No Plans to Bring Dead or Alive Xtreme 3 West, Developer Koei Tecmo Fears Backlash [UPDATE 2]


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[UPDATE 2]

Koei Tecmo has issued an official statement regarding the entire debacle.

Here’s their statement

The comments recently made by an employee regarding Dead or Alive Xtreme 3 on the official Dead or Alive Facebook page only reflect that individual’s opinion and not the opinion or business strategy of Koei Tecmo Games.

We remain focused on delivering the best in fighting entertainment to our fans around the world, while consciously respecting and strategizing to support the different global audiences the Dead or Alive franchise lends itself to.

Dead or Alive Xtreme 3 remains in development and is still planned for release in Japan and Asia only.

[UPDATE 1]

We’ve learned that the Koei Tecmo Europe official Twitter account has addressed the community manager’s original statements on Facebook.

“Kudos to the [Team Ninja’s community manager] for being honest. But if you really want it, you can import [the English] ver.”

They even linked to the game’s Asian version listing, over on Play-Asia.

[ORIGINAL STORY]

Previously, we’ve been reporting on Dead or Alive Xtreme 3 with the hope that Koei Tecmo would eventually announce a western localization for the game – the publisher even teased the possibility if fans demanded it enough.

Now, we’re hearing a different story, if the community manager for the company is anything to go by. As spotted by some of our fans, the developer was seen responding to a fan inquiring for the game’s western release, over on their official Facebook.

“We do not bring DOAX3 to the west and won’t have any plan change in the future. Thank you for asking,” said Koei Tecmo, when asked if the game would be coming west.

The developer continued with a very troubling and foreboding message, as if our greatest fears are literally coming true regarding moral outrage and games being censored or abandoned:

“Do you know many issues happening in video game industry with regard to how to treat female in video game industry? We do not want to talk those things here. But certainly we have gone through in last year or two to come to our decision. Thank you.”

This is a stark contrast to what we’ve seen Koei Tecmo do previously, i.e. put out flagrantly violent and or sexualized games with little to no comment on how the outrage police in the west perceive said games.

I’ve reached out to Koei Tecmo’s PR in the hopes of getting some clarification, and I’ll update this article should I receive any.

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  • Sergio Nacher Fernández

    Well, better start holding onto those imported copies! Sock Juice has once again spoiled videogames for everybody.

  • Etherblaze

    This is one of the reasons I support #GamerGate :| I feared that Japanese developers would be afraid of localizing their games because mainstream SJW game journos help raise such a stink, lying, shaming and insulting.

    This makes me really sad. Even if I wasn’t going to play it. It makes me really damn sad.

  • Malcolm_Ecks

    KT and Nintendo seem to be the only ones bowing down so far. Nintendo has censored their games (and 3rd party releases) of games since the SNES.

  • daggot △

    If this is true I won’t be importing Xtreme 3. As much as I like the series. I don’t wanna support companies that bend a knee to social justice anymore whether its letting them fuck with a game or giving up in general. Its a fucking shame, I used to buy these games and lay em with my older brother for shits and giggles and we were actually excited for this release even it was to be jp onry.

  • DreamlessWindow

    This is a bigger problem than most of us think. If publishers won’t buy you the rights to publish your game in the west because of girls in swimsuits, you may stop putting girls in swimsuits in your games altogether, so this doesn’t become an issue, and you don’t lose a part of your market. Unless a huge amount of people change their habits and start importing in the light of these events (quite unlikely due to the language barrier), even Japanese developers, that so far have been unaffected (at least directly) by all this bullshit, may start autocensoring their games, leaving the few of us that really consider importing with no options left. Hopefully, they will be too worried about alienating their core audience (the Japanese themselves) to do that long enough for the storm to pass.

  • Micky Kusanagi

    I’ve had this question in mind for a while: is #GamerGate having any impact in Japan?” Looks like it is, on Japanese developers at least. Thank God for the import market!!

  • Offendatron_5000

    It’s fun watching my favorite industry kill itself with the downward spiral of…

    – Non-customer gets upset at content of a game
    – Company makes changes to please the angry non-customer
    – Changes cause customers to not buy game
    – Game doesn’t sell well and publisher starts overing less, making less money to produce more games
    – Game company begins to shrink as revenue/margins decrease
    – Game company releases new game

    -Repeat until industry is dead

    This won’t stop until game companies sack up and just produce what they want how they want and how the customer paying the bills want.

  • I’m waiting for confirmation before I get properly pissed off about this.

  • SpecialK

    Sadly makes sense, considering the current anti-freedom climate of SJW neo-hipsters looking to impose their antiquated sexuality-negative Puritan values onto people. As long as there’s that “Asian” english-language version, we’re fine, though. Kudos to Koei Tecmo for being honest and also for making it accessible to we interested folks who still value freedom and individual thought.

  • Master Bating

    “We do not bring DOAX3 to the west and won’t have any plan change in the future. Thank you for asking”

    Do you really need more?

  • Juan Manuel M. Suárez

    Oh man, my feels. I guess that Chinese version with English subs suddenly became a must have~.

  • TsukuyomiMagi99

    Honestly I don’t blame them it’s sad but that’s the state of the world we live in. Not only would the game cause controversy here by oversensitive SJW’S but would’ve been censored by happy zealots with an agenda. I’d rather import games with English subtitles from now on then to see the games I love be damaged by these sociopathic fuckers. Personally we need to stand up against these evil bastards and take back the industry that we nerds built upon our backs. Otherwise gaming is slowly going to be taken over by these fuckers and true freedom of expression will die.

  • Juan Manuel M. Suárez

    It’s easy for you to say, you aren’t the company who could get massive backslash from the media~.

  • James Hewitson

    Glad I have my collecters PS4 edition preodered, if you want it you’ll have to suck it up and import it unfortunately.

  • Juan Manuel M. Suárez

    KT isn’t “bowing down”, if they would, we would never see any DoA in the West nor it’s scandalous DLC costumes. This game is just asking for trouble, it’s just one game. If it becomes a pattern then yes, but I wouldn’t put them in the same level as Nintendo yet~.

  • Calem

    >so far.
    Blade and Soul is another game that got censored just recently. And these are the big cases with know of.

  • Wonderkarp

    Thankfully the Import has the English Subs. so at the very least I can get that.

  • GonzoLewd

    The only reason I’m not bummed by this is because you can buy it on Play-Asia.com and the game has english subtitles anyway.

  • Mr0303

    But SJWs don’t want to take away our games. Just intimidate anyone who would commit thought crime.

  • Calem

    But that’s like giving in to their demands and just accepting defeat. It has english subs this time, but what if the next game isn’t available on a console that is region locked and what if the next game won’t have english subs?

    With next game I mean the next game that will get censored, not necessarily a DoA game.

  • undub lover

    I guess it’s time to learn Japanese and import everything unless you prefer the butchered censored version.

    I fear for the future of dead or alive if this continues.

  • Vfanatic

    Just more proof that Politcal Correctness has been taken way too far

  • chizwoz

    Why are so many idiot publishers oblivious to the fact that NOTHING HAPPENS if you just ignore the hate mobs. If anything it’s good for business.

  • TsukuyomiMagi99

    Hopefully DOA will have subtitles from now on.

  • DreamlessWindow

    Remember to also import your nintendo hardware, since they are regionlocked.

  • Vfanatic

    Actually Asian version is supposed to come with English Subs

  • TsukuyomiMagi99

    #Gamergate

  • Dr.Weird

    better yet, don’t buy nintendo until they drop the region lock and stop supporting censorship

  • DreamlessWindow

    Sure, but that’s the choice the company has to make. To get backslash from the media or to get it from their customers.

  • Eldhin Hellknight

    We got this on 2006 and we won’t on 2016 because what? Really?
    https://youtu.be/aaNCavTUJXs

  • DreamlessWindow

    You know what? You’re right. That’s better.

  • GonzoLewd

    Pfft, they won’t make another Xtreme game, the only reason they did this one was to cash in on more swimsuit DLC. This might as well should’ve been an expansion for 30 dollars, depending on if they even bother adding new systems to it.

  • I know, I’d just like an official statement from the dev/pubisher, not a Facebook comment.

    I just want to be reeeeally sure before this becomes the thing to rustle my jimmies the most in 2015.

  • WB1c_Marathon

    Honestly if pubs just started having the Asian versions with English subs for all their games I’d support that 100%. Sjw’s would have a much more difficult time then.

  • TsukuyomiMagi99

    It’s not Gamergate that’s having an effect on Japan it’s SJW’S. The thing that worries me is that Japan’s passiveness won’t work against these people. They’re authoritarian they won’t quit until you’re their slave and even then treat you badly. We as a global community need to stand up against them.

  • Metal Geek Solid

    Pussies at least the PS4 is region free

  • Kain Yusanagi

    NES*

  • GonzoLewd

    It’s not accepting defeat, it’s not like it’s impossible to buy imports nowadays. That’s a little slippery slope logic to put out there, Koei Tecmo almost never fucks with Nintendo consoles except for one DOA game on the 3DS, but that’s it. The way things are now with KT, they almost seem to be in league with Sony, and Sony hasn’t really been region locking their recent consoles, not since the PS2.

  • Raspberry

    effing SJW trash. oh well at least there is Asia english version.

  • Mea K

    This is horrifying…

    We need some megaphones of our own if Koei Tecmo seriously believes SJWs are representative of the market. As it stands a vocal minority is ruining video games by causing shit everywhere. I’m not sure what we can do to counter that, but there has to be a way.

  • Madbrainbox

    Remember:They don’t want to take our games away.They are our friends.

  • Pico

    Backlash from the media is free publicity

  • John Tesh

    The multi language Asian version of games probably have butchered Engrish subtitles though.

  • TsukuyomiMagi99

    Don’t underestimate the power of stupid people in mobs. If GTA IV could be banned by Target in Australia who says they can’t do shit.

  • Offendatron_5000

    I swear, if I win the lottery or somehow fall into a mound of wealth, I’m making a game company called BST Games… Big Swinging Tits or Big Swingin Testicle Games. You pick what the acronym means to you. The games will be bombastic and imports will be brought over a plenty.

  • Madbrainbox

    And tits.If I only need to understand the menus.

  • TsukuyomiMagi99

    Ah the Streisand effect I hadn’t thought of that good point!

  • Sergio Nacher Fernández

    They are the friend nobody likes. Like Jerry. Except much, much more annoying.

  • TsukuyomiMagi99

    I’d take that over a censored game anyday. Sides bad translations can be funny.

  • dsadsada

    Previous English-Asian games have been passable in quality. The only one I’m aware of that was bad was the first SAO game.

  • PenguinPlayer

    “Worrysome” is not a strong enough word to describe this state of affairs. A company is outright saying they won’t translate something because they are worried of the backlash. Would a movie company do the same thing? Or a record label? Produce a work and then refuse to release it to other markets not because they lack the resources, but because of possible backlash?

    I think not. They have money in their minds, and the more markets the more possible cash. Which is what Koei should have in their minds too: Not the backlash from people that won’t buy it, but the niche cash they can get from this and from milking DLC from losers that like swimsuits.

    CAPITALISM, HO!

  • epy

    Fuck you Jim Sterling!

  • FGB’s not gonna like this news…

  • dsadsada

    “but what if the next game isn’t available on a console that is region locked”

    Then I’d go ahead and buy it since it’s on a console that isn’t region locked so what’s stopping me? Jokes aside and to answer your actual point, I’d just stop buying from Nintendo. Which actually is what I’ve been doing ever since the GBA died.

    “and what if the next game won’t have english subs?”

    Send in the request that I want english subs and hope as well as encourage others to do the same; let the developer know there’s a potential market. I especially don’t need it to be a western release personally since I live in Asia.

  • Sakurai

    KT, alienating your customers in favor of people who would be outraged by the mere EXISTENCE of the game, even if it doesn’t get localized, is a silly move.

  • Flin

    Living in Brazil, I can only think that my country is geographically on the wrong side of the world. But seriously, I can not understand why not bring the game? America has always had a reputation for being more conservative, but so far had no problems like that. Is happening a very serious movement in the United States for not to publish a game for it? Because Koei Tecmo must think that if it is not accepted in the United States where is the largest market, not worth bringing to the rest of the West. Sorry some linguistic vices.

  • TsukuyomiMagi99

    Basically Japan is scared of these SJW’S because of their power to fuck up everything they touch and Koei is trying to protect themselves. Or to put it another way, the inmates have taken over the asylum.

  • Mr0303

    I don’t know if he talked about this, but I support the general statement.

  • Etherblaze

    Big Swinging Titsicles.

  • Firion Hope

    This is why I knew you can’t just ignore these types, they’re parasites who’ll keep feeding until everything fun is dead. I’m disappointed in them bending to their knees though, a smear piece on kotaku or polygon or whatever ultimately means nothing other than increased sales, it’s nothing to be afraid of. Thank god for the asian english release in this case…

    Also this really highlights the importance of region free.

  • British_Otaku

    Fine, I’ll stick to Homura’s tan lines from Senran Kagura instead.

