Ah, Dead or Alive. The boob game. The kawaii cash grab. The Japanese fighter more famous for its bouncing breasts than its juggle combos. How has a new mainline Dead or Alive game come out in 2019? Did Team Ninja, a developer that I'd thought had reinvented itself with the superb Nioh, lose a bet with Koei Tecmo or something? However it happened, the result is a game that's at best naff, at worst grim.
Dead or Alive 6 review
Developer: Team Ninja
Evo Japan pulled the plug on a western stream that saw sexual content used to promote upcoming fighting game Dead or Alive 6.
At E3 2018, the people behind Dead or Alive 6 declared the game had toned down the female sexualisation the series is infamous for.
Koei Tecmo has delayed Dead or Alive 6 by two weeks.
Dead or Alive 6 launches on 15th February 2019, Koei Tecmo has announced.
Dead or Alive 6 has a new dynamic stage set on an old pirate ship that has a kraken who can pick you up with its tentacles.
The Dead or Alive series is infamous for the sexualisation of its female characters. That, and its breast physics.
Team Ninja has unveiled the latest entry in its long-running fighting series, Dead or Alive 6 - and it's coming to PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One in 2019.
Dead or Alive 6 welcomes back the likes of Kasumi, Hayabusa, Hayate, Helena, Jann Lee, and Zack, for another bout of the series' exuberant martial arts action - this time, according to IGN, all running on a brand-new engine.
This should allow for much greater realism as characters react to their opponent's attacks and the interactive stages around them. As is evident in the reveal trailer below, fighters now sport dynamic facial expressions, will sweat, and will gain visible wounds after taking damage. Additionally, there's said to be "drastically improved lighting" and 4K support.