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First Details for Dead or Alive Xtreme 3, Game Might Come West if Fans Demand it Enough

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We’ve gotten the first details for the recently confirmed Dead or Alive Xtreme 3: Fortune for PlayStation 4 and Dead or Alive Xtreme 3: Venus for PS Vita, from this week’s Famitsu (via Hachima Kikou).

The newest issue of the magazine has an interview with game producer Yosuke Hayashi. We’ve compiled the translated details for you, which you can find below.

As we previously reported, Dead or Alive Xtreme 3 is currently only being developed for the Asia region, including Japan. However, Hayashi did make a point in saying that if there is enough demand from the fans, the developer might release a modified version for North America.

The game will be made to utilize Team Ninja’s glorious Soft Engine, only this time we’ll be seeing an improved 2.0 version. The PS Vita port, however, will use a customized “Soft Engine Lite,” as well as specific mechanics that make use of the gyro sensor and the touch panel.

The team is looking to reward players even more for spending lots of time with their favorite characters, or who selectively use only one character when playing the game. There will be more things you can do when spending time with said characters. There’s also a camera mode, which probably compliments this even moreso.

Suntans have gotten an upgrade, so expect your favorite combatants-gone-beachgoers to get some color while spending time out in the sun. Hayashi also made a point in saying that while the series is known for its female characters, Dead or Alive Xtreme will not have all female characters.

Finally, on August 20th Koei Tecmo is going to release custom themes for the game. These custom themes will each prominently feature 15 of the ladies from the series, and nine of the most downloaded characters will be included into the game.

A release date was not confirmed, but we’ll keep you guys posted.

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  1. Eldhin Hellknight
    Eldhin Hellknight
    August 18, 2015 at 10:28 am

    “a modified version for North America.”… Fuck them

  2. pepsi
    pepsi
    August 18, 2015 at 10:29 am

    Yeah might as well not even bother.

  3. mekia
    mekia
    August 18, 2015 at 10:29 am

    Why “modified”? Are company’s really afraid now of some crazy ass cunts who bitch at them? Or what is meant with this?

  4. djluke_1993
    djluke_1993
    August 18, 2015 at 10:37 am

    Modified Version? Didn’t Team Ninja already pretty much say fuck the feminists or is this a different developer per say?

  5. SiliconNooB
    SiliconNooB
    August 18, 2015 at 10:40 am

    Apparently they are choosing to have me not buy the game…

  6. Kiryu
    Kiryu
    August 18, 2015 at 10:49 am

    Yes that’s the point we have come to,well done sjw’s.Every publisher is so fucking afraid of these nazis.They should not even bother localizing at this point,it’s import for me,sick and tired of getting censored games.

  7. Wonderkarp
    Wonderkarp
    August 18, 2015 at 10:51 am

    Maybe Modified just means English Translated? I’m sure somebody will compile the differences before release

  8. Kiryu
    Kiryu
    August 18, 2015 at 10:51 am

    I think it was Harada san from Tekken.

  9. MusouTensei
    MusouTensei
    August 18, 2015 at 10:55 am

    Modified? Unless that’s a mistranslation of localized they can keep their censored garbage and I buy a import when it’s on sale.

  10. Some furf
    Some furf
    August 18, 2015 at 10:59 am

    Let’s just wait and see if the game turns out to be any good before asking for a translation.

  11. Wonderkarp
    Wonderkarp
    August 18, 2015 at 11:17 am

    So is there a petition yet to get it too the US? and is it for an unaltered version?

  12. djluke_1993
    djluke_1993
    August 18, 2015 at 11:30 am

    Ah. My bad…

  13. DariusQ
    DariusQ
    August 18, 2015 at 11:49 am

    The fact that this game is getting made at all is a big FU to feminists. Not releasing it outside of JP probably has more to do with sales figures than social politics.

  14. Nagato
    Nagato
    August 18, 2015 at 11:54 am

    “Finally, on August 20th Koei Tecmo is going to release custom themes for the game. These custom themes will each prominently feature 15 of the ladies from the series, and nine of the most downloaded characters will be included into the game.”

    The fuck? This is like the “Capcom Tests” we had back in the Inafune era, where fans were basically bribed to buy Product A if they wanted (semi-) unrelated Product B to even have a chance of releasing.

    It’s not like the series doesn’t have dozen of popularity polls already, so we can already stop expecting the more unique ladies, like Lisa and Christie.

  15. Mea K
    Mea K
    August 18, 2015 at 11:55 am

    What is there even to “modify”? The whole point is to ogle
    hot girls looking good in swimsuits. This game is going to get shat on by moral crusaders no matter how many “modifications” they make, and anything that makes the game less sexy directly makes it less successful at what it’s trying to do…

    Don’t tell me they’re cutting out Marie Rose because some people won’t accept she’s 18. That would be dumb. And horrible.

  16. Brimfyre
    Brimfyre
    August 18, 2015 at 11:56 am

    I’m 99% sure it’s about Venus suit on Marie Rose.