    Yeah, seriously speaking this is the beginning of a bad trend if Koei Tecmo hold back not only on this but other localisations or content (I imagine DOA proper will be fine, same with NG) and other publishers take notes.

    I was hoping for the usual “Nope, not enough money in it” response.

  • TsukuyomiMagi99

    Like someone else mentioned in this thread we need to make enough noise to the Japanese gaming industry that they’ll be okay if they release their games here cause the fans who support them will outweigh those that wanna fuck em over.

  • Bianca Ann Saracino

    The asian English version of Meoro Chronicles had fantastic english subs, only a few minor hickups, the SAO infamous release if probably the out liner and I wouldn’t expect anything of the sort for DoAX3

  • Rautaputki

    You guys need to start sending emails to Koei-Tecmo and tell them your opinions. Let them know that you want the game and explain the situation. Be calm, polite and rational as much as possible. Reference this article if you feel its necessary to explain your views on the matter. With good luck they might do at least a poor Steam/PC or other digital release of the title.

    USA/Europe contact form: https://koeitecmo.info/inquiry/kte/
    Japan contact form: https://www.koeitecmo.co.jp/inquiry/KTInquiry
    USA email: [email protected]

    Europe twitter: koeitecmoeurope
    Japan twitter: koeitecmogames
    USA twitter: KoeiTecmoUS

  • British_Otaku

    Xseed and Marvelous have the guts, not so much other members of the Japanese gaming industry. Many of the others are willing and welcoming to localisations which cut out elements which may draw drama (even if it happens to be in games which had none or western games).

    I’m on your side but we always outnumbered those trying to fuck over game releases unless it is a super duper niche H game, but never really had the outreach of opponents.

  • koksuckaahh

    Mainline DOA is chock full of sexuality, I mean for crying out loud!, look at all the costume DLC they released for the girls! Senran Kagura is full of nudity and sexuality but the only thing censored was the ages of the girls for the oversea’s release, All I can say about Oneechanbara is “Disk Hole” and “Fruit Parfait”. Plus we get manga like Tenjo Tenge, Prison School and Monster Musume Uncut but now this kinda content is an issue?, KT is full of hypocrites and liars.

  • Luna Kazemaru

    he hasn’t so not sure what that statement had to do with this

  • TsukuyomiMagi99

    If we’re the ones with the advantage then we need to exercise it and show our solidarity to the Japanese gaming industry.

  • daggot △

    And? I’m a part of the target audience they’ve given up on with this desicsion. I guarantee you the wide majority of those bitching about this game don’t give a fuck about it or ever had any plans to buy it in the first place. At this point any “massive backlash” the media has given games with “risque” content such as this one has just bolstered sales. This incident is special because the company has publicly admitted to giving up in response the turbulent waters in the western market and I won’t vote for it with my money because its sets a precedent for others.

  • Patrick Toworfe

    So it’s exactly as we’ve been saying *sigh*. This is how it starts. Thanks SJWs. Just like the one bad kid in school ruining everything for the whole class. Yeesh

  • British_Otaku

    Tackling your last bit: “Video games are still for kids”.
    For whatever reason, no one acknowledges mature content in other media being far beyond it and more in reach of minors but groups are keen to jump on a game almost arbitrarily.

    KT aren’t the worst ones here.

  • British_Otaku

    Numbers is only one side of a battle, appealing to morality tends to be pretty powerful nowadays. :/

    Yeah, we definitely need to show our support for uncensored releases. I think it actually runs deeper than the Japanese gaming industry but also games having cuts when going to Japan and other unnecessary things.

  • Offendatron_5000

    Now in your grocers’ freezer!

    (I know what you meant but I read it first as an icy booby treat :p)

  • DanijoEX ♬ the Cosmic Owlzilla

    Welp, looks like I’m importing either way. So I’m not really concerned.

  • British_Otaku

    You could at least buy the games which are fine you know? The Wonderful 101 and Bayonetta 1 + 2 are good. The staples of Nintendo (Mario, Zelda etc) tend to be localised well when memes aren’t jammed in as well.

  • butter toast

    #WeLikeTits?

  • anonme

    I just wanted to play video games…

  • TsukuyomiMagi99

    Yeah this is definitely true. Apparently people’s feels is more important than logic. :(

  • British_Otaku

    The Legend of the Dark Witch 2 has some iffy English subtitles but is decent enough for a simple action game.

    Honestly, the only SAO game I want to play is the one with the terrible English subs. “Black man” instead of “Man cloaked in black” or “Black swordsman” is brilliant.

  • Lucas Vinicius

    T.T we are two.

  • TsukuyomiMagi99

    We all do. :(

  • Patrick Toworfe

    I know right? I FUCKING know right? But now it’s all politics and gender wars, and now shit is actually being censored and prohibited. “Not trying to take your games away” my fucking ass ¬_¬

  • butter toast

    *points to prison school funimation dub*

  • British_Otaku
  • koksuckaahh

    Suppose your right, at least the asian version has english subs. I’ll take 2 please.

  • TsukuyomiMagi99

    I thought that was just the dub. If I remember correctly the subtitles weren’t affected.

  • butter toast

    what, no heavily accented “CHOCURATE MAN”?

  • Bananalint

    What’s with all these developer’s and publisher’s being pussies? What do they think the worst will happen to them jeez.

  • Bianca Ann Saracino

    Hey don’t exclude us flat chests! We can be sexy too ;D

    You better bring all the boobs over! haha

  • British_Otaku

    butter toast might have meant that you want subtitles to avoid that sort of thing in DOA. I don’t think it is likely though.

  • Offendatron_5000

    DFC will be a division of BST. You do the acronym math. ;)

  • British_Otaku

    Who?

  • butter toast

    does the hair still clip though the tits?

  • Bianca Ann Saracino

    I own DoAX2 but didn’t know this existed, oh my if that exists in DoAX3 with those graphics…………. :P

  • Bianca Ann Saracino

    It’s far from an ideal solution and it doesn’t help the issue at the core but if this is going to be an even bigger trend in the future I hope Japan or Asia realizes that there IS a market for these games and the west and more and more games that wo7uld be “Problematic” have English subs planned for their release.

    Asian English editions while getting more and more frequent and getting better translations are still relatively few compared to what is released so while this doesn’t help the situation in NA it would make it so at least the games are import friendly and readable.

  • NuclearKangaroo

    “we wont take away your toys”

    even i am surprised of how quickly that turned out to be bullshit

  • doublescrub

    DOAX is the most bland, typical fantasy possible. Hot girls doing stuff on the beach in swimsuits. Yet it’s been put on blast for being an example of extreme misogyny for years, and everyone here knows what would happen if this one came out in the west. My question then is, if women playing sports in bikinis is so harmful to society that people will actually cheer that it’s being kept off our shores, what the fuck are we allowed to fantasize about? Because this is ridiculous.

  • Bianca Ann Saracino

    “Just go watch porn” Is usually their reply haha

  • British_Otaku

    Dead or Alive Paradise is pretty “Xtreme” too based on this original ESRB rating: http://www.esrb.org/ratings/Synopsis.aspx?Certificate=28660&Title=DEAD%20OR%20ALIVE%20Paradise

    It was originally more harsh >_>: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dead_or_Alive_Paradise#Controversy

    I’m a little curious whether this means they plan on removing Dead or Alive Paradise from PSN too, I’m 99% sure it is up there for purchase.

    Half this post was going to be about pole dancing characters in video games, but unfortunately the only ones I know are Dante in DMC3 and Bayonetta.

  • Bananalint

    Fine Game Bitches. Though their youtube is Fine Game Girls. I’m sure you’ll love it.

  • Joey

    What has Jim said about this? Cite a source.

  • koreawut

    My wife has (had) none when we met. She’s a good sport and we tease each other. One day she magically had some and I–I can’t believe how honestly I said this–exclaimed: “LEVEL TWO ACHIEVEMENT!”

    Oh, yes. That is us and my wife is sexy so I must agree with your assessment. Or should I say boobsessment?

  • blackice85

    I’m curious too, pretty sure he hates censorship as much as anyone here.

  • TsukuyomiMagi99

    FLAT IS JUSTICE! LOL

  • British_Otaku

    … British Summer Time Games?

    It would be nice for us to be a little less prudish.

  • Dr.Weird

    I wouldn’t, but also because I don’t care about nintendo much outside of a few DS games, got my 3ds a while ago before I knew what they were doing but I sure as hell won’t be buying anything else from them

  • BaronKrause

    Its not really asking for trouble when you can quite literally just ignore every single complaint, its not as if there is any legal issue to worry about.

    In the end for these kinds of games, the bigger the moral outrage, the better the press for anyone who would potentially buy it.

    It’s like hearing outrage about how bloody an action movie is, just means you want to see it more.

  • Juan Manuel M. Suárez

    I wonder about that; by media I mean review sites [though I’ve an inkling a game like *this* would get a lot of people up in arms] and it’s undeniable that they can hurt the perception of a game. Take some niche games on the PSV for example:

    * Valhalla Knights 3 got trashed for its sexy time minigame and trust me, as somebody 113 hours into the game, I find the whole game to be fun. It’s not a masterpiece, but it’s fun~.
    * Monster Monpiece got trashed for its rubbing mechanic even though when you cast that aside, it’s a very quirky and fun TCG~.
    * Senran Kagura got mixed reviews for the silliness of the oversexualization even though the fanservice is there not to instill fapping but to cause lulz~.
    * Akiba’s Trip 2 is a very fun game that got poor reviews on account of the silly fanservice which, again, is only there to cause laughter~.

    When you ask somebody without a PSV what do they think of those games, it’s not uncommon to get told that the PSV is just for “weebs” and pedophile games. That image comes from one source: media. So I can’t fully agree that backslash from media is only free publicity unless the ones reading said media are people with an already defined idea of something~.

  • Juan Manuel M. Suárez

    What backslash will the company get for not bringing a game over? Nobody’s going to stop buying their games just because they don’t bring DOAX3 overseas. And if you think otherwise, I don’t think you are being realistic~.

  • Offendatron_5000

    Burly Simulated Tickle Games

  • doublescrub

    I’ve been thinking the same for a while now. The content will always exist, but only in budget games like Senran Kagura, because those publishers don’t give a fuck about western sales. But if you like Capcom girls, or your Tifas and Lulus, they’ll start disappearing because, even if the moral argument fails on Japanese devs, the general idea of “this causes bad press in the west” still gets through.

    Which is unfortunate for those of us who like playing hot grills in videogames, but aren’t willing to put up with bad games to do it.

  • TsukuyomiMagi99

    True. My comment above only addresses a symptom not the cause of the problem. Like I said before, we need to stand up against these SJW’S and make them an impotent force in the market. While I fully support Asia only releases with subs whose to to say the SJW’S won’t catch wind of it and try and shut that method down? They’ve already have taken the preemptive on sexbots.

  • British_Otaku

    Fair enough. I am still hoping for a region free future complete with quick localisations which don’t cut or edit things unnecessarily myself, but had good fun with Nintendo’s stuff as I find my way around the region lock.

    For earlier portables, there was no problem. The Wii and GameCube are easy to get around. The 3DS? I imported a Japanese one, not a perfect solution but it was the right decision for me.

    If the NX is region locked, I’ll probably still have one but end up having the right region to get games I want uncut while ignoring flawed releases. (More or less the Wii U plan – though I’m somewhat considering a Japanese Wii U if there isn’t a regin free method in the next year or so)

  • TsukuyomiMagi99

    Except porn for men objectifies women according to their logic. Even when the women fully consented to it. You honestly can’t win if you’re a cishet male.

  • Micky Kusanagi

    Okay, wrong word choice on my part ^^; And yes, seeing how some Japanese developers are surrending to SJW’s demands isn’t a good sign…let’s hope such developers stay a minority.

  • TsukuyomiMagi99

    You like to play with hot grills? Careful you don’t burn yourself lol ;)

  • Bianca Ann Saracino

    Haha that’s a great story! Your booblessment is correct! ^_^

  • chizwoz

    GTA 5!
    Yeah, but that wasn’t stupidity. That was virtue signalling at a time when they’d already made 99% of their profits on the game. They wouldn’t dream of banning it on release day.
    Luckily, there are more and more people who hate this crap and we definitely outnumber our enemies. There’s only so long you can go against the tide.

  • butter toast

    if they can pull that to dubs it isnt unreasonable to expect the tainted subs as well

  • Zizal

    Sometime I think JP developers do this kind of responses and self censor to trigger a backlash against the SJWs in the west. Maybe i’m just overthinking it.

  • Remy Redgrave

    Fine Game Bitch’s.. keep up

  • TsukuyomiMagi99

    Good point.

  • TsukuyomiMagi99

    Yeah I meant GTA 5 my bad :p

  • epy

    Copypasta from One AngryGamer GTA V gets banned article. “During SGC 2013, Jim Sterling and Adam Sessler came to the defense of
    the Feminist Frequency campaign that’s led by Jonathan McIntosh and
    voiced by Anita Sarkeesian, to say how these kind of campaigns against
    the gaming industry – painting it as a misogynistic and sexist
    environment – wasn’t going to take your games away.”

    Pretty much alluding to that.

