Available on: 3DS; Publisher: Tecmo Koei; Developer: Team Ninja; Players: 1 – 2; Released: May 24, 2011; ESRB: Teen ; Official Website
Having been a couple of years since I’ve last played a Dead or Alive game, I was interested to see how far the series has come along. Transitioning from the childhood mindset of enjoying gravity-defying bosoms on the Playstation 2 to looking at Dead or Alive from a seasoned, competitive standpoint was definitely a change. That said, it’s time to see if the series has evolved into a legit fighter, able to step into the ring with the likes of Tekken and Street Fighter, or if it still only provides eye candy for those too young to buy an M-rated game.
An abundance of sex appeal throughout this week’s releases, as we see the 3D jiggling mechanics of Dead or Alive: Dimensions and Duke Nukem’s return in Critical Mass. Not to worry for those of you who may be a bit more modest; feel free to pop in Kung Fu Panda 2 and game with the young’uns who the previous games for whom the previous games may not be appropriate. Personally, I’m dying to do a bit more rally racing myself.