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Dead or Alive 6 Director on Controversy: “Don’t Worry!”

A recent interview with Dead or Alive 6 producer/director Yohei Shimbori saw to him being asked about the game’s criticisms and controversies regarding its females being covered up, to which the man reassured fans by vaguely saying “don’t worry” (likely causing them to worry even more as a result).

In the interview, Shimbori briefly discussed that he is aware of the game’s dedicated fans being angry at the removal of revealing outfits and all boob physics (not to mention the sexualization and clothes-loss of the male characters):

“I got a lot of feedback worrying about that. The costumes that we have been showcasing are only a part of the game. But I don’t want everyone to be worried because we’re expecting a lot more costumes coming out.

I wasn’t surprised at all [at the feedback]. I actually expected that and I understand it as well. I expect that those worries will be gradually resolved, because we’re just showcasing the stuff that the team can [show] at this point in development. We don’t plan to do something very extreme, and I would like to tell the fans, ‘don’t worry'”.

Seemingly implying that upcoming costumes may expose some skin (but not as much as previous games as indicated by the “we don’t plan to do something very extreme” – unless the “extreme” measure in question is dialing back the sexiness), doubt will likely be the most abundant response from fans considering the director’s clear intent on satisfying a demographic of people who won’t even be purchasing the game.

Suspiciously enough, a group of people who created a petition thinking that a bunch of signatures will cause some form of change realized that their efforts were made even more fruitless due to (for some reason) being blocked by Dead or Alive 6’s social media accounts.

Those somehow still anticipating Dead or Alive 6 can expect its launch in 2019 for the PS4, Xbox One and PC.

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    • First, they removed loli sexualization from everything that has a lot of media coverage, and nobody complained. Now they’re coming for big boobs too, and sooner or later they might succeed, like how they succeeded to kill lolicon material.

      • Lolicon still exists, it’s more or less underground these days sans big events such as Comiket. Look at this year’s as proof that it’s still going strong.

        As for “killing” boobs and such, they can’t completely succeed. Trying to ban loli and hentai is like trying to get rid of roaches. You can spray chemicals and hire all the exterminators you want, but short of moving somewhere else, they’re still gonna keep appearing. Same with degeneracy, or any other form of free speech, for that matter. Short of an absolutely iron-fisted kill-all-who-oppose-us approach, they can never completely get rid of the industry, and shouldn’t even really try. Focus their efforts on something more worthwhile, like raising support for third-world countries or helping homeless kids or some shit.

    • They are objectively body shaming the ladies portrayed in the game, quite the delectable irony. They probably can’t comprehend physics, but when body movement is in motion the appropriate mass will move accordingly aka “jiggle physics”. In other words, belittling these realistic features is in fact body shaming, which is counter productive to their cause. And I agree with you, this is all out of spite/ jealousy which is sickening.

    • What’s more possible?
      -Be lazy and produce a game on the cheap without boob jiggle, pass it off as Appeasing Snowflakes, and selling jiggle physics as expensive DLC?

      -Appeasing Snowflakes for the sake of widening an audience that is known not to buy games to begin with?

      Its easy to fall for Snowflakes when you are easily triggered by kids being stupid.

    • You say that as if there’s such a thing as healthy fat women. Being fat is the opposite of being healthy and shouldn’t be condoned in any facet. Same as being ridiculously skinny as well. There’s nothing remotely healthy or sexy about looking like the Michelin man or a phasmid.

        • Most women don’t support feminism when you present it to them as snowflakes being trash. Feminism still supports equality and surprising boob jiggle because it does present a problem in sports. I don’t mind insane boob jiggle, but make it make sense at least. Back problems when?

          • @6:03
            Most of the “perverted” women are far from lesbians. They are just too lazy to actually go out and get a guy or make themselves look nice enough for even a moderately fat guy to fuck them.

          • Yeah, but a lot of the perverts are lesbos … see how moralistic hypocrisy and bad fame works only for men ..
            The gaming industry is already lost, employees are chosen for political and gender sympathy,when they are cowed by feminist and sjw protests ..

            No wonder if they start to hunt sexy mods too, with excuse of copyright ..

  • Meanwhile Soul Calibur 6 have showcased Talim – almost a loli character with outfit that shows enough skin to make SJW lose their minds (go to gamefaqs soul calibur 6 forum and search “Talim” for some epic lulz). And she probably will have swimsuit costumes, if previous SC games are any indication. I know what game I am going to buy.

