Dead or Alive Xtreme 3: Koei Tecmo EU Comments, Sends Fans to Buy on PlayAsia, which Doubles its Followers

on November 26, 2015 4:29 AM

The Dead or Alive Xtreme 3 issue has become rather heated, after the firm denial of the possibility of a western release from Team Ninja’s community manager.

Koei Tecmo Europe posted a comment, praising the community manager for his honesty on the fact that the game isn’t coming, with a caveat.

Interestingly, the publisher explicitly encouraged fans to buy the Asian version (which will come with English text), linking to import retailer PlayAsia.

PlayAsia itself has been pushing the game rather heavily recently, going as far as explicitly blaming “nonsense” from a certain area of the media and social media sphere.

Since then, a number of Twitter users, including journalists and a few developers, expressed their intention to boycott the retailer. That effort doesn’t seem finding much purchase, though. Yesterday PlayAsia’s account counted under 10,000 followers. In little more than a day, it boomed to over 21,000, more than doubling its social reach.

As I mentioned at the beginning of this somewhat depressing saga, if Koei Tecmo won’t give fans what they want, importers will be more than happy to take their money.

 /  Executive News Editor
Hailing from sunny (not as much as people think) Italy and long standing gamer since the age of Mattel Intellivision and Sinclair ZX Spectrum. Definitely a multi-platform gamer, he still holds the old dear PC nearest to his heart, while not disregarding any console on the market. RPGs (of any nationality) and MMORPGs are his daily bread, but he enjoys almost every other genre, prominently racing simulators, action and sandbox games. He is also one of the few surviving fans of the flight simulator genre on Earth.