  • Vcom7418

    It’s sad, but it feels like we are not getting the game because Xtreme isn’t as popular here. Let’s be real. Outside of sexiness, we all just play this game to laugh. That’s not a bad thing.

  • British_Otaku

    Probably overthinking it, but you can’t really say that creating a pattern where press perceived your content as degenerate AND you basically argue that you don’t think it is fit for markets outside Japan is a sound strategy.

    Prior to Bravely Second, I could name plenty of games featuring characters or designs like Amy’s which never got a notable backlash. Now those types can say that one game had to cut it out, so others should follow.

    I just think the JP developers are really dumb or misguided or whatever. Not that they are deliberately aiming to ruin the chance of some games their creators make being able to be adjusted for NA release or localised at all.

  • Luna Kazemaru

    again the hell does that have to do with him and this no one told them not to bring the game over its just KT not able to dish out some boogie man

  • Dr.Weird

    good luck with that, nintendo has never taken advice from fans before, not sure why they would now.

  • Zizal

    I have another theory since they didn’t make marie rose too sexy they might want to say we listened to you our fans and now we will bring the game to increase sales.

  • Manny Being Manny

    You do realize its the Western branch making this choice right? Punishing the Asian branch for the Western branches decisions is dumb.

  • British_Otaku

    They didn’t? I’m sure the people they are referencing wouldn’t like any amount of sexy and Marie Rose in the same game.

    It would be nice to see them spin around and claim they are going to localise it, but this seems like the biggest case of “Only if we can cut a lot out and you’ll all hate us regardless”. If only based on them panicking.

  • That’s easier with Cemu coming out.

  • Manny Being Manny

    Well, they did give us English subs on the Asian version so thats the alternative. Not much different from the Moero games having English subs but not risking the backlash from releasing them here… at least they are still letting us play them in English since the hardcore fans will still import it.

  • derram

    Not enough people want to play bland social justice games so they’ll make sure there’s nothing else. And every time gamers try to organize to fight this kinda shit they get smacked down by moderators and the press.

    Meanwhile, gaming conventions are being overrun by panels on feminism, following the path of every subculture they’ve taken so far.

    They’re going to destroy this industry while keeping us silenced.

  • landlock

    Luckily this game is getting an English release in Asia.

  • British_Otaku

    That is pretty extreme. They took a lot of notes from Club Nintendo, actually to the point that Sticker Star on the 3DS was terrible (dumb fans exist I suppose or they misunderstood the advice) and they also acknowledged our interest in region free gaming in a pre-NX interview.

    I’m feeling 50/50 on whether the next platform will be region free and that is a lot more positive than I have been for other region locked hardware.

  • froyton
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  • British_Otaku

    Guess so. People are definitely getting hung up on the implications of this and how this is an established series where all of the DOAX games including DOAP were localised. Games with more girls and similar features.

    Didn’t know that Moero did that.

  • Luna Kazemaru

    he’s not wrong tho lol fail to see how that has to do with anything with him when KT is the one who can’t take some heat that will not even last long and always blows over

  • Brimfyre

    While there is some truth to it, I think this really shows that a lot of the censoring in the last year hasn’t been from the western branch of companies but from the Japanese branch based on their perception of the western market.

    On these forums after the Xenoblade thing I think, someone wrote to Nintendo of Germany and asked “what the hell” and the German branch said it was Nintendo of Japan’s doing. I think in Japan, they just see all the lunatics on Twitter, and just think that is the popular opinion.

    The western division has to know it ultimately hurts them more to change these things or not release them at all. So what if some people on Twitter are upset, the amount of sales you make would vastly outweigh any negative feedback from an insular community. But because they are so loud, they seem much bigger than they actually are. So they have achieved exactly what they wanted.

    There is clearly a viable ecchi games market in the west, especially on Vita, which this game is also releasing on. If they took the time to look at some of the numbers of Senran Kagura they might change their mind.

  • Zizal

    She always have the least revealing costumes even the day one edition costume. She doesn’t have butt crack like other characters. They always dealt with this character carefully. Even when some one made very good costume in a Halloween contest they rewarded him but didn’t put the costume in the game.

  • Bianca Ann Saracino

    Play Asia needs to open pre-orders for Moero Crystal already! ^_^

  • TsukuyomiMagi99

    Hey Jimmy Bob. It’s called a social chilling effect you’re utter lack of self awareness disgusts me.

  • epy

    Oh nice. He even said “go look up some hentai or something”. Bianca Ann Saracino called it.

  • lucben999

    Western localisation companies explicitly cite their own political and ideological reasons for the censorship, while claiming it isn’t censorship of course. See the article about Blade and Soul.

  • British_Otaku

    Pull out the Bingo Card guys.

  • daggot △

    I view them as a whole.

  • Burst Limit

    This is truly a sad day in gaming and i had the feeling that this game not being announced for the west was because of all the drama surrounding female characters in videogames. I see time and time again people try to down play the influence that these non-gamers have had on our beloved hobby but its showing guys whether you want to believe it or not .

  • British_Otaku

    He isn’t wrong that KT are at fault for the decision, but the decision shouldn’t have to come to this at all.

    Target and KT have the right not to be servicing us with some products, but is it right, does it actually make sense or is it a shortsighted response?

  • British_Otaku

    So they are actually careful despite her being 18+ apparently? Okie dokie. I guess it is more in character to stay away from the silly stuff, but 99.9% of the cast haven’t been that lucky.

    A link to the refused Halloween costume submission?

    Am I right that Ayane and Kasumi had more revealing stuff even when they were younger?

  • Joey

    Cheers. He still could import it like the rest of us though.

  • Brimfyre

    I’m not saying the western branch isn’t sometimes at fault, but this is clearly a case of the Japanese branch not understanding the western community, and the same seems true for Nintendo and probably Square.

  • British_Otaku

    Don’t expect him to go through the expense, but it would be nice to see journalists do it even if they don’t end up liking the game or content.

    He did talk about how access shouldn’t be the end all of your content in his last Jimquisition, though that wasn’t in regards to region locks but blacklists.

  • Sentsuizan_93

    Disgraceful. The fact devs are actually FEARING backlash from the easily offended is upsetting to say the least. With answers like this, it’s safe to say we’ve gone backwards this generation. Absolutely backwards. I hope Koei reconsider their decision here. The people crying about how a game is offensive to women and “objectifies” them, they are not your audience. They are people just looking for things to get mad at under a banner of “justice”, so they can dismiss critique against their ideals. The real audience are people who actually went out of their way to request the game’s localization.

  • Pseudo Arch

    The market is being dictated by people that don’t even participate in it. The fans of the games are being punished because non-fans bitch like cry-babies on Twitter and Kotaku.

  • Dr. Hunky Jimpjorps

    This has nothing to do with SJWs or GamerGate or feminism. The DoA Xtreme games have always sold poorly in the NA/EU regions: DoAX 2 barely cleared 100,000, and has a 53 on Metacritic. Tecmo is just finding a convenient excuse to stem the bleeding.

  • Joey

    Do you have a source for the sales figure?

  • Meittimies

    Thanks Kotaku and Polygon, you sure have helped gaming grow, by dividing the markets even further.

  • Dr. Hunky Jimpjorps
  • Harrison Jaegermeister

    But if you really want it. The Game is Region Free and it’s possible to change the menus to english bruh…

  • Zizal
  • British_Otaku

    Whatever the sales in the west were, those sales were probably enough.

    They seem to reuse assets from the main series and we’ve seen lewd games get away with sales under 100K in Japan alone but become a series before.

    VGChartz? Nope. Get a statement from KT or something, I won’t say it sold a million but any spinoff series which has all of the games localised is probably doing well worldwide.

  • Memes

    Just fucking gas SJWs, and NeoGaf with it.

  • Offendatron_5000

    In this particular case, yes. But a) that is not always the case and b) offense of non-customers shouldn’t take away from a game making it here.

    Trust me, I had this thing ordered day one from Japan and Korea versions. I’m a big fan :p

  • Phantoo

    This was bound to happen someday

  • Dr. Hunky Jimpjorps

    They obviously weren’t “enough” when DOAX2 killed the possibility of a DOAX3 for years.

    Face it. People who want the wobbly tiddy games with a thin veneer of gameplay aren’t the silent majority you seem to think they are.

  • Burst Limit

    Can you list where you can purchase the game? also will it cost more because because times are hard.

  • Zizal

    They will release the game in Asia with English. I don’t think a digital release will be that to much when a smaller games can come and the translation work already done. Sorry but your point is bullshit.

  • Derek

    Until they fijd that we are abusing this loophole and talk to playasia they didnt intend to sell to westerners. Look at illusion geoip block for example

  • Sentsuizan_93

    Funny. Haven’t seen any statement saying sales were a factor.

  • Offendatron_5000

    Play-asia has the Asian (multilanguage) version in its various forms. If you want the Japanese version (doesn’t have english text for in game talk), go to a place like NinNin Games or Nippon Yasan or Amiami.

    Play Asia is Korean so their jp titles are pricer because you’re essentially dual importing (JP to Korea then to wherever you are)

  • British_Otaku

    Do you have a source confirming that it was killed by the lack of sales? Anything on the lines of “DOAX2 sold poorly, so we are putting off the next one”?

    At best, we could guess that they did Paradise to keep costs low but there was already a trend of releasing one DOAX per generation anyway: 2003 (DOAX – Xbox), 2006 (DOAX2 – Xbox 360), 2010 (DOAP – PSP) and 2015 (DOAX3 – PS4/Vita).

  • John Tesh

    Good to see things have gotten better.

  • E M P

    Thanks for more Honoka booty <3

  • Lord Dagger

    SJWs are a bunch of hypocrites; they complain about sexy video game pixels but support stupid bullshit like “free the nipple” and “slut walks”.

    These video game companies need to stop listening to these hypocritical groups, that claim to be about “fighting for justice and minorities”, and grow some balls.

    This is coming from someone who is considered a minority — and even I can see how full of shit these SJWs are.

  • Ryan Barrett

    There’s a difference between misogyny and playful sexuality. A HUGE DIFFERENCE. It’s too bad feminazi dogma tells them to believe otherwise.

  • Kumazyx

    Go on twitter and tell @koeitecmoeurope and @KoeiTecmoUS that you’re disappointed that they’re buckling to some pressure from people who aren’t even their audience, and tell them you want the game.

    Sometimes they listen.

  • Pico

    Doesn’t this show that it sold more in NA than in Japan?

  • How did the west end like this? When did it critically bug? Guns are always fine, but women in bkini aren’t? But hey, i can sense a pointless debate anyway… And i’ve already preordered the JP limited edition XD

  • Antoinant

    Daily reminder you have the shittiest 3D mousepad :^)

  • Derek

    Not really, if GTAV and Saints Row is any indication. Too bad about not getting a fanservice game though.

  • Mea K

    Why do none of these people understand the difference between titilation and porn? Is it because they’re so sex-negative it’s all the same to them?

  • Obelisk

    You aren’t much better. Why do you care about pointless fanservice? You hate SWJ for caring about pointless stuff yet you to do it.

    We need a term for people like you. SWJ 2.0?

  • Mighty No. 56008

    Wow, just wow. So it’s gotten so bad that they don’t even want to bother to release the game here and make some profit (most likely) because of all of the “controversy” that would come with it.

  • Derek

    This was the fear I had with Yakuza 5 that SJWs ruined localization chances. And now it has happened to people who wanted this.

  • Bianca Ann Saracino

    I’ll have you know that the Marie Rose mouse pad that comes with the PS4 DoAX3 shall be the GOAT! ;D haha

  • doublescrub

    He’s not completely wrong, but how can he say that bloggers didn’t influence this decision, when it was explicitly stated by KT that it influenced their decision?

    He’s right that people should focus more on KT here than the nebulous cloud of social justice. I’m willing to bet there’s a few people on the NA team that constantly petition the JP branch to tone it down, or cut stuff for their release. I kind of figure there’s some of these guys at most localization branches. It’s a shame we can’t talk to the JP side directly, but if we could do that, we wouldn’t need the NA side to begin with.

  • Frederick Turner

    And so it begins!…. I knew this day would come….. It took some time but the storm is finally in sight. This is how it all begins… First developers make a game but then have to limit the market because they’re afraid of what might offend… Then eventually the developer who start limiting their creative choices because they are in a constant state of paranoia……that they’re going to tick off some group that’s on a witchhunt for any reason they can to have their opinions heard. Eventually somewhere down the road game developers will be so terrified about people getting angry with their choices in game choices… That all games will start running the same formula as “Farmville” and “Candy Crush”!….. and even then I’ll still be people who are be trolling it saying that “Farmville” promotes greed and miss treatment of farm animals!….and “Candy Crush”!!…somehow promotes diabetes and bad eating choices!!!!… Or other ridiculous amounts of bullshit!!!…. I might be jumping to conclusions but I’m starting to think that the age of video games maybe slowly dying…..
    Lol…… You know somehow I feel like I jinx this game!….lol. Like the guy mentioned in the article before there was a discussion about this game and I made out the point that everyone seemed to have a big stink about over sexualization a female characters in the new streetfighter V……sigh…

  • DanijoEX ♬ the Cosmic Owlzilla

    Even if it does work, there’s the censoring we probably have to deal with. Which translates to : “All hell breaks loose.” and people will blow it out of control and reason.