    • Are we sure they are snowflakes? Don’t ever trust an online name, that’s what I’ve learned being on 4chan. You might be getting memed by a troll, or its a little kid that fell for the joke.

    • Pretty simple – news media, review sites and such.
      They don’t wan’t to bring a fuckton of articles about how their game is *enter buzzword here*.
      Also many game studios got infiltrated by oversensitive retards so it’s clicking nicely together.

      They just need to learn the hard way that most people won’t bow down to this shit in the name of “progressiveness”. The more huge failures like Ass Effect Andromeda the better.

    • You mean when Anti-SJWs complain and then the answer is “don’t worry”, because in both cases the SJWs and Anti-SJWs are triggered snowflakes because “Muh feminism” or “Muh boob physics”.

  • And to that Shimbori-san I’ll tell you we’re not worried, cause no one will buy your game. The only one that needs to be worried is you.
    Literally the only reason to buy Dead or Alive, instead of better fighting games was the “lewdity” of it.

    This will set a great example for Japanese developers to not follow in the dying footsteps of the west.

    • How are they following, you dimwit? They are just rinse-repeating their DOA5 marketing strategy for DOA6: Show tame stuff first (either due to technical limitations or to create anticipation) and slowly escalate.

      I swear extreme anti-sjws are becoming indistinguishable from actual sjws. No pleasing them. Always nagging, always complaining. Horseshoe theory at its finest.

      • How can you distinguish anti-anti-sjw from anti-sjw? Always nagging, always complaining. Horseshoe theory at its finest.

        Seriously, you can’t scold someone while doing the same thing, it’s stupid.

      • “How are they following” Hmmm lets see, Removing any and all breast/ass physics hmmm what else? Oh I know shrinking the breasts “too make them more human” hmm let’s see what else right-right lets add a fucking homosexual mexican too. CLEARLY you haven’t been reading/paying attention to anything going on with this trash. #GetwokeGobroke

      • These anti-sjws/pseudo alt-right idiots are sensitive snowflakes. They overreact to all these articles and SanCom knows how to bait them. If they were actual DoA fans, they’d know that DoA 5 did the same fucking thing, like you said. The sexy girls aren’t going anywhere. That’s what Dead or Alive is known for. They’re not going to fuck over their fanbase. It’d be like Mortal Kombat removing fatalities and the ultra violence.

  • – because we’re just showcasing the stuff that the team can [show] at this point in development.
    Ok… cool.

    – we’re expecting a lot more costumes coming out…
    So this game will have “costumes”. Can bikini be called a costume?

    – We don’t plan to do something very extreme…
    You’ve already shown two women beating each other with plenty of blood and you don’t call this extreme? I know this is translation and he mean changes in game itself, but at the same time it sounds so dumb.

  • basically he just says they’ll milk out all their customers with DLC costumes for the girls. the game mechanics haven’t really changed that much in the past few releases of the game, so buying new DoA games and buying DLC patches is just a huge waste of money. but hey, if you’re into that, more power to you.

  • “don’t worry” … Yeah no one believes this. They didn’t release the “extreme” game and they milked the last one with DLC costumes for years. Why should anyone look forward to the next one? What is going to be so important about it?

  • SJWs need their own continent.
    We could blow up the Alaska-Canada border with Kickstarter-Funded TNT, migrate the Alaskans to new Reservations in the US and rename Alaska to “Femineutschland”. We’ll just deport any person that advocates or enacts sexy censorship and give them enough supplies to last a few months.

    They could even make their own video games and publish them in the US! Win-win.

  • So now it become “don’t worry”? So you mean SJW can get burka costume for free (default cloth) with zero boob physics, while normal human need to pay to spin loot box to get better clothes?

  • I know it won’t get into the very thick skulls of some people here, but here are some hard facts.

    1)DOAX 3, despite the narrative, was not ”boycotted”. Even ”left” sites like Kotaku or Polygon are not calling for ”banning” games like Senran Kagura or DOA and you would struggle to find someone actually saying ”we need to ban DOA”

    2)I know it’s very hard to understand for people so woke and so intelligent, but (completely flabergasting truth here) I overheard that in those ”videyagumez” thing, users can be scathing in their criticism. If Koei Tecmo can’t handle people saying ”Geez, that’s a lot of clamshell bikinis on DLCS” they would be crying in foetal position over people screaming insults about WoW Teldrassil debacle…

  • TheOhFaSho83 says:

    anyone who thinks DOA will ever abandon their fanservice is either wishfully thinking or just plain delusional. you know what DOA is without fanservice? Discount Tekken. Now who’s gonna buy that when they can just buy Soul Calibur? Or Tekken? DOA has always relied on fanservice to stand out because without it the series would be just as much of a dinosaur as Virtua Fighter. But hey, who’s looking forward to a shameless DLC fest that’ll totally overshadow DOA 5? Because let’s be honest here, that’s what we’re getting. Team Ninja pulls the old bait and switch, presents the game with altered models, fully clothed characters, breast physics turned off (cuz yeah smh I own DOA 5 and you can totally do that) and makes it all look acceptable, then the game launches to massive boobage, jiggle everywhere and some absolute sluttiness in regards to DLC outfits. But they’d NEVER do something like that, right?

