Dead or Alive Xtreme 3 is a 2016 video game in the Dead or Alive series developed by Team Ninja and published by Koei Tecmo as the second sequel to the beach volleyball spin-off title Dead or Alive Xtreme Beach Volleyball.
It was released under two titles for the two different platforms, as Dead or Alive Xtreme 3: Fortune for the PlayStation 4 and as Dead or Alive Xtreme 3: Venus for the PlayStation Vita.
The game was distributed exclusively in Asian territories, where it was released on March 24, 2016, although it does contain an English language option.
Dead or Alive Xtreme 3 retains the camera mode from the earlier installments of the DOAX series.
The game features multiple gameplay modes, which include minigames such as beach volleyball and "butt battle".
Game modes include beach flag, in which characters will compete in a race to retrieve a flag, and rock climbing.
At night time you can participate in different casino games.
The feature which displays tan lines and swimsuit malfunctions is only available in the PlayStation 4 version.
In addition, there is a new suntanning system.
As the player unlocks new costumes for one character, the items will be also be available for use to all characters.
There are also new modes like Girl Mode, where the player can take direct control of the girl they have selected, and Owner Mode, where the player becomes an owner of another island.
The player is also able to initiate various activities with the girls, such as dating.
DOAX3 was released exclusively to Asian markets, but following protests from fans, Hayashi said a version of the game "adjusted for North America" might come to the West if the demand is high enough.
However, on November 24, 2015, Team Ninja posted on the franchise's Facebook page stating that they will not release the game in Western territories.
The Asian version will include an English language option and is region-free on both systems.
Following the announcement not to release the game outside Asia, a public debate arose whether this was due to avoid criticism of the sexualized portrayal of women in the games, or the comparatively low US and European sales of the previous game in the Dead or Alive Xtreme series.
Shuhei Yoshida, president of Sony, said in a statement; "It's due to cultural differences.
The West has its own thinking about how to depict women in games media which is different from Japan […] Speaking personally, if it is a representation acceptable to the general people in Japan, I wouldn't be concerned about it in Japan. It's a difficult problem".
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