Surprise! The thing absolutely nobody was expecting happened: some Dead or Alive players on PC have modded the latest game so they can play with naked characters. NSFW content ahead.
Earlier this year, Dead or Alive 5: Last Round director Yohei Shimbori told MCV that Team Ninja, the developers behind the game, would “like to ask PC users to play our game in good moral and manner. Otherwise, [Team Ninja] won’t be able to release a title for PC again.” But when the game in question involves scantily-clad characters, it was really just a matter of time before someone figured out how to change the textures on the characters to be more revealing, right? Maybe I’m just cynical.
Either way, about 24 hours (!) after the release of Dead or Alive 5 on PC, there were already nudity mods for the game—like these ones, by lustfulillumination:
Undoubtedly there are other nudity mods floating around by now, along with more conventional mods, like ones that improve the graphics or change the appearance of the fighters.
Curiously, a few players have reported that Koei Tecmo is using copyright claims to take down YouTube videos of Dead or Alive mods—and it doesn’t matter whether or not they include nudity:
Koei Tecmo did not respond to requests for comments in time for publication. For now, it’s worth noting that the game launched on PC with quite a few missing features. Additionally, in 2005, Tecmo tried to file a lawsuit against modders who rendered characters in Dead or Alive Xtreme Beach Volleyball naked. It’s unclear whether or not Koei Tecmo will take a similarly harsh stance on modding in 2015, but we will keep you updated as we learn more.