Dead or Alive is the fighting series for people who like their synthetic materials surgically implanted in, rather than wrapped around, the female form. It’s heavily marketed on the fact that large breasted women in the game don’t have much in the way of clothing. But it’s not as shallow as it might appear. Dead or Alive has always had plenty of depth to the gameplay that many 3D fighting fans will loudly defend against the sneering mockery of those of us who just think the outlandish breasts are ridiculous.
So, how about cramming touchscreen controls and the skimpiest costumes imaginable without actually being pornographic right into the Vita version? Yeah, that’ll probably go down a storm. You’ll be able to hold your Vita vertically to switch on the new first person mode and then you’ll have to tap the screen to fight. It all sounds a little weird, to be honest. All of this is old news that’s been seeping out of Tecmo Koei over the past few weeks.
So, what’s new? Well, there’s going to be a collector’s edition for the Vita, consisting of the first production run of game cards, and that will include a code to download some freebies. You’ll get a download code for 12 “Paradise Sexy” costumes, some of which can be seen in the screens below. You’ll also get a code to download something called an “Extreme Private Gravure” movie, which sounds filthy. Then there’s a custom fighter skin, soundtrack and beginner’s guide.
It all sounds suitably bonkers. We expect to hear a bit more as that March release date looms every nearer.