  • At this rate the final product will have the women dressed like its winter and all the guys will be wearing only thongs with bulges that bounce up and down for 5 seconds after any slight movement.

  • VenturousArtist says:

    The only way to fix this problem is by actually adding nudity in the game without any censorship or some partial bullshit we had since the beginning of the franchise.

    Show us some body parts in context so the teasing trend could end. This has happened in each passing installment and it’s not sexy anymore. It’s fucking annoying to have so much sex appeal but doing absolutely nothing with it.

    Also, fuck this guy if he’s talking about DLC costumes. We don’t need that anymore. If not, and he’s referring to lame outfits without any creativity, fuck him still.

  • Whatever.
    The revealing outfits & bouncing breasts physics should not’ve been toned down to begin with but this is what happens when Indusrty panders to critics & not the established fanbase.

    Oh a game’s difficulty is too intimating ? Well nerf it for the critics who has never played.

    Female characters are just too exaggerated & sexy (like the freakin male characters) ? Well lets tone it down for those that weren’t really interested to begin with.

    And before anyone says anything,. NO female characters don’t have to be overly exaggerated sexually (neither do male characters but no one says crap about that), No they don’t have to wear itty bitty outfits.

    But guess what, THEY DO BECAUSE THEY CAN. And they get toned down because the overly sensitive can’t handle it & say “Well this isn’t my taste so i’ll look elsewhere for something that’s more suitable to me” NOOOPE! Games get ruined because of that.

    Now every game has to appeal to everyone because not enough have the decency to move on & let those that are okay with M-Rated content enjoy it in peace.

    The overly sensitive critics & the spineless Indusrty is why i dislike western games today, & this console gen is the last generation i’ll get.
    Games are too censored to be enjoyable anymore.

    I saw this channel by random chance https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLQCxNuaHX_m23sPEY0Hv-85wyCbz75QpY
    Check out how even M-Rated gaming is being ridiculously censored.

  • My only issue is that DOA6 will be a fucking hive of DLC costumes just like DOA5. I love what they’ve shown of the gameplay, Diego looks cool and I’m hyped to see more of the classic characters come back, but I feel that it will be bare bones in terms of costumes just like DOA5 was. They fucking know the fans will pay up the ass for sexy costumes.

  • So they basically noticed how much of a failure the game is likely to be at launch and thought using such vague terms would make things better?

    “we’re expecting a lot more costumes coming out.”
    a lot more costumes can mean a lot of things. It also implies that if you want to see any skin you need to pay more via DLC.

  • This is the result for him after siding with the radicalized, easily offended, puritanical crowd and pseudo-game journalists over the franchise’s actual audience. Team Ninja will be getting on that deathbed that they pissed on and never washed. Looks like those who buy DOA will be hoping to Soul Calibur VI and SNK Heroines. At least these two fighters with sexy females are from developers who value their audience than following some bullshit “world trend” in the name of pleasing those who never buy any of their stuff.

  • They’ve not done a single thing to make people not worry lol

    You can’t just keep telling people to “not worry” and just sit there.

    They already scrapped the Soft Engine, so the jiggles are gone. They put a whole bunch of sweaty, shirtless men in the game while putting Kasumi in a burkini, and what they’re hinting at seems to imply “don’t worry, you’ll be able to buy sexy costumes… as DLC!”

    Fuck Shimbori.