    And then it’ll go downhill afterwards…Not trying to be pessimistic or anything, but I’m just not seeing any miracle for this…unless it’s by pure luck or somethin’…I don’t know.

  • jet jet

    hopefully now more people will see what a horrible blight the sjw’s are in the gaming indusrty

  • Richard Miller

    So the truth finally comes out.

  • Cody

    Oh? Is that true? You have to buy the Asian version and not the Japanese version for the English text?

  • buddyluv324

    “Do you know many issues happening in video game industry with
    regard to how to treat female in video game industry? We do not want to
    talk those things here. But certainly we have gone through in last year
    or two to come to our decision. Thank you.”

    Typical bullshit excuse considering how KT or Tecmo have made a name for themselves with the DOA series, not to mention all of the DLC costume packs being dished out for DOA5:LR. The KT PR is just another example of wanting to talk a bit game, but only does things half-assed.

  • Pepperkeet

    It’s AMAZING TO ME how SJW now have more power than PAYING CUSTOMERS… It’s stunning to me how this happened so quickly…

  • Offendatron_5000

    Yes. Menus would be English I bet but in game text… You better study up if you don’t already know japnese and buy the jp one.

  • gerton shref

    We need to make these developers and publishers fear OUR outrage, the people who actually buy their games, more than they fear the outrage of gender studies college kids who don’t even play games.

  • chaoguy

    **Koei Tecmo Forums**
    http://forum.koeitecmoeurope.com/forumdisplay.php?80-America-American-Embassy

    **Koei Tecmo Email**
    [email protected]

    1. Link them to the Niche Article.
    2. Explain you are SICK of puritan hipsters telling developers what games want.
    3. Ask them to pass on your comments to head office in Japan.

    Also, find the japanese email address and use google translate to send them an email.

    Be polite, explain the situation, and demand better.
    Don’t let others speak on your behalf.
    Tell them what you think.

  • jlenoconel

    This is unbelievable. There’s only one person who’s really responsible for this shit, and her name is Anita Sarkeesian. She’s the one who started all this crap with calling games misogynistic. If she hadn’t opened her mouth, none of this crap would be happening.

  • jlenoconel

    That’s not really good enough though is it. This kind of censorship shouldn’t be happening in the first place.

  • Sangaz

    I’d like just once to see a developer turn around to an SJW and say “fuck off, you bottom feeding cunt”. These self-entitled feminazis genuinely make my blood boil. I don’t know if I could hold myself back from punching an SJW if I saw one complain about fanservice in person. Male or Female. Gender Equality woohooo!

  • Nagato

    Don’t worry, Bianca, you’ll get enough loving over here~

  • Bianca Ann Saracino

    Haha! :P

  • Dr.Weird

    Yeah but most of the games will still suck on the new platform, guaranteed, just like with every system since the gamecube. Mostly because nintendo is great, for first party games and occasional exclusives, but you’ll never see more than a handful of lack luster ports because they use outdated tech every time.

  • Didney Worl

    When Anita says “we will not take your games”
    We heil, heil, but still she takes our games.

  • Shippoyasha

    So what happened to people saying the SJWs are not a threat? That the moderate feminism being overtaken by radical ideals nowadays is not going to hurt gaming?

    What happened to people saying it isn’t about taking games away from gamers and stifling expression?

    Where are they?

  • Demetrius Coleman

    Gaming localization has been shit lately anyways. Companies like KT always keep an eye out for what’s happening with other games being localized and reactions. I’m not saying this is a COMPLETELY good thing they’re not doing it, because they may influence more jap devs/companies to refuse to localized their games, but all we can do right now is get it from PlayAsia.

    The way thins are with gaming now needs to change, and bad. Because if it don’t, all hope is lost.

  • deadeye

    I’m not buying that reason. Outrage and backlash over a game has only ever INCREASED sales in the long run. Most of Dragon’s Crown success was because sites like Kotaku and Polygon attacked it so much.

    This sort of thing hasn’t stopped any other publishers from localizing games, what makes this so different?

    It feels like just a cop out to me. That reasoning is incredibly flimsy. Or they’re deliberately causing outrage themselves to generate buzz. Either way, I think it’s bullshit. There’s no one here to blame but KT.

  • Toxic Avenger

    You don’t have to support GamerGate to be angry about this.

  • Neojames82

    So first it was ultra-conservatives in the 90s, now it is ultra-liberals that are trying to control the gaming industry. Same fucking song and dance. I thought we overcame this shit when we got rid of Jack Thompson and company. Now we have Anita, Wu, Chu, Harper and their kind and it is even worse thanks to social media.

    What’s very sad is that they are both sides of the same coin. What are they trying to do? Protect people from “harmful media” for the “betterment of society.” Yeah, know what happened last time a government imposed such laws in their country? Do the names Hitler and Stalin ring any bells?

  • Neojames82

    Yeah this is going beyond GamerGate at this point. This is just outright banning of media and censorship, plain and simple.

  • Luna Kazemaru

    You are actually buying into what KT just posted man i expected better from you.

  • buddyluv324

    Apparently Jim Sterling is still sticking by that statement:

    http://ask.fm/Jimquisition/answer/133036604130

  • Infasis

    This is so pathetic. If they’re gonna be like this maybe I should stop buying all these Atelier games and stuff and give the money to someone who cares. It’s only a matter of time before those are problematic too right?

  • Neojames82

    Sterling can go fuck himself. Overrated blow hard.

  • UUDDLRLR BASTART

    Life in the west is daily growing less entertaining, but if all else fails there is always trusty old rape I guess.

  • Zanard Bell

    It’s either the Japanese are overestimating the influences of the SJW clack-a-trons, or that they don’t trust their product well enough to stand the rigors of ‘negative’ backlash. Either way, this is a dark day for gaming.

  • Neojames82

    No but you see friend, if games like these are stopped then rape won’t happen ever again!!

  • SpermPellets

    I knew it wasn’t coming to the west, there’s just no way it’s going to happen with all of the SJW madness and Politically Correct BS going on these days.

  • Luna Kazemaru

    he is right tho this is all on KT lol all they are doing is deflecting and ofc you guys are eatting it up. They still supporting DoA 5 atm with some of the skippyish outfits most likely worst then what you will see in this game yet made a post like that. That excuse is so poor and holds no ground

  • Chris Gregoria

    This absolutely sucks as far as the industry goes, but in this particular case, I feel like it isn’t so bad. With the Asian version being English subtitled, we’re not all left out in the dark. Of course, it’s more money to import, but (assuming the English doesn’t suck like it did in the first release of Hollow Fragment for example) then we’ll actually have an ‘English’ version without localization. That’s really not so bad.

  • Didney Worl

    Oh come on. Sales had nothing to do with it, if it did, Dead or Alive Paradise on the PSP would’ve never been released here. Koei-Tecmo even stated that it was because of the SJWs and the fear of the kind of backlash they’d get from them.

  • Demetrius Coleman

    It’s not, but just like what I said not too long ago, I hope this don’t influence more companies/devs to not localize their games because how things have been lately in gaming, that would totally suck. I’m glad there ARE companies that completely understand how people feel like XSEED and don’t buy into SJW B.S though.

  • JoaoZangetsu

    calling people idiot because he doesn’t have any argument is pretty childish, as expect to those type of people, they are not to blame, unless they release a campaign accusing people of being misogynistic and then calling this criticism and not just a type of slander/defamation.

  • Kiryu

    So there you have it gamers,this is the current toxic/fear atmosphere sjws have created,thank you very much sjws but hey;like Sarkeesian appologists said,she/they are not taking away our games right?
    Thankfully KoeiTecmo still has a heart for core gamers in the West and gives us an uncensored version with English subs.

  • Luna Kazemaru

    the comments here eatting this up without regard is kinda amazing and they say sjw’s only spin shit holy fuck

  • Shippoyasha

    I hope it is not true but for them to even tease at this just will make the situation worse. Whether KT has plans in mind or not. If they are playing the marketing game, this is going to bite them back.

  • lucben999

    Jim, as usual, is covering for his journo buddies. The guy is a snake.

    This is squarely the fault of the games press and SJWs.

  • buddyluv324

    “They still supporting DoA 5 atm with some of the skippyish outfits most
    likely worst then what you will see in this game yet made a post like
    that. That excuse is so poor and holds no ground”

    Case in point. I dont buy that’s its just a “corporate decision” because of what we’ve seen as of late there’s usually some factors that influences their decisions. Besides we are taking about Koei Tecmo. A company that has a name for themselves due in a big part of the DoA series.

  • Chris Gregoria

    I absolutely agree. But, if companies do stop bringing their games over, I hope they’ll adopt this practice of English subtitles for the Asian region as a standard. That’s what I’m hoping for at least. I don’t mind the extra cash if it means the absolute original product, even with shoddy translations.

  • Luna Kazemaru

    Like i said this response is honestly the most poor man excuse i have seen from them just look at what they still supporting xD all they doing is deflecting shit and not being honestly about something. Wait for an actual response before pulling out pitchforks

  • lucben999

    Well, technically the goal is not to legally ban games, but to use accusations of nebulous societal harm and public pressure to provoke the institution of a self-censorship system like the Comics Code Authority. Reading about Seduction of the Innocent is quite creepy, tons of parallels with Feminist Frequency.

  • Infasis

    I would rather have an Asian version uncensored than a shitty localization, but I still just can’t help, but feel we’re moving in the wrong direction.

  • Kiryu

    We absolutely have to protect these fictional women from being objectified.

  • Luna Kazemaru

    I am pretty sure KT knows who they selling to enough then get scared over some not factors who don’t even support they games to begin with. Wait for an actual response and not some CM

  • I JUST WANTED TO PLAY VIDEOGAMES.

    GODDAMNED SOCIAL JUSTICE TYRANTS.

  • Kiryu

    I know exactly what these people are about,commie scum repackaged as social justice.

  • Kiryu

    We all just wanted that.SJW’s are acting like ISIS,creating a climate of fear.

  • Zizal

    An artist drawing and making his art is more offensive to them than people exploiting women into selling their bodies for money and doing porn for companies to make money is empowering to them. Also I disagree all feminism is bad and there was not a good feminist movement period.

  • I’m gonna say it, if you all value these games and want these games we have to make sure its known to the publishers that SJWs DO NOT decide the market here. You have to send them a message make sure they know we want these games, or this will become the future of gaming for all of us. Want an example, look at the Comic Industry and how sad it is now.

  • anonemouse

    Even then it still sucks that it’s not coming to the Western market. At the very least we can thank Sony (and to that extent Microsoft) for not region-locking their consoles.
    Hopefully a PC version is in order, that seems like a better market for this, with all the visual novel games (adult or otherwise) going around. You know people are gonna LOVE modding the hell out of this.

  • Spectrumpigg

    God fucking dammit. Why?! WHY?!?!?!?!

  • Derek

    How long before they close that loophole though? You know Japan isn’t that dumb and the moment they see us trying to escape from this mess. Their xenophobic attitude will be to tell Playasia their games aren’t meant for NA/EU purchase similar to how Steam makes it so you can’t buy certain games.

  • Derek

    Nothing like shaming peole with anime girl avatar that they are creepers who will never have a romantic relationship amiright?

  • buddyluv324

    We’ve seen this pattern happen before. Look up the Blade & Soul NA censorship. After stating that they wouldnt censor the game, they went back on their word and changed a number of side quests, changing some names within the game and even dumbing down the storyline. If KT’s reason for not bringing DoAX3 to the states changes from what the CM says, it just make them even worse for exploiting the situation and not being honest with their fanbase.

  • Kiryu

    Then you will probably love Katsuhiro Harada,he doesnt give a fuck;

    https://facepunch.com/showthread.php?t=1444712

  • Chris Gregoria

    Eh, I feel like they wouldn’t do that, especially considering the English subs do come in handy for some Asian areas I’m sure. I mean, I doubt the Asian release gets the subtitles for importers like us.

  • Kiryu

    I wish we could go back in time and warn people not to give her money,look at the damage she created.

  • Chris Gregoria

    Oh, it definitely sucks, and I’m not defending the decision! But, I definitely think many people would buy the Asian version over whatever kind of version the West got, whether censored or not.

  • Derek

    Like what they did with Toranoana. The Japanese is going to see this as the equivalent of illegal immigration; we didn’t intend you guys as our audience, go fuck off and play with what we gave you.

    Worse case scenario, they pull a SEnix and region lock any trailers related to DOAX3 as a sign of saying “go away”

  • Ophel

    When you have colleges banning books and authors nowadays cause they are triggering pussies you know we are getting closer to 1984.

  • Immahnoob

    We should make an email campaign and message Tecmo the truth.

    That these people would cry about anything anyway, that they’re a minority and that Tecmo limiting themselves only means they give SJWs more fuel, that standing tall and ignoring them will actually not only not hurt their sales, it’ll boost them because the SJWs ARE the Streisand effect.

