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Dead or Alive Xtreme 3 won't release in the west for fear of backlash

Have things gotten that out of hand in the gaming community where a game like Dead or Alive Xtreme 3 won't get a western release? Apparently - yes.

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Koei Tecmo announced Dead or Alive Xtreme 3 a few months ago, and today, we’re learning Team Ninja has no plans for a western release for fear of backlash from the gaming community outside of Japan.

Answering a fan on the official Dead or Alive Facebook page, Team Ninja revealed there are currently no plans to bring DoA Xtreme 3 to the west. “We do not bring DOAX3 to the west and won't have any plan change in the future,” the studio said when asked if the game would be headed to the US and EU regions.

Team Ninja followed up its original statement to reveal the real reason behind not planning to develop the game for western territories. “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.”

Considering how outraged the gaming community has been over certain aspects of popular games over the years, we can’t exactly blame the studio for their decision. Fortunately, for those who would love nothing more than to see bubbly girls wearing skimpy clothing while on vacation, Dead or Alive Xtreme 3 will be region free and all of its menus and subtitles will be available in English. This should make the process of importing it once it’s released a breeze.

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    November 24, 2015 8:51 AM

    Daniel Perez posted a new article, Dead or Alive Xtreme 3 won't release in the west for fear of backlash

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      November 24, 2015 9:05 AM

      Finally, some cultural similarity b/w the US, Somalia, and Afghanistan.

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      November 24, 2015 9:10 AM

      but how will people enjoy the plot if they have to import it?

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      November 24, 2015 9:19 AM

      The terrorists have won.

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      November 24, 2015 9:24 AM

      They made the right move. Women play volleyball wearing full-body suits in real life. FORCING them to wear bikinis to play a beach sport is objectification, pure and simple. Bravo, Team Ninja. Thank you for thinking of the children.

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          November 24, 2015 11:45 AM

          Niiiice :D

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            November 24, 2015 11:56 AM

            Dude the world is broken hey :( certain groups have to always shit on all of our parades.

            They should just release the game here any ways and ignore the haters, its just a freaking game for fuck sake.

            You got to love how Shower With Your Dad Simulator 2015: Do You Still Shower With Your Dad didn't get banned but for what ever reason people want to take a shit on this. If any of the haters actually watched real Beach Volly Ball they really do slap each other on the ass some times btw its no big deal.

            I bet if it was the same exact game but nude dudes with massive physic schlongs it be a best seller and GOTY LOL.

            All well no much you can do now a days its the sign of the times.

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              November 25, 2015 11:47 AM

              Yeah its a sign of the times alright. This world is plunging deeper into hell.
              Women's bodies were not created to be flaunted all over the place,
              making husbands think lustful thoughts about other women (not his own wife).

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      November 24, 2015 9:26 AM

      This is just South Park being right again. KT making controversy to advertise their game.

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      November 24, 2015 9:30 AM

      They should just include men with bouncing dick physics, problem solved.

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      November 24, 2015 9:38 AM

      Backlash / poor sales?

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      November 24, 2015 11:04 AM

      Take that! butt slaps.

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      November 24, 2015 11:52 AM

      Sweet. That'll just make people want it more XD

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      November 24, 2015 12:47 PM

      i'm offended about being potentially offended....

      *sigh

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      November 24, 2015 4:57 PM

      I won't lie I played the shit out of the first game. But at that time there were tons of tennis / volleyball / golf games that were really good.

      Now there are none.

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        November 24, 2015 5:53 PM

        We got the first one as a dare kind of thing. It turned out to be a pretty good game with serious volleyball action.

        Also my female cousins loved to play it, accessorize the girls and unlocking all the knickknacks. They didn't understand why a bunch of boys had a "girly" game in the collection.

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      November 24, 2015 5:03 PM

      haha that's a load of shit.