      • TheOhFaSho83 says:

        You’re an idiot. but you chose the name Gaston and thanks to Beauty and the Beast that name will forever be synonymous with egotistical morons, in which case awesome choice. Let’s be honest here. We’re talking about Dead or Alive, a game series that has literally banked on fanservice since it’s early days, and can’t exactly fall back on gameplay alone like Ninja Gaiden could (well before 3 anyway) because then it just becomes discount Tekken lol and not to say discount Tekken is a bad thing, but if we want that, we’ve got Soul Calibur. Putting a bunch of sweaty shirtless dudes front and center in a game that’s primarily been marketed towards a male demographic is likely not going to do anything but push people away because it seems suspicious, like there’s an agenda (pandering to feminists, who have never been fans of the series and never will be), marketing blood and bruises does not make the game more appealing and is likely to also turn away the core fanbase, but there’s the ryona crowd, they oughtta love this, oh wait they won’t make up a significant increase in sales either. Also, there’s the obvious indication of the game being yet another DLC fest like the previous installment. What you call losing fap material, i.e. pandering to feminists, promoting new mechanics that won’t do much to interest the fan but will inevitably spawn a likely slew of YouTube ryona videos and essentially making it obvious that we’re getting another shameless DLC cash grab, is Team Ninja following in the footsteps of coworkers Omega Force and putting the screws to yet another devoted KoeiTecmo fanbase, and if the backlash from Dynasty Warriors 9 is any indication, Team Ninja’s essentially digging their own grave, shooting themselves in the foot, shooting themselves in the head and teetering back and forth before they eventually fall face into said self dug grave, And there’s no fearmongering behind that.

  • they added blood and bruises( I don’t get off on seeing women covered in scars and bruises), even if the gameplay might be improved its such a visual turn off I can’t see myself buying this

  • So he is aware dedicated fans are mad. Yet still he won’t give a flying fuck without a doubt. Also they will make a ton of DLC where the good stuff will be. I say to hell with this kind of BS. Also everyone who is fine and don’t has a problem with this crap has to get burried alive

  • Dead or alive was total SHIT from the start. its always the same with no mid-air block. the system is flawed. the boobs move the same regardless of the diffrent tops the girls wear -another flaw.

    remove the boobs/tits and DOA is just plain shit. from the start it was marketed at sexually frustrated virgins who are afraid of real life women.

    the same fucking retards pay whores/hookers to lose their virginity…fucking sad!!!

    street fighter. mortal kombat. king of fighters. virtua fighter. tekken are much better. they have always been better.

  • Random question for people crying about bare-chested dudes. I suppose you believe that muscular men with limited clothing are a ”FEMINAZI” conspiracy ? Anita Sarkeesian built a time machine to film Charlton Heston epilated chest rowing on a galley ? Or to take a Japanese example, Ken losing his clothes every single episodes in Fist of the North Star is because of SJW ?

  • Just for giggles (ZING) have you ever bothered to ask yourselves ”Gee, what the ”SJW” are actually saying about boobies games ” ?

    Because, while you imagine that Kotaku and co. keep asking for the games to get banned, the worst Kotaku actually wrote was to mock the DLC policy of DOA5. But of course, you have to be ”betacuck soyboy” to mock a game with 500 $ of clamshell bikinis.

  • Whatever.
    The revealing outfits & bouncing breasts physics should not’ve been toned down to begin with but this is what happens when Indusrty panders to critics & not the established fanbase.

    Oh a game’s difficulty is too intimating ? Well nerf it for the critics who has never played.

    Female characters are just too exaggerated & sexy (like the freakin male characters) ? Well lets tone it down for those that weren’t really interested to begin with.

    And before anyone says anything,. NO female characters don’t have to be overly exaggerated sexually (neither do male characters but no one says crap about that), No they don’t have to wear itty bitty outfits.

    But guess what, THEY DO BECAUSE THEY CAN. And they get toned down because the overly sensitive can’t handle it & say “Well this isn’t my taste so i’ll look elsewhere for something that’s more suitable to me” NOOOPE! Games get ruined because of that.

    Now every game has to appeal to everyone because not enough have the decency to move on & let those that are okay with M-Rated content enjoy it in peace.

    The overly sensitive critics & the spineless Indusrty is why i dislike western games today, & this console gen is the last generation i’ll get.
    Games are too censored to be enjoyable anymore.

    I saw the censored gaming channel by random chance.
    Check out how even M-Rated gaming is being ridiculously censored.

  • I don’t care about the game who’s core system is not about fighting, rather sexualizing characters male or female with tons of DLC costumes. I wait for Soul Calibur 6 which is going to be better than this trash.

  • Why the fuck would I want to play a fighting game for tit physics when I can just watch porn? More fap content on a square meter, more efficient use of my time. I play fighting games when I want to fight.

  • The fact that people buy the games for the tits and ass and not as an actual fighting game just speaks volumes of how shit and pathetic the entire DoA fanbase is anyway. Sad fucks, please shuffle off this mortal coil.