    As for the “criticism” they’ll get, the fans will take care of it. They don’t even have to answer stupid shit like that. Ignoring it is best. Freedom of expression trumps their retarded drivel.

  • Derek

    Capcom already shown their pale colors, why else we don’t get Ex Troopers or Sengoku Basara 4?

  • iamarchaeus
  • Derek

    Or not behave like erratic monkeys flinging poo. What the initial response did was the equivalent of Jankowski firing at the Minbari ship only to learn Anita operates on her aura of invulnerability. Sadly there is no Sheridan to save our asses.

  • iamarchaeus
  • sanic

    Eh already importing although this is an bigger issue.

  • tccboss

    I saw the screen cap and I wanted to deny what unfolded in front of me. Sjws cannot get away with this.

  • chaoguy
  • butter toast

    didja feelem up? it would be sad if your teasing caused her to get plastic crap installed

  • Immahnoob

    I hope you don’t mind if I copy your comment and use it on KiA to make an email campaign.

  • Kiryu

    They are a plague not only to gaming but to whole society.

  • plasmacutter

    Welp, SJW’s have officially ruined gaming. Let’s abandon it and make it as irrelevant as US comics. What’s next on the list?

  • 2501

    This is a terrible sign. If Itagaki was still behind the DOA ship, no way would he stand for this shit.

  • Kiryu

    And then they cry and wonder why publishers blacklisted them.

  • Infasis

    I wish I had screen caps of all the times people said that games were safe and thinking that SJW fucks wanted to take them away was ridiculous.

  • Ashton Frazier

    That’s fine, just don’t region lock it.

  • Kiryu

    These people were mocking us and how about we should wear tinfoil hats while we saw this coming miles away,ignorant imbeciles.

  • Pico

    Recreative drugs

  • Neojames82

    I find that even more hilarious because the girls in the game seem like they are just having fun on the beach.

  • I quoted this article in an op-ed of my own. This is censorship by proxy. Social Justice is neo-puritanism, plain and simple. http://minerdchist.com/2015/11/24/neo-puritanism-thy-name-social-justice-doax3/

  • Yabloko Molloco San

    SJW don’t buy games~

  • Joseph Guzman

    If Itagaki was still in Tecmo, he wouldn’t have allowed this.

  • Derek

    No, but they have friends who are weebs who are more conscious about about what they play in fears of not being flagged as a creeper.

  • Yabloko Molloco San

    nah.

  • Maiq TheLiar

    The pattern is already in place. Crybaby SJWs have been ruining games for years now and this is just the latest hit the art medium has taken because of these whiny asshats

  • Kraken

    chalk another one up for sexual repression

  • NO! That’s a very bad idea, it could hurt Nichegamer’s footing with KoeiTecmo PR. Instead of doing that, just forward the archive link with whatever polite complaints you have.

  • I hope this doesn’t affect that much other games in the future.

    Also, SJW should burn in fucking hell.

  • Madbrainbox

    Dumb question.Is this the downloadable version or the box version?

  • Johanna_L

    Whats this??? Feminazis in Japan, that can NOT be true.

  • Pico

    Shimoneta predicted this, our only hope is to find a girl with great amounts of love nectar

  • Bayonnaise

    I would honestly go buy a PS4 right now if that game came to the West, and I don’t even like the PS4.

  • Infasis

    I know, at least I appreciate KT’s honesty regarding this, so maybe people will actually wake the fuck up.
    It really didn’t have to come to this though.

  • edge

    I’m not sure this is the case. I think they were referring to western reactions, or at least I hope so. I really don’t want to see Japan ruined by our western bullshit.

  • Juli

    Backlash them for NOT localizing the game

  • So here’s an idea, why not make a bunch of response videos, and tweet them @ KoeiTecmo to let them know we wan`t these games?

  • Alistair

    I read though it Jim was doing so well till he called out you’re an idiot & still standing we don’t take away your games.

    Then he magically deflect away saying if you want to be mad be mad at KT fir can’t handle criticism well he lying though his teeth criticism eh like SJWs criticism.

    He mumbles on not confident in its products but KT released other games alright.

    Then he took another swipe about the stuff he & others SJWs loath the most HENTAI if it’s in games or not told us go watch Some HENTAI or something.

    Then he end with a punchline it’s a shame though I was looking forward to it why to mock it like.

    But the scary part was the very beginning he mentions NICHEgamer he probably be watching at this minute. What do we say to him?

  • Shippoyasha

    Still, citing backlash is only going to make that happen for real considering SJWs go for weak targets. Either way, it is going to happen now.

  • Freyzy

    congratulations sjws dumbfucks

  • Keirnoth

    The chilling effect.

    youcouldhavestoppedthis.jpg

  • A photo about the subject.

  • Johanna_L

    Cant they just turn off facebook and twitter so they dont have to listen to a pack of insane screaming feminazis here in the west? Thats what I would do.

  • Auntie Whispers

    This is a non issue. Just order the asian release with English subtitles online. That is better than any censored western release would be. I have more respect for Tecmo for doing this, than I do for Nintendo for heavily censoring their games.

  • Keirnoth

    Fuck that fat white knighting feminist fuck.

    Seriously, if he doesn’t understand the chilling effect and the precedence a company SELF CENSORING itself makes on the Western gaming industry, he doesn’t realize how much of an authoritarian dingdong he sounds like.

    I’m pretty sure TB would be on the other end of the spectrum, as I’ve seen him say this before. More or less along the liens of “I find these kinds of games weird, but I wouldn’t want to stop them from entering the Western market” or something along those lines.

  • Keirnoth

    His wife is a feminist.

    I’m pretty sure she blue balls him so EVERYTHING titilating looks like porn.

  • Feniks

    They could still do a PAL physical release. Non PAL territories could import or just accept digital (they will still release on PSN, right?)

  • Feniks

    No loli no life.

  • MusicFanMatt

    I have a disqus account?

  • James Reilly

    Another reason why SJW’s can fuck off for fucking with the game industry climate these last few years. Luckily Asia release is a thing.

  • No_Good_Names_Ever

    Really starting to feel like we live on the Anthony Burch of Earths…

  • Getting Gay With Kids

    Say what you will about Gamergate, but they predicted this shit would happen. These SJWs who are more concerned about politics and the media that supports them are no good for this industry. People need to wake the fuck up.

  • Getting Gay With Kids

    Sterling is blaming the company while protecting the very reason the game isn’t coming here.

  • Michael Spadaro

    NOOOOOO

  • DEADBEEF

    Fucking hell. Who the hell is funding the journos to push the outrage police? These journos were casually making rape jokes not many years ago. Something happened. Something changed. What, though?

  • Joseph Fanning

    The current SJW response to this is “No, see, we’re not TAKING your games away, we’re just PUSHING them away! Totally different!”

  • ZekaZeka

    This shit right here is why LewdGamer.com exist and needs to be the most popular site ever to counteract this fucking PC culture.

    This is getting way out of fucking hand now.

  • Judge Dredd

    The uncontested absurdities of today are the accepted slogans of tomorrow.

    My gaming days are far behind me but when GG erupted I picked a side. I had no horse in the race but one side was attempting to politicize by injecting gaming with PC culture.

    But gamers generally aren’t the smartest and they allowed the narrative to be controlled by those who seek to ruin their hobby. Most of the GG supporters weren’t even gamers but opponents of cultural marxist from outside of gaming.

    Now you gamers are going to pay for your apathy.

  • PleaseHelpMe

    this generation of gaming is awful. rampant censorship because of sjw/feminists and games media backlash, DLC and microtransactions in every game and unfinished and broken games being released that need day one patches because publishers rush the development to meet quarterly earnings…nothing but politics and money now, no passion and love like it used to be. man what a time to be a gamer.

  • Kiryu

    They are not allowed to have fun,it’s offensive.

  • Patrick Toworfe

    Sadly I agree to an extent. Most people sit by and see anything that happens in gaming as a non issues since it doesn’t affect them. But now we’re at the point where this crap is happening. Trust me, apathy bothers me the most

  • Nagato

    Of course the gaffots and other puritans were never going to buy it in the first place; all they ever wanted was to take away the ability for others to purchase whatever they personally don’t like, just because it’s a game from the evil misogynist country of Japan invading their safe spaces.

  • Andrew
  • Rautaputki

    Another big crash is probably coming. I don’t know when or how but it’s coming because the signs of why it would come are in the air. The corrupt press and the less than functional day one release are just part of the problem.

    It’s insane how much money the AAA development eats these days. One wrong move and the 100 million investment won’t return the expected 300 or so millions. It’s going to be increasingly rare to pull those kinds of numbers in future in my opinion.

  • Didney Worl

    As if I needed another reason to say “Fuck Jim Sterling”, after he and MovieBob tried to get a kid arrested for pranking girls on WoW.

  • Darius Garsys

    More like Farneheight 451

  • pff, no region lock gg

  • iamarchaeus

    boxed disc version :)

  • >Xenoblade X has Lynlee censored
    “It’s a minor inconvenience.”
    >Street Fighter V gets buttslap camera angle censored
    “It’s a minor inconvenience.”
    >Xenoblade X gets bust slider and religious references censored.
    “It’s a minor inconvenience.”
    >Blade & Soul is getting quests censored (among other things)
    “It’s a minor inconvenience.”
    >DOXA3 is not releasing in the West
    Lemme guess. “It’s a minor inconvenience.”

    All of these “minor inconveniences” are certainly piling on. Removing just one one Jenga block won’t make the tower shake. But keep removing them, and eventually the tower’s gonna fall (I can’t believe I’m referencing Jenga blocks…).

  • Fient

    That’s it, this is how a defeated and battered medium look after it’s been beaten into submission.
    Self mutilating censorship everywhere and now actual artists afraid of what the angry mobs of the civilized west might do.

    It’s ok TecmoKoei, no region restriction means you don’t need to release games in the west as long as there’s an english sub.

    Big shame no localization also means 0 hopes of a PC port and all the wonders it could bring.

  • Yeah, as someone mentioned Jinga… every minor inconvenience is stacking up, and soon it’ll all topple over itself.

  • TsukuyomiMagi99

    I agree wholeheartedly. We’re all gamers, nerds, geeks, and mostly believers in Freedom of Expression.

  • Madbrainbox

    That would be expensive indeed.

  • キロ

    That’s a shame to hear… even if it is not a game I would have bought or have had interest in buying, the fact there is one less game that will be available to a non-Japanese speaking audience is saddening to hear, especially in a series that had previous entries in other languages. I am sure out there some were really looking forward to it, and now will feel let down and like nothing can be done about it.

  • Fenrir007

    FUCKING SJWs! Just because your shitty games can’t sell for shit you keep going after the things we want to buy! But I’m confident we’ll win this war of attrition in the long run. Enjoy your short lived victory.

    And to Koei Tecmo: whenever a company says “I don’t want your money you filthy gaijin”, the moral pressure to buy said game instead of eye patching it flies through the window.

  • Vitor Santos

    It all comes tumbling down tumbling down tumbling dooooooownnn

    at least we can still import it, and apparently ti does have an English translation.

  • Fenrir007

    DLC is not problematic in the soggy knees kind of way.

  • Didney Worl
  • But it’s an issue every outlet criticizes more loudly than soggy knees, yet it hasn’t gone away because it brings money.

  • Zizal

    Didn’t know Jim Sterling knows more than the company. They already said it on their Facebook the reason is the attacks by SJWs. It’s not surprising he victim blames the company and defend himself and his SJW followers who pay his pateron money. Tecmo localize far more smaller games with more text so the reason isn’t money.

  • Didney Worl
  • Didney Worl

    People like Hideki Kamiya, George Kamitani, and Suda51 deserve our respect and, more importantly, our support.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JtFN8G0NN4M

  • Fenrir007

    Yeah, but DLC doesn’t mean you hate women.

  • Kiryu
  • Kiryu

    Those are alot of “minor” inconveniences.

  • Kiryu

    This gen needs a crash pronto,especially western gaming,too much politics.

  • Kiryu

    100 mil investment and that still doesnt make their games better.

  • Zizal

    If you like to use vgchartz. Then I said it before and I say it again they localize more niche games and worse sales than the one you used. http://www.vgchartz.com/game/85779/deception-iv-the-nightmare-princess/Global/ . The games in your list are very old and on different console and userbase. If it was about the sales the can say it like when they said they don’t have plans to localize

    Ciel no Surge. They have no reason to blame anyone if it wasn’t the case.

  • Kiryu

    Sounds legit.Also if i stole your money and got caught i would just answer;don’t worry i’m not stealing,just looking after your money.

  • Kiryu

    Cultural Marxism happened.

  • Essain Liniar

    Knew it was going to come to this. People should have fought harder. I only hope that gamers e-mail Japanese developers and explain the situation in the West and let them know we still love their games and vision.

  • I think you fail to see the point of that answer from Jim.

    The argument was: DOA Xtreme actually sold more in America than in the rest of the world, and Jim said that if that’s the case, then Tecmo is making a terrible business decision by not localizing X3, and it’s not his fault they don’t want to face criticism.

    tl;dr, this is Tecmo’s call, nobody forced them to not distribute the game in the west.

