Dead or Alive Xtreme 2 was not entirely focused on the beach volleyball
Dead or Alive Xtreme 2 was not entirely focused on the beach

The upcoming Dead or Alive Xtreme 3 is set to be the next big entry in the spin-off series from the famed Dead or Alive franchise. As revealed, the game is coming for Sony's PS4 and handheld PS Vita in Japan, according to Japanese videogame magazine Famitsu, via NeoGAF.

The PS Vita version will be called Dead or Alive Xtreme 3: Venus, while the PS4 version will be called Dead or Alive Xtreme 3: Fortune.

As of now, details are few and far for both the versions and how the two would be different from each other. But it seems some of the details have been made public via a recent interview with producer Yosuke Hayashi.

Here's a gist of possibilities for both the games based on revelations made so far:

  • If there is a strong enough demand for a western release, Koei Tecmo will consider it, but currently, plans include only a release in the Asia region.
  • The Vita version of the game will use the touch panel and gyro sensor and also "Soft Engine Lite". A toned-down version of "Soft Engine 2.0" will be used for the PS4 version.
  • Prioritising the use of one character over others will provide rewards to players. No specifics were given on how this would work.
  • There is a camera mode, ala that found in The Last of Us Remastered and The Order: 1886.
  • Bonuses received from suntans in the game have been improved.
  • Beginning 20 August, Koei Tecmo will release 15 custom themes for the PS4 and PS Vita, each one featuring a different character. The nine most downloaded themes will determine the nine characters that make it into the final games.
  • Post-launch downloadable characters are not currently planned.

For the record, the previous two versions in the Dead or Alive spin-off series, Dead or Alive Xtreme Beach Volleyball and Dead or Alive Xtreme 2, were released on the original Xbox in 2003 and the Xbox 360 in 2006, respectively.

As you may expect, the premise of the Xtreme series is that the girls of the fighting game franchise have now gone to the beach to try their hands out on volleyball, modelling and playing in other mini-games present in the beach setting.

Dead or Alive Xtreme 2 was not entirely focused on beach volleyball, hence the exclusion of the activity from the title. While the first two entries were exclusive to Xbox platforms, Dead or Alive Xtreme 3 will arrive exclusively for the PlayStation platforms.

Stay tuned for more updates!

[Source: Gameranx, Hachima Kikou]

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