The community manager for Team Ninja has confirmed that Dead or Alive Xtreme will not be released in the west due to its content.

If you’ve got any sort of online presence over the last few years it’s not hard to guess (especially while looking at the screenshots) the reason why the game won’t be coming be coming West, however Team Ninja’s community manager put the final nail in the coffin with a post on Facebook.

Upon being asked by a fan, the community manager had the following to say;

“We do not bring [Dead or Alive Xtreme 3] to the west and won’t have any plan change in the future,”

Upon being asked by the reason why, the community manager responded with the following reply;

“Do you know many issues happening in video game industry with regard to how to treat female in video game industry? We do not want to talk those things here. But certainly we have gone through in last year or two to come to our decision. Thank you.”

It seems like the only way you’re going to be able to play this one in the West in an English language is by importing the English-Asia version of the game, which thankfully can be imported through Play-Asia here.

Be sure to let us know your thoughts on this perhaps controversial subject in the comments below and be sure to stay tuned to The Vita Lounge for any further updates regarding this matter.

  • Giant_Z

    Another disappointment for me after Gravity Rush 2 =(
    thanks about the link to buying the game.

    • Juner

      You act like this is Sony’s fault Deal with it and get over it, Nintendo 3DS fanboy! 🙂

      • Giant_Z

        I am talking about ps vita games in general
        not just games from Sony.
        At least I can buy it from play-asia
        so no problem!

        • Juner

          Just as insatiable as consumers since first party games in 2012 for ps vita do not sell well when they are stupid to realize what makes a game AAA vs. people who have different interpretations of AAA… :/

          Don’t blame Sony since Consumers, the mobile market and bad journalism play a part in it too!

    • Juner

      You sound too honest imo… Just buy a 3DS and not ruin Vita owners to enjoy this system. 🙂

  • zelduck

    “Dead or Alive Xtreme 3 Not Coming West” – West Not “Coming”

  • XtemmA2

    Preordered! :3

  • This whole episode has been ridiculous in my opinion, good thing the offended parties started boycotting PlayAsia. Thanks to that boycott PlayAsia Twitter follower count has more than doubled. Last I checked they had over 18,000 followers 🙂

  • SosAge

    Meh what about games like Senran Kagura.

  • Buckybuckster

    Quite the odd situation eh? And I’m not fully buying the given explaination either.