Dead or Alive Creator's Next Game "80% Done," Arrives This Year

Late last month, Tomonobu Itagaki of Valhalla Game Studios revealed his new year's resolution for 2014: "finish Devil's Third." According to a recent interview, this may have been more than just a vague promise. » 1/03/14 4:00am 1/03/14 4:00am

Devil's Third Isn't Coming Out Soon

It's been nearly 3 years since Devil's Third was announced. From Tomonobu Itagaki, creator of Ninja Gaiden and Jiggly Ninja Girls Galore – I mean – Dead or Alive, and his studio, Valhalla Game Studios, the apparently hyper-violent action shooter has had a rocky time getting made. So where is it now? Japanese gaming… » 5/30/13 5:30am 5/30/13 5:30am

Latest Dead or Alive 5 Patch Brings Enhanced Boob Control

Just because Team Ninja, the developers behind Dead or Alive, are all out of fucks to give about releasing hyper-sexualized games, that doesn't mean they're not updating Dead or Alive 5. The latest update sneaks in, wait for it, a breast jiggling Easter Egg. Shocking! » 2/13/13 8:30am 2/13/13 8:30am

The Dead or Alive 5 Mousepads Are Pretty Much What You'd Expect

Around five years ago (or so), it was a bit of a thing » 10/19/12 7:00am 10/19/12 7:00am in Japan for game companies to release mousepads, featuring female characters with large breasts for PC users to rest their hands on. So no surprises here with these upcoming mousepads—nor is it surprising to see them pop up five years later. Not at all.

Six Dead or Alive 5 Fighters Looking Depressed and Humbled After Defeat

There's lots of crazy, over-the-top elements in the just-released Dead or Alive 5. Clown cannons, giant elevators of death and tanks blasting away in he background… all these things happen while the brawlers of Team Ninja's latest fighting game are vying for victory. And you can't win all the martial arts matches all… » 9/27/12 5:30pm 9/27/12 5:30pm

Dead or Alive 5: The Kotaku Review [Update]

The Dead or Alive series has always felt like it was my fighting franchise. From the moment I first button-mashed my way to my first counter in the 1997 Sega Saturn import, I knew that I had found the fighter for me. I was entranced by the flow of battles, the block and counter, the wondrous fluidity. Update:… » 9/25/12 12:15pm 9/25/12 12:15pm