The makers of Dead or Alive 6 have announced that they are toning down the female nudity.
Japanese developer Koei Tecmo also said that there will be more ‘natural breast movement’.
The game, which was announced at this year’s E3, has finally responded to the heavy criticism of the game and its female characters with more clothing.
This is what characters used to look like…
And here’s an example of what they look like now…
Producer and game director Yohei Shimbori told Eurogamer: “It’s very intentional that we changed Kasumi’s default costume for Dead or Alive 6,
“The reason I chose that costume is because I’m a fan of American comic books. When you look at American comics, they’re abandoning those classical costumes and becoming more functional, becoming more like fighters. They have certain materials they use for the costumes. I thought that was a wonderful idea and I wanted to follow that.”
They’re also ensuring that the ‘breast movement’ is more realistic. He said: “There is still some movement, because that is part of DoA’s DNA”. But he said that in previous versions of the game there was “too much exaggeration”.
“We are trying to achieve some natural movement, so when you move, things move naturally. That’s our intention,
“This is a fighting game. We felt people were not looking at this as a pure fighting game. They were looking into something that was in the wrong direction. So, we wanted to make sure this is a fighting game first.”