  17. Kirijo
    Kirijo
    August 18, 2015 at 11:57 am

    What very little interest i had in this is now completely gone now that they’ve confirmed Christie isn’t in it.

  18. Mea K
    Mea K
    August 18, 2015 at 12:06 pm

    I’m not sure what that is because I play the Steam version of DOA5 (yes, woe is me), and I can’t afford any of the $50 DLC packs the Marie Rose costumes are in.

    It’s 100% legal in the US, though, whatever it may be.

  19. DrWawee
    DrWawee
    August 18, 2015 at 12:08 pm

    If it’s censored might as well just import.

  20. Brimfyre
    Brimfyre
    August 18, 2015 at 12:10 pm

    All her costumes are pretty conservative for DOA standards. But in past DOAX games the Venus suit is the most revealing costume you can get, and all the girls can wear all the bathing suits, unlike DOA where all costumes are girl specific.

  21. Mea K
    Mea K
    August 18, 2015 at 12:35 pm

    Eh.

    Petite women are everywhere. Sometimes they wear swimsuits. There should be nothing legally or morally preventing this from also happening in a video game.

    You’re probably right, though. Because the world is stupid.

  22. Kiryu
    Kiryu
    August 18, 2015 at 12:36 pm

    I can only imagine the censored part will be about Marie Rose knowing how stupid the West is.

  23. Brimfyre
    Brimfyre
    August 18, 2015 at 12:39 pm

    Yep. I actually have a friend who looks a lot like Marie Rose, and she is 31 and has 5 kids. She’s always getting mistaken as the older sister of her own children.

  24. landlock
    landlock
    August 18, 2015 at 12:42 pm

    Marvelous/Xseed don’t seem very afraid see Onechanbara/Senran Kagura.

  25. Kiryu
    Kiryu
    August 18, 2015 at 12:44 pm

    That’s why i like them,they tell sjw’s gladly to fuck off,as every publisher should do.

  26. Antoinant
    Antoinant
    August 18, 2015 at 1:09 pm

    Can’t say that learning moonrunes was pointless for me. I also usually get good deals for japanese versions of games.

  27. Dewey Defeats Truman
    Dewey Defeats Truman
    August 18, 2015 at 1:20 pm

    If you’re gonna make a game that, let’s be real here, is only selling for the fanservice, and then you say you’ll release a “modified” version stateside (which going off previous trends will be cutting or strongly hiding said fanservice) then why are you wasting your time?

    I mean I wasn’t gonna buy it anyway if they did bring it over, it’s not my kinda thing, but this is almost as dumb as the whole Criminal Girls thing if not moreso.

    I just hope their idea of “modified” is just “translated” or something and it’s poorly worded because shit, man.

  28. scdk
    scdk
    August 18, 2015 at 1:45 pm

    Well, for those concerned about potential censorship, I’ve lately been getting into Asian English releases from Hong Kong and Singapore. I ended up doing this for a physical copy of Deception 4: Nightmare Princess on the Vita, as well as Moero Chronicle; I got them from Play-Asia. And even better, SE Asia region prices are closer to US prices instead of the more expensive Japanese prices.

    Since this is reported being developed for the “Asian region,” it might be safe to hope there’ll be an English version you can import… at least if you have a Vita, since it’s region-free. And even if it’s not translated, I don’t recall the series being terribly heavy on dialogue anyways.

  29. JustaGuest
    JustaGuest
    August 18, 2015 at 2:01 pm

    “a modified version for North America.”

    Haha, nope. The Asian release mentioned before better have english text like other Asian releases do.

  30. Haze
    Haze
    August 18, 2015 at 2:23 pm

    ” the developer might release a modified version for North America.”
    If that means deleting the ages of some girls that’s fine but anything more than that is crossing a line please don’t.

    “Hayashi also made a point in saying that while the series is known for its female characters, Dead or Alive Xtreme will not have all female characters.”
    That sounds like they plan to release the rest as DLC. But in case some girls are missing forever, who will be the the unlucky ladies?

    I want Nyotengu, Marie and Honoka to be there, plus all the classic older girls please.

    And if they managed to make a decent PC port of this too, that would be the best but I won’t fool myself in expecting one.

  31. E M P
    E M P
    August 18, 2015 at 3:19 pm

    I think the concern is that she is underaged. The same thing came up with DOAX2 and Kokoro.

  32. CommanderZx2
    CommanderZx2
    August 18, 2015 at 3:21 pm

    If ‘modified’ means censored, then I’ll pass on the game.

  33. Pat Buckles
    Pat Buckles
    August 18, 2015 at 3:37 pm

    Please sign & SHARE the petition to bring the game to western and worldwide audiences:

    http://chn.ge/1Iwi1sC

    Thanks!

  34. Steven T.
    Steven T.
    August 18, 2015 at 4:05 pm

    >Modified

  35. Fenrir007
    Fenrir007
    August 18, 2015 at 4:56 pm

    Modified? No, thanks. Maybe used.

  36. sanic
    sanic
    August 18, 2015 at 5:11 pm

    “I also usually get good deals for japanese versions of games.”

