When Dead or Alive 6 was revealed people were shocked by the costumes worn by the female fighters. They seemed to be wearing clothes rather than strips of fabric held together by cobwebs, clearly impractical and would not hold a pea in place let alone an extra jiggly bosom or two.
Koei Tecmo have said they have toned down flesh due to a “global trend” for sexualisation to be toned down, “so everyone can play without being embarrassed.”
“This is a fighting game,” producer and game director Yohei Shimbori told Eurogamer. “We felt people were not looking at this as a pure fighting game. They were looking into something that was the wrong direction. So we wanted to make sure this is a fighting game first.”
There will also be changes to the game’s ridiculous breast physics, they won’t be removed completely but will be more realistic. “We are trying to achieve some natural movement, so when you move, things move naturally. That’s our intention,” said Shimbori.