Dead or Alive: Dimensions

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VideoDOA Dimensions has Metroid stage

Team Ninja pays tribute to Other M.

VideoHow does DOA Dimensions look on 3DS?

Trailer reveals controls, gameplay.

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Ninja Gaiden 3: Razor's Edge to be Wii U launch title

Ninja Gaiden 3: Razor's Edge to be Wii U launch title

Plus, Tecmo reveals Dead or Alive 3DS sales.

Ninja Gaiden 3: Razor's Edge will launch alongside the Wii U some time next year, publisher Tecmo Koei has announced.

The news comes out of documentation released with the publisher's quarterly financial report released today, as reported by Andriasang.

There's still no word on whether the Wii U version will differ in any meaningful way from the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 version of the game, due for release on 4th February.

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Dead or Alive: Dimensions

Portable fighting games: to some they're an enjoyable time-sink with endless replay value; to others, they're a mechanically sound premise that's let down by frustrating controls. But while it's easy to whinge about d-pads and analogue sticks when you're dropping simple combos, when you consider the pocket fighter's progression in recent years, it's clear we've come a long way.

The PSP has near-flawless ports of Street Fighter Alpha 3, SoulCalibur IV and both Tekken 5 and 6, and with the advent of the 3DS, we can add a fully-fledged Super Street Fighter IV and BlazBlue: Continuum Shift II to the ever-growing list. But despite offering some of the richest fighting systems in portable form, few handheld fighters can match their console counterparts. Dead or Alive: Dimensions, however, is one that can.

Those unfamiliar with Dead or Alive may have heard about leather-bound ninjas, jiggly breast physics and extreme button mashing - and to be fair, most of these assumptions are entirely correct. But while DOA is considered to be less technical than Virtua Fighter or Tekken, it offers a precise fighting system that lets you punish predictable combos with ease. A DOA master will always trounce a DOA dabbler.

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Nordic Dead or Alive release ruined

Nintendo pulls plug amid child porn accusation.

A possible violation of Swedish child pornography law means Nintendo 3DS game Dead or Alive: Dimensions won't release there, or Norway, or Denmark.

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L.A. Noire! Witcher 2! DOA! NMH!

Open-world gaming royalty Rockstar this week decrees you turn your attention from Westerns to the film noir genre.

Team Ninja teases Dead or Alive 5

"Thinking about" PS3, 360 as platforms.

Next month Dead or Alive fighting games return after a five year hiatus with Nintendo 3DS brawler Dimensions, but what about Dead or Alive 5?

Nintendo dates Ocarina of Time 3DS

Plus, Dragon Quest VI, Dead or Alive, more

The 3DS remake of N64 classic The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time launches in Europe on 17th June, Nintendo has announced.

DOA: Dimensions hits 3DS in May

Nintendo to handle publishing duties.

Fleshy 3DS brawler Dead or Alive: Dimensions squares up to retail in May, Nintendo and Tecmo-Koei have announced.

Team Ninja dissects Dead or Alive and Ninja Gaiden 3

"This is the real Ryu Hayabusa."

2011 is set to be the year Team Ninja emerges from the shadow cast by the departure of Tomonobu Itagaki with new games in the Dead or Alive and Ninja Gaiden franchises. Dimensions, the first DOA fighting game in over five years, is a launch window title for the 3DS, and Ninja Gaiden 3, still without announced platforms, has been described as a reboot. Exciting times.

New Team Ninja out to prove itself

Welcomes comparison with Itagaki games.

The New Team Ninja won't cower in the shadows of Old, and has said projects Ninja Gaiden 3 and Dead or Alive: Dimensions are statements of that belief.