Following last month’s news from Team Ninja’s Community Manager that revealed Dead or Alive Xtreme 3 isn’t planned for North America or Europe, Koei Tecmo issued a statement on the matter 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.
The comment in question came after someone asked why DOA Xtreme 3 wasn’t coming West, with the Community Manager replying, “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.”
At the time, Koei Tecmo Europe tweeted, “Kudos to the [Team Ninja’s Community Manager] for being honest. But if you really want it, you can import [English version],” though they didn’t approve that he put the blame on anyone.
Will you be getting the English version?
[Source: Koei Tecmo (Twitter)]