    Where at? usually they’re sold at high ass costs like $80 on playasia and junk.

  37. Mea K
    Mea K
    August 18, 2015 at 5:34 pm

    I read that line as “Dead or Alive Xtreme will not have all female characters”, as in “some of them will be male.”

    Which seems like a waste to me (I’m admittedly biased), so I hope your interpretation is the right one.

  38. Mea K
    Mea K
    August 18, 2015 at 5:39 pm

    Done. Could you add something about the concerns many of us seem to have with the “modified” version to that? It’d be a shame if they gave us the game but not uncensored because “we didn’t ask for it.”

  39. patyos
    patyos
    August 18, 2015 at 6:29 pm

    Dead Or Alive Xtreme 3 on Steam it Must HAppen !

  40. patyos
    patyos
    August 18, 2015 at 6:29 pm

    They ll probly increase the age of all DOA Characters like they usualy do XD

  41. Pat Buckles
    Pat Buckles
    August 18, 2015 at 6:34 pm

    Thanks for signing the petition.

    As for your request, it’s a difficult one for me. Of course I would like the game uncensored too, but we don’t know what “modified” means at this early stage. Does it mean minor adjustments to comply with western rating boards, or does it mean something as major as the removal of Marie Rose as a character? We just don’t know and I therefore feel a little uneasy about changing the petition just at this stage.

    Also, in regard to changing the terms of something that 1000 people have already signed up to seems a bit morally dubious to me. I also don’t want to overload the petition with different additions and bolt-ons, I want it to remain very clear. Nevertheless I will continue to deliberate over your request.

    If anyone else has any feedback on this I’d appreciate hearing it.

  42. wererat42
    wererat42
    August 18, 2015 at 7:06 pm

    Just remember folks, feminazi =/= feminist. I actually know of a few feminists who would probably play DOAX and have a laugh. Same with HuniePop.

  43. Mea K
    Mea K
    August 18, 2015 at 7:07 pm

    You’re absolutely right. Even though chances are almost everyone who signed this also wants the game to be as uncensored as possible, it’d still be like putting words in their mouth.

    I really hope “modified” is just a mistranslation of “localized”. Failing that, I want to hope it just means they’ll omit the characters’ ages, but as far as I know none of the characters are underage anymore.

    Marie Rose is easily a convincing enough petite 18 year old that they should have nothing to worry about legally (or morally, for that matter). Should they preemptively axe her just to avoid dumb social media outrage that’d be devastating. Scary…

  44. REAPER
    REAPER
    August 18, 2015 at 7:39 pm

    Modified version? As in censored? If yes, then noooo… thank you. You can keep that shit to yourselves Team Ninja.

  45. Juan Andrés Valencia
    Juan Andrés Valencia
    August 18, 2015 at 8:40 pm

    VITA VERSION? As long as it is well optimized as DOA 5+ I’m okay with this (Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2 Plus ran like ASS).

  46. PenguinPlayer
    PenguinPlayer
    August 18, 2015 at 8:59 pm

    “However, Hayashi did make a point in saying that if there is enough
    demand from the fans, the developer might release a modified version for
    North America.”

    There is no point if you modify it, when will japanese developers get the memo?

    If fans in the good old USA claim to want your game, they WANT your GAME, not a modified version of your game with hamburgers everywhere and censorship. It’s pretty much common sense.

  47. Bianca Ann Saracino
    Bianca Ann Saracino
    August 18, 2015 at 9:00 pm

    Venus Marie rose…… I’ll import the most expensive CE possible for it lol

  48. yukitron
    yukitron
    August 18, 2015 at 9:27 pm

    people need to remember that this series sucks ass. Not DOA, the Xtreme series

  49. Audie Bakerson
    Audie Bakerson
    August 19, 2015 at 12:27 am

    I really want to see an uncensored version in English.

    Also hope for strip poker. Not sure why Xtreme series had poker and fanservice but never mixed them.

  50. Antoinant
    Antoinant
    August 19, 2015 at 5:58 am

    Play-Asia often does sales (got Drakenguard 3 & Mugen Souls Z LE for 25$, instead of 160$, as a recent example) but I agree the default prices are quite expensive.
    Otherwise, it’s mostly from websites like ebay where I manage to get japanese imports, often in my own country (which mean no eventual import taxes).

  51. tccboss
    tccboss
    August 19, 2015 at 8:45 am

    “Hayashi also made a point in saying that while the series is known for its female characters, Dead or Alive Xtreme will not have all female characters.”
    So we get to see Rig sun tanning?! Fuck yes!!

  52. Wand
    Wand
    August 19, 2015 at 8:52 am

    The problem isn’t we do want the game or not, it’s we don’t want it CENSORED you fucking doofus

  53. sanic
    sanic
    August 19, 2015 at 4:54 pm

    Hmm guess I just need to keep my eye out.

  54. Esuna
    Esuna
    September 1, 2015 at 11:33 pm

    People need to learn to IGNORE SJWs because they are mentally ill and aren’t the ones playing or buying games. Listen to the people who actually buy and play these games. I really hope this gets released in North America.