Tecmo Koei Won't Be Localizing The Latest Dead or Alive Xtreme
What a beach bummer.
Tecmo Koei won't be bringing the latest entry in the Dead or Alive series Westward, unfortunately, but the reason why doesn't actually make a whole lot of sense.
One of the racier new features in Dead or Alive Xtreme 3, the latest version of the game that's coming to PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita in Feburary 16, is the "bikini malfunction" system. It allows the characters' swimwear to shift or fall down from all the strenuous activity, revealing tan lines and a little more skin than the series has shown before.
Despite producer Yosuke Hayashi teasing a possible western localization for the game in an earlier issue of Japanese gaming magazine Famitsu this year, Koei Tecmo revealed the game is currently only being developed for players in Asia. American fans assumed they'd see their own release of the game, but remarks in broken English from Koei Tecmo's community manager on the company's official Facebook now tell a different story:
"We do not bring DOAX3 to the west and won't have any plan change in the future. Thank you for asking," read the Facebook post in response to a fan question as to whether or not the game would indeed be receiving a western localization. "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."