Gamers have spent the past several months arguing over whether Dead or Alive’s third bikini-clad vacation simulator deserves a Western release. That’s a lot of time and energy wasted on the worst game in the series.
Because, of course it will. Though, don’t hold your breath just yet for a Western release.
Acknowledging that the Dead or Alive fighting franchise has a sexy image problem, community leaders at the series' go-to forum have added an over-sexualized costume soft-ban to their tournament rules. Reactions from the community-at-large have been overwhelmingly negative.
Japanese fighting game Dead or Alive features a bevy of curvy ladies punching and kicking each other in the face. For years now, the DoA's have been talking up two things: Fighting game mechanics and boob physics.
You know how it goes when you're facing another person in a fighting game round: both players have whittled off some chunks off the other's life bar and the match seems up for grabs. That's where I was while playing Dead or Alive 5 at Tecmo's booth today. The person manning the display already whupped me a few times…
Career ninja Ryu Hayabusa is going to have a busy year, now that Team Ninja has officially unveiled Dead or Alive 5 for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 in the form of this "pre-alpha" gameplay trailer.