  • Didney Worl

    It’s not even the money, it was the attention that rocketed Anita to a position of power. We can blame internet trolls all we want, but trolls do what trolls do. It’s the nature of the internet, no one’s exempt.

    Unfortunately, as much as I hate to admit it, Anita is extremely smart and she knew how to turn yet another (ultimately harmless) instance of trolling, into a story of “Sexist gamers who want to keep women out of gaming”. All she had to do was take those comments and market herself as a victim of harassment in fear for her life, then Kotaku, Destructoid, ComicsAlliance, and many more blogs ate that shit up. Then came the white knights who felt bad for her and donated to her kickstarter. They all got to feel good for helping this poor woman by donating $158,922 after she only asked for $6,000.

    The attention made her stupid rich which gave her enough power to influence the gaming industry. Ironically, Gamergate made things worse by giving her even more attention. After that, it wasn’t just some pissant blog talking about her anymore, now she’s on national TV. People who aren’t gamers or even geeks know who Anita is now, and that’s depressing.

    The seeds of social justice have been sown, and now, it’s harvest season. Japanese game censorship is at an all time high, and now, we’ve reached the point where developers and publishers are too scared to release games here for fear of backlash. For all their talks of “progressiveness”, SJWs have bullied the gaming industry into a new dark age of censorship. That isn’t progress to me.

  • Zizal

    The company not wanting to endure organized media attacks who will destroy their image with lies and the feminist mobs attacks is hardly their fault. That’s like a thief having a gun pointed at your head and forced you to give him your money and then someone come and say no one forced you to give him your money. It’s victim blaming and ignoring the really culprit.

  • Kiryu

    It may be progress for them,for me it sounds like the Soviet Union.

  • 「Pyrofrost」

    I have reach out and learned that the reasoning given by the FB CM, in fact, not bullshit. I’m sure Brandon’s source will respond and he will update the article accordingly.

    At this point, the thing for people to do is reach out to KT (contact both of them):
    https://twitter.com/koeitecmoeurope
    https://twitter.com/KoeiTecmoUS

    When you reach out, be courteous and cordial. Show them that there is a real demand for this game. Show them that the demand for this game outweighs the grief they would get. Show them it’s worth it.
    I will stress again, be courteous, be cordial, be professional. None of this, “blah blah #gamergate, blah blah fuck SJWs, blah blah fuck feminists,” bullshit. I’m sure many of you realize this, but judging from some of the responses in this thread, I feel like it needs to be said.

    Anyway, if you truly want to buy the game, reach out and even find or create a petition. Sure it may not work, but it’s better than sitting on your hands and doing nothing, if this is a game you actually want to play.

    Take care.

  • Mr0303

    He looked forward to reviewing that…

    What would that review be, huh Jimbo? “The game is sexist and everyone who plays it is a perv! Go look at some hentai, lol!”

    It is because of people like him, Angry Joe and the other idiots at Kotaku and Polygon that devs are intimidated to port a game.

  • Not comparable at all, no life is at risk here, and Tecmo has DECADES dealing with sexism scandals; let’s remember that Tomonobu Itagaki, DOA’s creator, has accusations of sexual harassment, but that’s besides the point.

    If Tecmo doesn’t want to release X3 here, that’s literally their call. Dungeon Travellers 2 had content way more “problematic” and Polygon shat on it, but Atlus still made money, the game wasn’t banned anywhere, because the scary SJW have no power at all.

    Take Jim’s advice: https://twitter.com/JimSterling/status/669280620716105730

  • Mr0303

    My message to him would be something along the lines of “Are you happy now?”, but this is the loveletter in video form I’d like him to watch:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Ja6cO5OwqY

  • Zizal

    They have no power yet the developer censor and self-censor their games not to offend them. SJWs aren’t only the ones who scream online. Some of them actually work for the western branches and when given freedom they censor the games. They are the cancer of this industry.

  • Original_Miles

    Let me guess, you also support Trump.

  • Calem

    Exactly. That’s why I’d prefer if people use their voices sooner than later to convince the publisher to bring to the west, uncensored. It will be even harder when less people know about these games and/or have interest in the future. We have to convince them when there is still interest.

    Someone posted some sales statistics on twitter. Apparently NA has been the best marketplace for DoAX and DoAX2 with the most sales. Why would they not bring it to NA when they’ve sold the most copies here?

  • Robin Fox

    “Calm down, nobody is trying to take your games away.” – Anita Sarkeesian.

    Funny. Seems like outrage culture has as its sole purpose and goal the re-engineering of the video game market, so developers will be too afraid to localize or develop sexy games for the West. Sure, nobody’s going to come along and ban a game, that would be too noisy and against free speech; they’re just going to prevent the games from even existing.

  • Mr0303

    It is not dissimilar to Orwellian Newspeak – not words are censored – they are simply removed so the language is incapable to questioning the regime.

  • Mr0303

    The Senran games sell respectable numbers. Shinovi Versus was digital only in Europe and now we’re getting a physical release of Estival. This more or less proves that there is a market for those types of games in the West.

  • ZzXx

    It looks like Islam dominated the US already.

    A man having his head chopped off and his eyes being penetrated by a drill? ITS FINE

    But a girl in a bikini? HOLY SHIT BAN THIS CRAP IT WILL DESTROY WOMMYNS

  • But that’s Tecmo’s decision to make. SJW’s are loud, and you can’t blame anyone for taking that feedback seriously. If SJW had so much power as you guys say, Huniepop would have been banned everywhere yet it has like 100k sales on Steam alone.

  • ρяøxч

    Keep in mind, North America is where DoA makes the majority of its sales. They rather lose all that money than deal with a perceived backlash.

  • Kiryu

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=buwCP2xd-xI

    Worth watching and related to the topic,also he mentions he read it on Nichegamer.

  • LaVax

    Never

  • InfectedAI

    Don’t forget Capcom with Street Fighter V.

  • InfectedAI

    How is it asking for trouble? The first two were released over here just fine. They just need to ignore the morality police. If anything their outrage articles will get the game more attention and sales.

  • InfectedAI

    I don’t get it. What does Trump have to do with his comment?

  • bao brain

    Of course this happens.

    And of course it’s due to overly sensitive special snowflakes who aren’t even part of the customer base.

  • Original_Miles

    He’s an obvious republican.

  • Two Amy

    Wow. I was never going to get the game in the first place since I never cared about the Xtreme games, but really? That is a HUGE shame for the people who were looking forward to this game in the West, and for the fact that it’s for THAT reason….

    I really dislike the society we are living in these days. :/

  • Immahnoob

    By that logic, if I put a gun at people’s heads and make them give me money and they agree, it’s their fault. They caved in, those damn bastards.

    Or even better. Considering SJWs are a minority. I have a fake gun in the same situation but nobody knows except for me. It’s their fault they caved in because you know, not knowing my gun is fake is their fault.

  • Immahnoob

    By that logic, if I put a gun at people’s heads and make them give me money and they agree, it’s their fault. They caved in, those damn bastards.

    Or even better. Considering SJWs are a minority. I have a fake gun in the same situation but nobody knows except for me. It’s their fault they caved in because you know, not knowing my gun is fake is their fault…

  • Jesus Zamora

    You know, I can’t help but wonder if this is a Tecmo Koei marketing push. Make the game a sort of martyr and get gamers to buy it out of pure obligation. DOAX1 has a metascore of 7.7 user and 73 critic, and DOAX2 has 6.2 user/5.3 critic. Neither game were particularly known for their gameplay, and DOAX got savaged for it.

    Tinfoil hat shit, I know, but considering GamerGate was at its height while DOA5: Last Round came out, and Tecmo Koei made it VERY clear they gave no shits. I just can’t help but think that they’re trying to sell the game by turning it into a freedom purchase a la Sony’s The Interview.

  • Randy #Wheeze

    “we dont want to take away your games!” remember these lies the SJW 5th column screams as they try their hardest to make sure you play THEIR garbage and then call you x-cist for playing what YOU find entertaining.

  • Fient

    The solution to stop triggering people with videogames is to stop making videogames.

  • Didney Worl

    Amen to that, comrade.

  • Pico

    I agree with you, but the same people that won’t buys does games because they think(the media said to them) are for weebs and pedos; wouldn’t buy those games in first place. But the niche market now would know that game exist

  • Ryan Barrett

    There are plenty. You just have to find them. There are many devs on Twitter doing their Tweet-activism, and many more who write long-winded blogs for anyone who wants to read, but in the end, their megaphones aren’t nearly loud as the established ones (which you already know who they are).

  • Brandon Shorter

    EH no there not going to start removing lulu and tifa people really don’t seem to understand (Japan first ) Unless lulu and big titty cute girls are less popular in japna it won’t go away . given by the last One piece Episode I watched ( Which is Not a Niche Show by any stretch of the imagination probably one of the most mainstream shows in japan there little to worry about in there front ) There is the problem of possibly moral authority here trying to ban thing or japan refusing to localize thing That true ,but yeah they are not going to stop making hot street fighter character . . japan are not going to alter there own entertainment because some whiny white person in canada lol. has some rant about Objectification boobs and cute characters. Game like DOAX are niche ,but general Japanese society typically like Cute character attractive character in there Cartoon an entertainment . There none of these weird abstract debate about it accusing evil or representation that Western identity hamstrung themselves over ,it literally nonexistent . And when a weirdo foreign come to japan bringing those argument , they are looked at the same way we look at a homeless person screaming about jesus with tinfoil hat on on the corner of Time square . , They shrug there shoulders and think who is this crazy person ? This enrages the er Puritain group in the USA though Lol .

  • Fenrir007

    Flat like my ISP internet rate – that’s how I like ’em.

  • Neroke2013

    FINALLY a game developer with a name I can get behind!!

  • BurntToShreds

    This past week and a half has had so many assaults on common sense and free expression on many fronts not just giving. so many assaults on common sense and free expression on many fronts, not just gaming, that it’s unsettling. I’m just glad that major media outlets seem to be picking up on the madness of some of this and I’m hoping that there will be some kind of push-back by the public towards a more sane world.

  • Doc

    I would so support this, I say go for it.

  • Yabloko Molloco San

    Hah, that’s cool but they gotta change the ugly layout.

  • Etherblaze

    Yeah, I was just stating that this was my fear, and that’s why I supported GamerGate in the first place.

  • Etherblaze

    I don’t really care about shitty American politics. All I know is every politician is shit.

  • Demetrius Coleman

    This has been a sad year for gamers….

  • Thanatos2k

    Cowards.

  • Ahmed Mohamed

    The nongamers are affecting the industry and this is an official confirmation.

    Any censorship recently has been speculated on why but here we have a reason straight from a team.

  • Thanatos2k

    Careful you don’t become the next Curt Schilling though.

  • Thanatos2k

    What a hypocritical twat.

  • Demetrius Coleman

    I have no knowledge of either games but I don’t trust Capcom as much as I used to with localization.

  • RunningWild1984

    Either way, DOA is still a rubbish fighting game.

  • Frostblood

    wait, you have to be a republican if u hate SJW’s? since when?

  • Chad Mcmullin

    Blood will spill if they take away my waifu

  • Original_Miles

    Gamergate was started on the neo-nazi boards called “/pol/” on 4chan and 8chan.

  • Juan Manuel M. Suárez

    Back then, there was nowhere near the same amount of outrage as we have today which is why the DOAX entries just go by with poor scores and nothing else. Nowadays? They’d get stoned by everyone and I have an inkling not enough people would buy it to warrant the risk~.

  • koreawut

    Not going there. ;) I tell her I love her and exactly her. Sometimes I tell her God doesn’t make mistakes, only people do. That usually works. :P

  • Vic

    Bread could have been discovered by a child murderer and we would all still eat it. Your point lacks logic. If you came across an ideal you saw as good (“let me guess,” an anti-Republican one) then you would apply it regardless of its origin. Also, try not to boil everything down into two sides. It shows your age

  • Luna Kazemaru

    so basically you rather just kick and scream and do nothing productive to try and change KTs mine ok.

  • Wonderkarp

    For years I fought and argued on behalf of videogames. As a teenager, I would read about the Moral Kombat in gamepro in the 90s. In the 00s, It was Jack Thompson. Finally we got our victory in the supreme court…But it still wasnt enough.

    Now Moral Crusaders are crying sexism in a war of attrition. For every victory, there is defeat. The Full power of the videogames media seems hell bent on destroying what they spent decades defending.

    Fuck These Moralists. Fuck them. Fucking Fuck them.

  • Esuna

    Hopefully future games like this will be available in English as well.

  • True Goddess Reincarnation

    Completely alienating their audience.

    SMART

  • Lin

    Oh well. Importing it I guess.

    Gonna get screwed by the exchange rate, customs and taxes.

  • Fient

    Think they’ll ever wake up, look at themselves in a mirror and accept that they were the bad guys all along?
    Sure they got good group think moral support, echo chambers, delusions and mental gymnastics but they’re still people right?
    Maybe all it’d take is a moment of clarity to see how messed up the things they do are.

  • Fient

    People like him are the worst.

