Koei Tecmo may have completely avoided releasing Dead or Alive Xtreme 3 Scarlet in the West due to raging feminists, but they know darn well that making it easy enough for Westerners to buy the game would do wonders for stuffing their coffers full of coin. This is why the recently released Dead or Alive Xtreme 3 Scarlet offers gamers the option to purchase it physically as an import from Play-Asia, or digitally from the Nintendo Japan eShop with the option to make full use of English language support and the coveted 4D jiggle physics.
If you visit the Nintendo of Japan Store, you’ll note that on the description page for Dead or Alive Xtreme 3 Scarlet, there’s a listing of the game’s features for the digital version, which clocks in at 4.4GB, and one of those options includes English language support. You can see it in the translated image below.
The kanji original listing uses “英語”which literally translates to “English” (as a language). The first symbol, “英”, is a noun that refers to “English” or “England”, and the second symbol, “語”, is kanji noun for “speech” or “language”. So together, it means “English Language”.
Essentially, in plain ‘ole English, this means that you will be able to download the uncensored Japanese version of Dead or Alive Xtreme 3 Scarlet for the Nintendo Switch from the Japanese eShop with English language support.
So this means that you don’t have to physically import the game if you don’t want to.
The game on the Switch lacks some of the more impressive lighting and shader features from the PS4 and PC version of Dead or Alive Xtreme: Venus Vacation, and the game also only runs at 30fps on the Switch compared to the 60fps on the PS4 and PC. However, you can see what the game plays like in the first 45 minutes on the Nintendo Switch courtesy of justonegamr, so you can judge for yourself if it’s worth the price of entry.
How To Buy Dead or Alive Xtreme 3 Scarlet For Nintendo Switch
Now some of you might be wondering how do you get your hands on the Japanese version from the Japanese eShop if you don’t have the proper eShop credits? Well, here is where Play-Asia comes into play.
You can purchase Japanese Nintendo eShop credits for the Nintendo Switch from the Play-Asia store.
- Load the credits onto your Nintendo Network account, and then change your Nintendo Network account main region to Japan.
- Boot up your Nintendo Switch and make sure that you’re connected to the internet.
- Enter into the Nintendo eShop from the home screen and it should be in Japanese.
- Browse to Dead or Alive Xtreme 3 Scarlet, and purchase it from the eShop.
Wa-la! You now own a copy of Dead or Alive Xtreme 3 Scarlet.
Alternatively, you can acquire a physical import of Dead or Alive Xtreme 3 Scarlet with multi-language support for the Nintendo Switch from the Play-Asia store.
There’s also the PS4 version of the game, but it’s censored from top to bottom, missing certain bikinis, missing the bikini malfunction feature, and missing certain accessories such as the fans. So steer clear of the PS4 version, which was severely hampered by Sony’s PS4 censorship policies.
(Thanks for the news tip mikebrand83)