Fans Demanded Bigger Breasts In Dead Or Alive 5

I was impressed when Team Ninja announced that Dead Or Alive 5 would ‘focus on the real women that surround us; the voice of a female, the mannerisms.’ However things started to fall apart when we discovered the game was to get ‘costume specific boob bounce‘ and since then Tecmo has been parading bikini clad babes at every opportunity.

Team Ninja were about to drag the Dead Of Alive series out of the gutter but they failed to live up to their initial promise, why?


“We were getting feedback from the overseas offices to tone down the sexuality – to tone down the sexiness of the game, and of the characters,” said game director Yohei Shimbori.

However once the fans got to play a demo of the game that was shipped with Ninja Gaiden 3 a very different message was received. “We actually got a lot of feedback from people who were playing it, saying, ‘We want bigger breasts. Make the characters more like that.’ That was kind of surprising.”

It’s rather sad that Team Ninja were pressured in to giving their characters big, bouncy bosoms and even more disappointing that they have tried to justify their inclusion.

“If you have a solid fighting game system there, there’s nothing wrong with having beautiful characters as a layer on top of that,” said Shimbori,  “That’s another layer of entertainment that there’s a need for. ”

“If there wasn’t a need for it, people wouldn’t have responded to the alpha demo like they did, and send us feedback,” he concluded. Do you have a need for huge, digital breasts with their own physics engine in your fighting games? Let us know in the comments.

Source: Gamasutra



  1. Yes, yes I do.
    Seriously though, when I first played DOA I was very impressed with the fighting. The counter system was unlike anything else I had played at the time. I much preferred it over any of the other fighting games available. But I was also a teenager, and lets face facts, boobs are awesome.

    • I dont disagree that boobs are absolute fantastic. Real life boobs anyway, not pixelated ones though

    • I don’t understand why you need that in a game. I play fighting games for the fighting. If I want boobs, the internet has a fair few available, and they are on real people!

    • Digital breasts as art, should be appreciated.

  2. FFS, How old are the so called “fans”? and why are they stuck in the 90’s? I’m sure theres more important features in a game than tiity physics. As Delriach pointed out, they could have been more focussed on the netcode or improving niggly things such as pausing the whole game when receiving a fight invite. Sad times

  3. Games like this are why people still scoff when you tell them you are a gamer.
    You can argue all the exciting and humorous Uncharteds and intense realistic Gran Turismos you like but when people see a stupid fighting game with unfeasibly skinny and scantily clad girls and massive bouncing boobies, it completely undermines you.

    Grow up, Team Ninja

    • Sadly its not Team Ninja who need to grow up, it’s gamers.

      • Then Team Ninja need to have the backbone to ignore these particular gamers and try and make a game with some credibility

  4. *sigh* Oh well, at least the games are fun to play. That’s the main thing.

  5. For the record as soon as DOA6 is announced for PS4 and 720 I will be DEMANDING that all the male characters wear lycra shorts, are hung like donkeys and have a 20,000 polygon cock with a dedicated phsyics engine to simulate swinigng.

    They responded to demands to sexualise the game before I dont see why I should be any different.

    • They might as well do that.

    • I look forward to performing The Helicopter finishing move. KER-SPLAT-O!

  6. I think the saddest part about this is the fact that there are actually people out there who take the time to write an email to the developers to demand bigger breasts…

    • Probably didn’t take long to write:

      “THIS >> Google Image ‘big breasts'”.

      You know… that’s what I would’ve done if I’d wanted to… you know… ah… show me the tits, you bastards!

  7. No words can describe just how sad those ppl are

    • Oversized chesticles have kept many a killer off of the street. Sure, such inclusions will undoubtedly have its knockers but Team Ninja are keen to stay abreast of the situation and appease fans from turning up on their doorstep, honking their hooters and trying to level the office with their bazookas.

      Hopefully, this is just a storm in a double-D cup and soon it’ll all be over. Nothing more than a fading mammary.


  8. I couldn’t care less for this game, but kudos on the sub-headline ;)

  9. Why didn’t they put in an adjustment slider in the options? That way, everyone can suit themselves.

  10. There’s certainly a case for mature gaming, but there is also a place for the irreverancy of the Leisure Suit Larry’s and jiggle-physics of the Soul Caliburs and the DOAs …..

    This kind of divergence happens in all types of media, sometimes people just have to take things with a pinch of salt and have a little chuckle. Getting all serious and ‘horrified’ over this just reminds me of the whole ‘Mass Effect vs Fox News’ debacle

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