Lick twice for service


The Tokyo Game Show, also known as TGS, is an event held annually in September that allows developers to showcase their wares in Japan. The main focus is usually on Japanese software and games, but it has been known to feature international creators as well.

Much like other shows of its kind held around the world (specifically Gamescom), the TGS opens its doors to the general public during the very final days of the event. TGS often hosts games currently in development, and is used to give fans an idea of future goings on for their favourite titles. One such announcement was for Dead or Alive Xtreme 3.


Dead or Alive Xtreme 3, or simply DOAX3, is the latest title in the more Xtreme series; a more sexualized departure from the fighting franchise with a focus on fan service and lighthearted recreation. We’ve written a few articles in the past on this particular title, as it has involved some community effort in its development cycle. The game had its own space reserved at the show with its producers Koei Tecmo, and was finally announced for Spring 2016. Unfortunately for fans in the West, this announcement only covers Japan; no mention of a western release has been made as of yet. However, as we mentioned in a previous article written on DOAX3, the game could come this way if the demand is sufficiently high. While the developers gave no indication of how you could go about showing your supports, we did some research and found a change.org petition  that is currently sitting at 1,700 supporters. Team Ninja, the developers, also have a Twitter account that you can bombard with requests.

Other big announcements made by Koei Tecmo were the results of the character voting. As we’ve learned before, the developers asked for fan input to decide which lovely ladies would make the grade. The developers allowed for 9 characters to make it into selection, and votes were tallied based on download numbers. Unsurprisingly, fan favourite Marie Rose came out clearly on top, with Honoka and Kasumi following not too far behind. For the full results, you can take a look below.

order; Marie Rose, Honoka, Kasumi, Ayane, Kokoro, Nyotengu, Hitomi, Momiji, Elena.---

To finish up, Koei also discussed the possibility of VR support, so you can ogle your favourite girl like you’re really there. Producer Yosuke Hayashi also made mention of the support, who was adamant that it would be something that will definitely be supported. PlayStation, of course, has its own version of VR codenamed Project Morpheus and now also known as PlayStation.VR, which we have yet to see as a consumer model but is slated for a 2016 release.

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