In celebration of Halloween, The Nostalgic Gamer has released another episode of his “Meet The Darkstalkers” series, this time focusing on the Queen of the Soul Bees, Q-Bee. When originally designing the concept of a bee-woman character for Darkstalkers, the team’s initial idea was for her to be a type of mutated insect that uses other insects as a form of attack, however, following the submission of Akira “Akiman” Yasuda’s concept, the design was further refined until it became the character’s final design we all know and love today.
According to Haruo Murata, “Q-Bee” is meant to be more of a class type than the name of an individual character, and he originally didn’t think she needed to be added to the game because she was too creepy. However, Character Designer Bengus argued that she could be considered cute and adorable if players imagined she was designed by Shotaro Ishinomori.
You can catch the full video below to learn more about the Soul Bees, as well as the alliance they forged with Jedah Dohma in Vampire Savior to ensure the survival of their population.
You can see some of The Nostalgic Gamer’s coverage of other members of the Darkstalkers cast at the links below.
Source: The Nostalgic Gamer