admit it's an accurate portrayal of the game - women's breasts are unnaturally over-sized in it.  While some considered the poster featuring Ivy's breasts to be smart marketing, others said it was tasteless and offensive.

Soul calibur v poster

So how does Namco follow up a giant post focusing on a woman's voluptuous breasts?

How about a poster that focuses on the nether region of one of the characters in the game?  That's what Namco Bandai did with their second Soul Calibur V poster.  This time, they might have gone too far.

After the racy photo appeared on their Facebook page, there were so many complaints that Namco decided to pull it.  Luckily, we managed to snag a copy before they removed it.  For those of you wondering, yes, that is Voldo gyrating on your computer screen.

Soul Calibur V poster 2

So what do you think?  Is it smart marketing or completely tasteless?

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