In response to a request on the official Dead or Alive Facebook page, Team Ninja‘s community manager explained the studio’s reasoning for not localizing Dead or Alive Xtreme 3.
“We do not bring [Dead or Alive Xtreme 3] to the west and won’t have any plan change in the future,” Team Ninja’s community manager said in a response. “Thank you for asking.”
He continued, “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.”
Koei Tecmo Europe’s official Twitter account acknowledged the community manager’s remarks, saying, “Kudos to the [Team Ninja’s community manager] for being honest. But if you really want it, you can import [the English] ver.”
While a localization for North America and Europe isn’t planned, Asia, as previously announced, is getting an English version of Dead or Alive Xtreme 3.
We’ve reached out to Koei Tecmo for further clarification.
If you missed it, catch the latest Dead or Alive Xtreme 3 footage here.