The Dead or Alive Xtreme spin-off series is no stranger to fan service, and Koei Tecmo doesn’t hide away from this when promoting the game. It mean, one screenshot should tell you all you need to know. However, the latest addition, Dead or Alive Extreme Venus Vacation, represents easily a new low for the spin-off franchise in its disturbing sexualisation of women in video games.
Dead Or Alive Extreme Venus Vacation Takes Sexualisation To New Lows
Dead or Alive Xtreme 3 is already pretty close to the edge in terms of how it portrays women. The characters in the game freely parade around in skimpy clothing, but Venus Vacation goes one step further, if you can describe it as such. Now, you’re able to gawk at the girls as they take a bath, their modesty obscured only by some well-placed bubbles.
This is the kind of stuff we’re talking about:
What’s interesting to note is that Koei Tecmo said it was stomping down on the series’ sex appeal with Dead or Alive 6. Not only did that game pretty much flop at retail, but it didn’t really tone down much of anything. At this point, you have to wonder if the studio will double down on the spin-off efforts and abandon the mainline series altogether; it’s obviously still selling, that’s for sure.
Dead or Alive Venus Vacation is a PC web browser version of Dead or Alive Xtreme 3, which was previously released on the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita. The PS4 version of the game was later updated, along with the newly-released Nintendo Switch edition, as Dead or Alive Xtreme 3: Scarlet this year, while Venus Vacation also got a Steam launch.
Currently, Dead or Alive Extreme 3 is only available in Japan and Asian markets and it’s very unlikely it’ll see the light of day in the US and UK.