The Team Ninja community manager said Dead or Alive Xtreme 3 would not come west, and that plans for a western release wouldn’t change, because of the “many issues happening in video game industry with regard to how to treat female in video game industry.”
Here’s Koei Tecmo’s statement today:
The comments recently made by an employee regarding Dead or Alive Xtreme 3 on the official Dead or Alive Facebook page only reflect that individual’s opinion and not the opinion or business strategy of Koei Tecmo Games.
We remain focused on delivering the best in fighting entertainment to our fans around the world, while consciously respecting and strategizing to support the different global audiences the Dead or Alive franchise lends itself to.
Dead or Alive Xtreme 3 remains in development and is still planned for release in Japan and Asia only.
Dead or Alive Xtreme 3: Fortune and Dead or Alive Xtreme 3: Venus will launch for PlayStation 4 and PS Vita, respectively, on February 25 in Japan and Asia. The Asian release will feature an English language option. Pre-order the PS4 version here, or the PS Vita version here.