DMM Games recently announced an update for Dead or Alive Xtreme: Venus Vacation that launched on June 21st. In update 01.29.00 the “Appetizer Pinchos” outfit is available for Misaki. It’s themed after a maid’s outfit and it’s the first of what will be many updates featuring the ability to pull and yank on the girls’ clothing.
This bikini-tugging feature adds an extra risque element to the already ultra-sexy gacha game. You’re able to pull and tug at both the bra and panties, forcing Misaki to clutch at her clothing attire to keep them from completely falling off and having her supple assets exposed for all to see. A demonstration of the new feature was rolled out in a trailer that you can check out below.
You’re also able to lift up the apron and tug at the bikini bottoms while snapping a photo. You can earn “Appetizer” points by pulling at the bottoms and snapping pictures during the time-stop mode.
This special bikini won’t be available forever, though. It’s a limited time bikini that will be available in the cash shop from June 21st up through June 28th. If it turns out to be successful (and it probably will) expect more of these tuggable bikinis to make an appearance in Dead or Alive Xtreme: Venus Vacation, enabling more of the female cast of characters to clutch at their clothing attire to avoid having their dignity turned into ignominy.
But the digital damsels aren’t the only ones clutching tightly to their unmentionables. The gaming press are also at it again, taking aim at the feature with more supercilious grandstanding against the feature.
Gaming Revolution decided to turn the news article into topical discussion about consent, saying the feature adds “non-consensual stripping” to the game, and writing…
“Seeing a stripping mini-game in Dead or Alive Xtreme: Venus Vacation isn’t exactly surprising, though making the characters appear firmly not into it is certainly a strange design decision.
“This new feature has been named “appetizer,” as if this whole thing wasn’t pervy enough, and players can upgrade costumes for each character in order to introduce more “appetizers.””
Vice’s Motherboard — yes the same Vice known for fostering a culture of harassment, has had multiple employees fired for sexual misconduct, and was involved in a lawsuit for gender pay disputes — was a lot less restrained in spurning the game for the new tugging feature, making it known that the outlet is against gamers being able to soak in the gorgeous ladies of Dead or Alive Xtreme: Venus Vacation…
“Dead or Alive developer Koei Tecmo unveiled a new feature in a different Dead or Alive game, Dead or Alive Xtreme: Venus Vacation, that’s the exact opposite of toning it down: It includes minigames where you leer at women in tiny bikinis, and harass them as part of the game, trying to pull their clothes off nonconsensually.”
Not many other outlets picked up on the news so the pearl-clutching has been limited in scope. Even still, this narrative framing is similar to when game journalists caught wind of the VR mode for Dead or Alive Xtreme 3, where the girls’ reluctance to get poked and prodded by players was depicted by journalists as “virtual sexual assault”.
Game journalists and SJWs have been singing Koei Tecmo praises for a different game, though, Dead or Alive 6.
Why? Because Team Ninja removed the Soft Engine so boob jiggle is barely extant, and there’s no longer soft-body physics for boobs, thighs, and butts. Funnily enough, this means that there are more jiggle physics present for the female fighters in a realistic fighting game like EA Sports UFC 3 than there is in Dead or Alive 6.
Team Ninja has been throwing out excuses about wanting to make Dead or Alive 6 more realistic, replacing sexiness with more violent depictions of blood and bruising on the female fighters. Some people think that this will all turn around after the initial sales and DLC will bring back the scanty outfits, but what good are scanty outfits without the Soft Engine?
On the upside, you can still experience the true Dead or Alive Xtreme experience with Dead or Alive Xtreme: Venus Vacation on PC. You can download the client right now by visiting the DOAX Venus Vacation website.
(Thanks for the news tip Divine Providence)