  • LaVax

    short version not taking js so called advice ,thx though , I’ll get what products I want or choose to

  • And the SJWs say they support freedom of speech, and claim they do not want censorship. They even have the gall to call themselves “liberal” (originating from “libertas” and meaning free). Hypocrites.

    “Social Justice” is nothing more than mass censorship for pansies that are too thin skinned to exist.

  • LaVax

    yup same here

  • dsadsada

    No, it wasn’t. It was started when some actor coined the term on twitter after a bunch of sites like loltaku released a bunch of “gamers are dead” articles. I believe there was also a study done that showed the majority of the hashtag’s supporters as being liberals.

    That said, dividing things heavily as “leftwing” or “rightwing” is stupid. A good idea is a good idea regardless of where it comes from. Likewise, a bad idea can also come from anywhere. The smart thing to do is to choose the right, sorry, correct ideas that would logically work best in a specific given context without worrying about the ideology it stems from.

  • Tyrone Jackson

    Ah, well at least the social justice fascists that weren’t going to buy the game anyways will be happy now. Smart stuff!

  • Raiden

    It’s over. Sarkeesian has won

    But it’s not over yet. Sign this if you still want the game to be brought here to the US. Stick it to those feminazis!

    https://www.change.org/p/koei-tecmo-bring-dead-or-alive-xtreme-3-to-the-west

  • Raiden
  • Judge Dredd

    Gaming is still about profits and the cause can be won. But gamers need a united front to these people attempting to turn gaming into a PC environment. Any developer that kowtows towards these SJW need to have their bottomline destroyed. That means an organized boycott of a title. Let your money do the talking. But sadly gamers won’t bother and in doing so they will destroy their own hobby.

    RIP gamers.

  • Derek

    Nope it isnt. You can panic now

  • Derek

    An epetition wont change anything. Just give up already.

  • CD Projekt Red censored the first Witcher game, got a backlash and uncensored it. Witcher 2 and 3 have been uncensored in all regions and on all platforms.

    Konami can be similarly pressured.

  • Raiden

    Do you know who else gave up? Neville Chamberlain.

  • Derek

    In japan really?

  • Derek

    And we got godwin in the second post. The point is you are up against a media machine what is little stone thrower gonna do against the entire army except get laughed at for not even worth wasting ammo on?

  • Edith Reese!

    I’m going to be the first one to say this since not a lot of people are noticing stuff behind your back yard or cities? But I’m going to say in about a week before thanksgiving. Isis will commit the biggest Terrorist attack that will make 9/11 look like a child’s toy. I’m not going to say which cities or towns they will commit the attacks on. But let’s just say that if you live in a town or state where purchasing a gun is against the law in gunless cities or towns. But if I’m not back by the time this comment reaches its comix? That means I am either killed by terrorists or I’m in hiding from the mass shootings right now. If any of you gamers live in an area where guns are banned from your hometown or city? Stay in your homes at all times! Some people will think that my comment is a joke or that this is a cruel joke since the Paris attacks happened? But I assure you this is not a laughing matter. It’s so fucked up that even anonymous has leaked secret plans for Isis to commit more murder in our own nation and other countries listed on their computers. If any of you did survive a an attack after Thanksgiving. Please be safe. These people aren’t like the SJW’s or Anita Sarkeesian’s online. They will literally go after you, your family, and your friends in the name of their God. Isis are not real muslims. In fact! They are a disgrace to the people of The Middle East, of good muslims, and they are using the outdated mindset of the quran to do these heinous crimes! Even the Quran is telling people not to kill innocent people or children just because they believe in another religion. Do not believe in what the mainstream media tells you? Isis wants us to hate all muslims just do they can create a WW3. In fact. We should stop calling them Isis and refer to them by their true name… Daesh!

    I recommend you not only read this article from The Huffington Post about Muhammad warning us about the rise of Daesh. But also a YouTube video about a muslim news anchorman telling us that we shouldn’t give in on the demands of the terrorists and work together to stop them from winning. Stay safe and have a great Thanksgiving with your families. :( http://m.huffpost.com/us/entry/7702064

    http://youtu.be/dmKpm_9BtHc

  • C G Saturation

    Not surprising at all, and very understandable. I myself have many a time considered restricting the sales and distribution of my work to outside of the West, specifically because I don’t want to deal with all of the bullshit politics and assholes.

    In the end, I thought “Screw those people. If they don’t like it, they shouldn’t buy it, nobody is forcing them to. End of story”.

  • C G Saturation

    There’s also:

    – Company takes their best work and transforms it into soulless clones of a single franchise or two that sell well, often of a different genre that most people aren’t interested in.
    – Company wonders why people have suddenly lost interest in their amazing unique franchises that became nothing more than poor imitations that aren’t even mediocre competition.

    You can tell the people running the game industry are not very bright.

  • Guin

    Fuck this gay continent (‘Murrica)

  • C G Saturation

    I’ve found that a lot of people in the West can’t differentiate between a lot of things now. It’s really hard to be specific in English without people getting confused or taking offense. And a single wrong word can mean the end of your career.

    Everyone’s trying so hard to simplify everything by generalization, or they desperately want to portray themselves as victims so they associate as many words as they can with something that others can see as “offensive”.

    It’s part of the ongoing dumbing down of language. Why have unique words to express specific meaning when everyone prefers vague general blanket terms?

  • C G Saturation

    In general, you can tell a person doesn’t have a legitimate argument if they feel the immediate need to resort to name-calling.

  • Guin

    No, it was /v/ if anything that instigated Gamergate. Like a bunch of wannabe Nazis would care about video games. Japanese games at that.

  • Raiden

    What is an avalanche but a collection of smaller stones?

    The SJW community knows we are the silent majority. They know if we all united against them and said with one voice “you are wrong!” They wouldn’t stand a chance.

  • Dreiko

    Now they’ve taken to attacking Playasia on twitter. The thing that tecmo feared is actually happening to Playasia. You can’t make this shit up.

  • Guin

    Don’t forget the new Fatal Frame’s removal of costumes in place of “Nintendo approved” outfits.

  • Derek

    SJWs don’t need reason, they just need to look invincible and the crowd will cower.

  • Dreiko

    I don’t think they had the power to do anything and a lot of them actually ascribe to the nonsense.

    Ah well, I learned Japanese already, I am fine importing stuff from now on.

  • Derek

    Silent Majority doesn’t work when they got the press, the revolution will not be televised when they control the press. At least until a tyrant bleeds and they have been proven to never bleed.

  • Dreiko

    They list “English subtitles” so most things ought to be in English.

  • Raiden

    What’s with the defeatist attitude? They haven’t censored the internet yet, and until they do we still have our own personal freedom of the press.

    More and more people are waking up. Might be too late for this game, but eventually we will win.

  • Raiden

    Link please? I need to spread the news.

  • Kiryu

    http://blogjob.com/oneangrygamer/2015/11/former-ign-and-gamespot-journalists-threaten-play-asia-for-supporting-dead-or-alive-xtreme-3/

    These fucking sjws are just like terrorists,threatening people for having a different opinion.

  • Raiden

    Thank you.

    I personally go more for a comparison to the Mafia. A terrorist just wants to kill you, the Mafia on the other hand wants to CONTROL you. Body mind and soul. If you go against the family they off you , castrate and bully you in front of the world.

  • Dreiko

    https://twitter.com/playasia/status/669343456423100416

    I would say “enjoy~” but in this case I’d advise the procurement of a heavy drink cause this is aggravating.

    edit: also read this for good measure
    http://blogjob.com/oneangrygamer/2015/11/former-ign-and-gamespot-journalists-threaten-play-asia-for-supporting-dead-or-alive-xtreme-3/

  • Dreiko

    What you’re looking for is “cult”, they seem to have heretics and a dogma an a holy maiden who got harassed for their sins and everything.

  • Kiryu

    Fair comparison,sounds accurate.

  • SHIT, I knew I was forgetting something!

  • Kiryu

    They definitely are a cult,i already said it previously.Every non believer gets attacked.

  • Kiryu
  • landlock

    Chances are they are making a asian English version because they know they aren’t releasing it in the west. It’s most likely a decision from Koei Tecmo Japan not to release it.

    Pretty sure Idea Factory do the same thing with the Moe series.

  • Dammage

    Good on you NicheGamer for actually keeping comments open unlike a certain other website

  • SoulBlayz

    Will the SJWs fucking leave our games alone? They’re single handedly ruining localisations so much lately,,, Now devs are starting to straight up fear releasing things here. At this rate, say goodbye to attractive females in video games…

  • Ash

    Did you know that 93% of SJWs are religious?

  • Cephrien

    If they had no intentions of bringing this to the west, why did they have us participate in the character wallpaper polls. :l

  • Ignore the defeatists. More people are waking up, whether he realizes that or not. CD Projekt uncensored Witcher and sex and nudity are starting to find their way into new games after Witcher demonstrated that it can be done.

    Games get Rated M for Money. Sex sells and a minority of SJWs are not going to stop it as a whole, even if they cow one developer or two.

  • Derek

    What you call defeatist I call cynicism. I know too damn well that the writing was on the wall and that Japan has been trying to wall itself off and finding an industry that doesn’t attack them at every turn. Feel free to fight for other games but the big guys have been beaten and going to be paraded around.

  • Derek

    I know that Witcher has uncensored stuff. The question is was the Japanese version also uncensored?

  • dsadsada

    Technically they didn’t. That poll was exclusive to the Asian region, or at least they were the only votes that counted.

    If anything, they should have just not gotten people’s hopes up by teasing a western release “if there was enough demand”.

  • plasmacutter

    I’d rather have the original japanese houses release directly to region free or NA with only strictly-translated subs anyway.

    Freaking localizers keep missing important nuances of speech whenever they do it and their dubs suck!

  • Guin

    Did that stop Operation Rainfall and other similar petitions? NO

  • Guin

    Either way, your opinion is irrelevant to the issue.

  • Kiryu

    And say hello to Bull dykes like in MK X.

  • Kiryu

    Gematsu made an article about this then closed the thread and censored half of the comments,this is not helpfull at all,enough is enough.We were just passively sitting there till now tolerating censorship and it only gets worse,we have to speak up now.

  • Humbert Humbert

    the game is so niche, and we’re used to order online from amazon, ebay or digital that I’d say it’s best for them to include english text and sell PSN worldwide codes through resellers or just import it from japan.

    Why even pay translation studios to censor it, if we can have them completely out of the equation. There are plenty of people in japan who can translate games for most likely the same cost. And it’s not like that game has deep intellectual writing.

  • Stilzkin

    Trump will make anime real and America great again

  • Stilzkin

    And Burgerland is not the whole world

  • Stilzkin

    I’m just waiting for the whole thing to crash and burn personally

  • Stilzkin

    Whoa hold on, what’s that about religious references being censored in Xenoblade X?

  • bob

    Oh god damnit SJWs, please die and take tumblr/facebook/reddit/twitter/folksy hipster music/blogs with you, please?

  • Kiryu

    Who is their god,Stalin?

  • Eldhin Hellknight
  • Eldhin Hellknight
  • iamarchaeus

    things we are told we cannot have tend to be a bit more expensive sadly.

  • froyton

    Yeah, I dunno. Jim tends to be somewhat SJW-ish on various matters but I personally do not lump him together with the psychos at polygon or kotaku.

  • Mr0303

    The difference is that he still has credibility and an audience. He stood by the Leigh “I am journalism” Alexander and he is actively supporting the Jack Thompsons of our days. In my eyes he is no better.

  • Student of Alchemy

    Well, this series is just about the worst offender when it comes to objectification of women amongst localized games. Senran Kagura is still getting released, but at least in those games the girls are ostensibly the protagonists instead of the player as a weird matchmaker, gift giving photographer.

  • Immahnoob

    I hope you’re not serious

  • Derek

    If you injected politics into the article your comment was deleted for soapboxing

  • Kiryu

    Get the fuck out of here.

  • Original_Miles

    It doesn’t matter. By supporting gamer gate you are fighting against social progress. And for what? 3D boobs? Can you not get real ones or something?
    Gamers need to grow the hell up.

  • https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/18a9f23b0f8733f1af0570bd53e5e56a120bf1554dbbcd7b333ee1e894f09fb4.jpg
    Got someone on Twitter trying to convince me that the religious references weren’t censored and that it’s all just “visual references”. He says he’s played the game, so he probably knows something I don’t. But There’s always a meaning behind any religious name when it comes to the Xeno- games. Even the first Xenoblade, the least religious of the bunch, plays into the theme of religion (near the end, and quite hard). Even if it’s all visual, even if nothing ever happens in XCX, there’s always a meaning to it, whether it’s a deeper message, intentional mystery making (where the creator just throws something in and watches us try to interpret it), or just a quirk of the creator. We’re going to lose that meaning and/or charm with this localization.

