“This is a fighting game in which players engage in one-on-one matches with martial artists from around the world. Players mostly use punches and kicks to drain opponents’ life meters in fast-paced matches. Fighters can perform specialized attacks (e.g., magic blasts, exaggerated impact strikes), which are highlighted by slow-motion effects, close-up camera angles, and blood-splatter effects. Cutscenes depict additional acts of violence: robotic characters cut in half with a sword; helicopter machine guns shooting characters on the ground. A handful of costumes depict characters with narrow strips of cloth that barely cover their buttocks and/or pelvic areas. Some female fighters’ breasts jiggle while standing or fighting. In some sequences, players have the ability to zoom in on characters’ cleavage, posterior, or underwear, and take pictures. The word “sh*t” appears in the dialogue.”
So it sounds like some of the more risque outfits from Dead or Alive 5: Last Round will make it into the cut. The outfits that “barely cover their buttocks and/or pelvic areas” sounds like those special costumes where the girls were in barely-there bikinis or straps. You know… like the outfits below.
Obviously not all of the DLC costumes are making the initial launch, but given the ESRB’s description, I’m wondering just how risque will the starting default costumes be?
Producer Yohei Shimbori has spent a lot of time discussing a lot of the changes to the game, but we still don’t know a lot about it. Some are hopeful that all of the anti-fan-service talk that Shimbori posited during the interviews leading up to the game’s release was just pillow talk to cajole the game journalists. Others have completely waved off the game because it seemed like he was too focused on the e-sports crowd and the Social Justice Warrior crowd.
Now we have seen the implementation of boob jiggle physics. They aren’t the most impressive but they are back. And videos from YouTubers like Daniel Chlebowczyk reveal that there will be costumes included that give gamers plenty of upskirt shots to ogle and awe over.
The thing is, away from Shimbori’s ramblings about the women having smaller boobs so they could be depicted “more human” and the fan-service no longer being “too exaggerated”, the game itself mostly looks like standard fare Dead or Alive content. And even though Shimbori didn’t want to indulge in features like the Gravure Mode, according to the ESRB there’s still a photo mode present that will allow gamers to snap some tantalizing shots of the female pugilists.
The real question becomes: how much of the game is traditional Dead or Alive and how much of it did Shimbori influence to appeal to SJWs?
It’s a real toss up, and in the balance hangs fan-service.
(Thanks for the news tip zac za)