Dead or Alive is known primarily for its voluptuous, overly fantasized female characters, sometimes more so than the games actual fighting. There’s always something about Team Ninja’s new technology to make jiggly bits even bouncier than ever, but apparently they’re the only ones allowed to be naughty. That’s why they’re warning modders to stay away from the PC version of Dead of Alive 5.
Dead or Alive 5: Last Round will be a debut for the series on PC, giving modders unchallenged access to the games files and physics systems. It’s probably going to end up just as bad as you’d expect, and game director Yohei Shimbori is frightened by the prospect. In fact, he’s warned the community to keep it clean, otherwise it’ll be the last Team Ninja game on PC.
“We have to deal with mod issues from an IP holder perspective. We would like to ask PC users to play our game in good moral and manner. Otherwise, we won’t be able to release a title for PC again.”
Modders can potentially change any part of the game they wish, but even Shimbori knows where they’ll probably focus their efforts. Although not explicitly stating it, he does try to protect his characters by labelling them as sweet, light-hearted fantasy design, which shouldn’t be messed with.
“Our characters, male and female alike, are created in a fantasy setting and are using extraordinary abilities to compete with each other in a clearly light-hearted, over-the-top universe. Their abilities are very balanced and we want to present all of them as dynamic, strong, sexy and confident.”
It’s rather hilarious to see Team Ninja sweating so much over features that they’ve been consistently slammed for in the past, in an almost ironic twist of fate. I have no doubt that this call for decency will only spur modders on to create wildly ridiculous females character designs – although that’s certainly not helping the issue at all.
It could, however, get Team Ninja to think twice about focusing so hard on the bounciness of breasts in any of their future titles. Or they’ll just continue their “fantasised” ways and never release on PC again.
Last Updated: February 6, 2015