After a controversial latter-half of 2015 that saw Koei Tecmo embroiled in a culture war battle over their withholding of releasing Dead or Alive Xtreme 3 in the West due to the media’s clear bias toward Social Justice Warring and click-bait aimed at fueling outrage culture, Play-Asia and Koei Tecmo are proud to announce that the beach volleyball game is now available for the PlayStation Vita and the PlayStation 4.
Play-Asia sent out the press release to make it known that the Asia version of Dead or Alive Xtreme 3 is available with English translation handled internally, so you can play and enjoy the game on your PS Vita or PS4 without having to worry about Treehouse-tier localization affecting the game.
Play-Asia made it a point in the press release to point out that all of the content of the Japanese version have been retained in the Asia release and that nothing is censored or cut out.
As for Dead or Alive Xtreme 3… the game features beach volleyball just like the other two previous games in the series, along with the new hip wrestling mini-game where the girls must battle each other using their bums to knock their opponent into the water, as well as the new rope-pulling mini-game and rock-climbing mini-game.
I’m not exactly sure how the rock-climbing mini-game has any fail states because they always show so very little of it, but when they do showcase the mode it’s focused squarely on the assets of the climbers.
One thing they don’t mention in the press release is the new Gravure photo mode where you can outfit the girls in a wide variety of outfits and snap photos of them. I’m quite positive you’ll be able to share the photos with friends and family.
Another mode that had some fans excited was the casino mode. This mode wasn’t promoted very much but it definitely seems to be the one feature that could turn out to be a surprise hit, especially if there’s any multiplayer compatibility.
Dead or Alive Xtreme 3 is available right now for $49.99 on the PlayStation Vita and $59.99 on the PlayStation 4. You can import a copy from over on Play-Asia since North American retailers won’t be carrying it due to the media’s outrage over women wearing bikinis in video games. And if you really think that the whole media outrage thing is hyperbole, don’t forget how games journalists attacked and threatened Play-Asia for supporting the release of Dead or Alive Xtreme 3.
[Edit:] Alternatively you can pick up a physical copy of the game from Video Games Plus for the PS Vita and PS4. If you’re in the U.K., you can also grab copies from Rice Digital, which also has the Asia version in stock with the English translation for the PS Vita and PS4.