    Tweets in question (I wish he just replied to himself and tagged me so that it strings together):
    https://twitter.com/Valhalla_Nights/status/669555587743485952
    https://twitter.com/Valhalla_Nights/status/669555960742961152
    https://twitter.com/Valhalla_Nights/status/669555991923462145
    https://twitter.com/Valhalla_Nights/status/669556098492268545
    https://twitter.com/Valhalla_Nights/status/669556615893245952

  • Stilzkin

    Wow that’s retarded

  • Fient

    He’s the worst type of person, the one that gives some impression of being kind of an ok person sometimes but that only serves to make people more forgiving on them but when it comes down to it , when it really matters, he’s actually bad and an SJW at heart.

    People like him are the worst because they’re good at generating confusion among people, they’re apologists that feed other apologists.

  • Fient

    A message has to be firm and strong for it to carry any weight.
    Boycott all Nintendo.

  • InfectedAI

    What risk though? People complaining on the internet? The people who’d buy this type of game don’t care about their opinions.

  • British_Otaku

    At least, I can trust him to assess a volleyball game a bit. He slammed Senran Kagura 2 for having little depth or substance but of course, he is no expert of action: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CmJZNG2he-Q

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wwvh7OaGMME

    For what it is worth, he was positive towards Onechanbara’s last game though.

  • Mr0303

    I prefer not to watch the fat git.

  • Barking dog

    Stop worrying about SJW bullies and do your thing.

  • dirtysteve

    “Women’s bodies are worse than violence” SJWs, the Neo-Puritans.

  • Alistair

    I read thought it to what Jim had said so the biggest question is do we belive what he said when he called out “you’re a idiot” & we could watch some HENTAI.

    You can trust him I don’t & he lying though his teeth and when he say KT couldn’t take criticism, criticism from who, us gamers or SJWs moral snowflakes.

    I take it, it the latter anyhow they got 1 scape now & GTA5 is another scalp banned from a store in Australia, the slippery slope begins now.

    What other Dev now thinks errr I think we should not release this game in the west.

    & who fault would that be the gamers, the gutter press of SJWs?

  • EroBotan

    Let me guess, you’re an SJW

  • EroBotan

    he’s an SJW lol.he’s a lost cause, next he will say SJW is not censoring games bla bla bla ..

  • EroBotan

    LOLOL!!! u’re the immature one dude.

    We play our favorite game in peace ,, UNTIL U MEDDLING SJWs COME & PREACHING JACK THOMPSON LOL

    Dear SJW, grow up & mind ur own fucking bussiness plsss!!!

  • Alistair

    Has anybody hear the terms your enjoyment stops when I offended.

    SJWs love to use that a lot, I’m here again thinking this maybe a trend now other Devs nay pulled out of releasing games for the west.

    I put the who fucking blame on Gutter press SJWs closed narrow-minded gits.

    I’m not easier to be offended but these SJWs FUCKING annoying me.

  • epobirs

    Wouldn’t it be wild if PlayAsia sold enough to make the game chart in the US? Improbable but I’d be tempted to make one of my very rare full price purchases if it appeared within reach.

  • Thanatos2k

    Kevin Van douchelOrd and Luke Plunkett are two notable names attacking them.

  • Thanatos2k

    Konami are brainless morons, it’s far too late for them.

  • EroBotan

    and they get offended at everything lol .. therefore unable to enjoy anything.

  • dsadsada

    Even still, it’s always best to correct lies.

    If the person is dead set on their chosen narrative then nothing we can do about that. But we can at least keep the lie from perpetuating by presenting the truth as a counterpoint so that anyone unaware won’t just believe anything they read since the truth is presented in counter to the false claim.

    But on the off chance that the person is capable of being openminded enough to challenge their previous preconceptions, then presenting the truth offers a jump off point for him to do his own research and verify it for himself.

    By “the person”, I’m not referring to this person specifically but in general.

  • Judge Dredd

    You keep on telling yourself that. You only have to look as far as the nation’s university to see that it’s infested with SJWs and those people are the future leaders of the world.

  • Guest

    Oh boy, I can import from Play Asia instead of buying it here for 50 bucks. Oh wait, 96.56 CDN, plus international shipping, plus duty. That’s not even the collector’s edition. No thanks.

  • Guest

    That’s nice, except for the fact that ‘objectification’ is a concept that makes absolutely no fucking sense when applied to fictional characters. Claiming you can objectify a fictional character is the same as saying you commit murder every time you kill something in a video game. It’s not real, the concept doesn’t apply, because nothing has actually happened.

    And if you’re going to say it causes people to objectify real women, that shit’s been debunked over and over in study after study to the point where it’s ridiculous anyone still perpetuates the idea.

  • Ben Rastrick

    If you do let me join in. I can get behind that plus I will make it my mission to use BST to localize all the Type-Moon Games and any other games that have yet to be localized

  • Student of Alchemy

    You’re right that it’s fictional. But that shallow, blanket interpretation of media would diminishes the significance of any interaction between characters in any sort of medium. It would be like saying, “Darth Vader didn’t actually kill the Emperor because they’re just fictional characters.” The fact that they’re fictional is important, but the way in which characters are portrayed has significance.

  • Guest

    “Darth Vader didn’t actually kill the Emperor because they’re just fictional characters.” That sentence is true though. Darth Vader didn’t kill the emperor, because neither of them exist. It only makes sense within the context of fiction, wherein said objectification is also fictional. You may as well criticize the writer for murdering the character with that reasoning. If you’re going to criticize people for objectifying fictional female characters than by the same reasoning you should criticize them for murdering people in video games as well. But you wouldn’t because that would be fucking stupid. You can’t apply the same standards between fictional idea and reality. You go down that road and you get into the realm of thought-crime.

  • EroBotan

    you have a point, just don’t push yourself too hard :D

  • Guin

    That would be true…if your emotional maturity is still of a 5 year old which ironically enough is what most of American mainstream is afflicted with.

  • Guin

    That would be true…if your emotional maturity is still of a 5 year old
    which ironically enough is what most of American mainstream is
    afflicted with. Just really sad this is accepted behaviour when it comes to sexuality.

  • Guin

    I regret even reading the gamespot article and its comments about this issue. About a quarter of them are actually glad about this dumb action.

  • I solemnly swear that J-List will sell this

  • Original_Miles

    Did it ever occur to you that these companies willingly chose to not bring their games over here? They are taking responsibility, not censoring their games.

  • buddyluv324

    Now that Play-Asia is advertising DOAX3 for people who want to import it, can anyone tell me why there’s so much salt coming from SJWs? I saw Play-Asia’s tweet on DOAX3 not coming to the US because of the SJW nonsense, but it seems hardly something to get pissed off over this badly to the point of either blacklisting or just throwing a tantrum about Play-Asia selling a game that they most lively didnt care much about anyways. O_o

  • Original_Miles

    If I found out bread was created by a child murderer I would not eat bread ever again. Unlike you I actually fight for good in this world. You on the other hand have fallen for delusion and think the modern world has any place for video games that objectify and demean women. What do you think a young girl looking at this game would think? You’re not only damaging the minds of children but also contributing to rape culture by showing unrealistic standards of “beauty” in the most sexual ways allowed for their rating.
    I don’t need to boil it down to two sides because that’s all there is. Either you support progressive ideals like a sane person or you don’t. It’s that simple. There’s no “I kinda support progressive ideas”, it’s either all or nothing.

  • Madbrainbox

    Yes.Still this shit needs to end.

  • EroBotan

    https://twitter.com/TheClockOracle/status/669738264085925888

    https://twitter.com/MyOwnGalPal/status/669393167947534336

    1. You’re a bully
    2. When your victim refuse to attend school because of your bullying, you cry in tears & scream “it’s not my fault”

    CRYBULLY LOLOL

  • Aken Bosch

    First they came for ethics in gaming journalism, and I didn’t speak out —
    Because I wasn’t a journalist
    Then they came for female characters, and I didn’t speak out —
    Because I wasn’t a female character
    Then they came for boobs, and I didn’t speak out —
    Because I wasn’t a fan of those.
    And thern they came for games — and there was noone left to speak for me. :P

  • British_Otaku

    I’ll be sure to consider it when I have a PS4. I always appreciated your in house releases from JAST and should try importing other stuff.

  • British_Otaku

    No idea about Sengoku Basara 4 but apparently E.X. Troopers will come if demand ramps up enough on their forums not in petitions: http://www.capcom-unity.com/capcom_games_discussion/go/thread/view/7341/30030505/ex-troopers-localization-support-topic-ps3-3ds-title

    I think it applies to Sengoku Basara as well.

  • British_Otaku

    What does Yakuza 5 have which the last four games didn’t?

  • Derek

    More characters five cities instead just kamurocho (technically two new ones but the new cities are dressed up.)

  • British_Otaku

    I should have been specific and asked in regards to potential SJW backlash. You implied that there may be some new racy content or something like that.

    I watched a thorough video on the Yakuza series, so I’m actually aware of a lot of the gameplay and world changes: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xkN9oru-qCQ

  • Comrade Pootie

    Millions of women LOVE to be objectified and work in such businesses. Time to show them some respect

    This is not a one size fits all world.

  • bgrunge

    You know, at some point in his life, Miles there is going to have an “Oh Shit” revelatory moment when he/she/it realizes they’ve fucked up and will have to re-evaluate everything their life was based on.

    The problem with these “progressives” is that that point comes relatively late in life, after they’ve done their damage; whereas those of us with half a brain decided to have it fairly early.

  • Chomag

    Meh, they should do like Bethesda. Release the game in a state that doesn’t get the sjw to bitch, and then let people mod the game however they want.

    Sjws can’t blame the developer for the mods players make and the players don’t give a rat’s ass what sjw have to say about it.

  • Lt. Surge

    Personally, I feel that if there’s gonna be a lot of what I call fanserpvice in media, it may as well be pornographic/hentai.

    The women in Dead or Alive are gorgeous. But there are plenty of pretty fictional women on the internet to look at for free.

    That being said, I know there’s a market for these games, and Koei Tecmo shouldn’t be intimidated just because some irrelevant people complain about it

  • Derek

    There is, the finger. Or will we start chopping off all middle fingers?

  • Alex Tache

    This has nothing to do with GamerGate though… GamerGate is about ethics in Gaming Journalism, not having bouncy tits in games… You can be both for GamerGate and against extreme sexualization in Games at the same time.

  • Etherblaze

    Those same unethical gaming journalists were the ones who try to insult and shame devs for having sexualized women in video games. You can be against sexualization, but when you try to shame devs them to bend to your will, insulting them, then that’s bad.

  • Juan Manuel M. Suárez

    A prime example of how games like this *are* frowned upon in the West: http://blogjob.com/oneangrygamer/2015/11/former-ign-and-gamespot-journalists-threaten-play-asia-for-supporting-dead-or-alive-xtreme-3/#4Em9gqKFh1HriDyO.99 . It sucks we won’t get an actual Western release, but I can’t fault TK for going the ultra safe road~.

  • Bill Pepper

    Finally, now all of those SJWs can stop denying shit and claiming it was just “fiscal” reasons.

  • Gabriel Martin

    You know what it may be expensive, but it sends a clear message as to who are the real customers of games. I had 0 intentions of buying this game originally, but now I will because money talks and my money says I LIKE VIDEO GAMES more then a whiny SJW.

  • 259

    Yeah, but the problem is that this game is console-only and Japanese devs don’t do PC gaming the same way as we, if at all. If what happened with the PC port of DOA 5 told us anything, it was that they really want to discourage modding and might even see it as a threat since it competes with their highly overpriced DLC costumes.

  • That official statement reeks of spin.

    The ‘respecting different global audiences’ part to me just sounds like a cleaned up version of the original ‘we can’t be bothered dealing with the butthurt from Western outrage merchants’.

    I hope Play-Asia will eventually release the sales figures for DOAX3 and prove the market did exist, but who knows.

  • Alistair

    What a strange phrase “we remain focused delivering the best in fighting entertainment to our fans around the world”

    Only it a repackaging of what some-one said on Facebook the game is still Not coming out in the west.

  • Alistair

    About gamergate being mentioned below some facts gamergate are not arseholes because they not SJW.

    Let’s have s look of anti-gamergate they are SJW pro journalists that been attacking gamers & Devs.

    Who once said that “gamers ID are dead” & compare gamers with terrorists IS.

    if you don’t think they are taking away our games then you are blinded by them.

  • buddyluv324

    I found this tweet from the US voice actress of Marie Rose. Her tweet got deleted after people saw it, but this is just another example of a much bigger problem with the PC politics in gaming than just DOAX3 not being released in the States.

  • boag

    One the one hand, moral outrage is blocking access to games, on the other hand this will be a gate that casuals will not cross and only hardcore people will play it.

    Itll be like mailing videotapes and cartridges back in the 80s to people that really appreciated the stuff.

  • Dev

    Fuck Gamergate and fuck your shitty titty simulator.

  • Ami .

    feminist organisations can go suck a dick and stay in the kitychen.they need to stop taking away games cuz all they do is nag

  • TsukuyomiMagi99

    And why do you suppose that is? Especially considering that 52% of this subseries of games sell in the west. And yet for some reason Koei is choosing to cut off the country’s that would give them the most profit. All in exchange to keep it Japan. You tell me why that is.

  • Martin Ekdahl

    The west is lost in political correctness!

  • DarkGunman Voided

    Except when something offends him or his SJW landwhale wife.