In the past few weeks, much has been made of some controversy around the release of the upcoming Dead or Alive Xtreme 3 not being granted a release in Western territories as noted by posts on the game’s official Facebook page, with publisher Koei Tecmo Games firmly providing their own response to the reactions this morning.
Sent through Twitter and other platforms, Koei Tecmo provided an official statement on the matter of Dead or Alive Xtreme 3 and comments made through the game’s Facebook page, detailing that while those comments solely reflect on the individual’s opinions rather than that of the company, Koei Tecmo did reiterate confirmation that the game will not be seeing a release in regions outside of Japan and Asia.
Koei Tecmo mentioned in its full statement:
“The comments recently made by an employee regarding Dead or Alive Xtreme 3 on the official Dead or Alive Facebook page only reflect that individual’s opinion and not the opinion or business strategy of Koei Tecmo Games.”
“We remain focused on delivering the best in fighting entertainment to our fans around the world, while consciously respecting and strategising to support the different global audiences the Dead or Alive franchise lends itself to.
“Dead or Alive Xtreme 3 remains in development and is still planned for release in Japan and Asia only.”
Dead or Alive Xtreme 3 will release for PS4 and PS Vita in Japan and Asia on February 25th, 2016.
— KOEI TECMO AMERICA (@KoeiTecmoUS) December 1, 2015