Shuhei Yoshida Talks About Dead or Alive Xtreme 3's Lack of Western Release, Loves Dragon's Crown

The denied western release for Dead or Alive Xtreme 3 caused quite a lot of discussion among fans, and SCE Worldwide Studios President Shuhei Yoshida was asked to give his opinion by the Japanese site 4Gamer.

“Instead of being conscious of an overseas release, it was probably judged to be better to aim only at the Japanese market. After all, there is a cultural difference. That’s because in the west the awareness on how women should be depicted in media such as games is different than in Japan.

As for my personal opinion, if a representation is generally acceptable to the public within the Japanese culture, I think Japanese people don’t mind, but it is a difficult problem.

I really liked Dragon’s Crown for PS3 and PS Vita, but the title was harshly criticized and received some very low review scores.”

Update: Yoshida-san further clarified the statement on review scores:

One thing is for sure: while Dragon’s Crown did get a few criminally low review scores, with some calling it “gross and alienating,” reception was generally positive. It surely didn’t get a low score here.

Now, where’s that Dragon’s Crown PS4 remaster, Shu?


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Giuseppe Nelva

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.

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