Dead or Alive finding Paradise on PSP

Tecmo's bathing beauty series arrives on Sony's handheld this spring with volleyball and casino minigames, photo album features.

It's nearly bikini season for the girls of Tecmo's Dead or Alive series of fighting games. The assortment of scantily clad femme fatales are returning for another installment in the Dead or Alive Xtreme series, as Tecmo today confirmed it would make its North American return this spring with the launch of Dead or Alive Paradise for the PSP.

Nobody ever accused this series of being subtle.

As with previous installments of the game on the Xbox and Xbox 360, Dead or Alive Paradise will see gamers spending a two-week vacation on New Zach Island, socializing with the female fighters of Dead or Alive.

Players will be able to choose from nine characters and spend their time playing volleyball and casino minigames, buying the girls' friendship with gifts and taking their pictures for a personal photo album.

This will be the first game in the franchise to arrive in North America since Dead or Alive Xtreme 2 for the Xbox 360 in November of 2006. Released to tepid critical reaction, Xtreme 2's debut was overshadowed by a sexual harassment lawsuit brought against Dead or Alive creator Tomonobu Itagaki by a former coworker. Itagaki subsequently left Tecmo in June 2008 in a dispute over incentive payments.

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83 comments
BasilVZero
BasilVZero

Should of released a fighting game port and not the volleyball, Itagaki has soiled the DOA series name....or Tecmo themselves did it I mean lol, if their gonna depend on a spin-off series like that >_> This game wont sell as much as a fighting port, should of done what namco was doing with soul calibur and tekken at least.

grasshopper6
grasshopper6

volleyball action is great on these games and the casino minigames are good too, and the girls oh man the girls, hahahaha

Byaku524
Byaku524

Is this a sign that DoA is coming to the PS3?

CadillacCowboy
CadillacCowboy

FINALLY, the Dead or Alive series is returning to the PlayStation products (and in style, too!)! I can't wait for this game, and will be buying it the second it's released in Australia... Hopefully it'll be available on the PSP Go, too. Now all we need is a Dead or Alive Beach Vollyball/Dead or Alive Xtreme 2/Dead or Alive Paradise-style game on the powerful PlayStation 3 and I'll be all set...

greenmagnuma
greenmagnuma

Well I'm not getting this, if my parents see me playing this. they would be like "wut are you playing!?"

watchuwa
watchuwa

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DevilKazeya
DevilKazeya

hmhmhmhmhmhmhmhmm!... + _+ hah? what?

awmace5
awmace5

nice....... try not to get my hands sticky....

FahlazadDelOra
FahlazadDelOra

hey did someone misplaced the FFXIII pics onto this game? or just to make this game popular? heeheehee can't wait for this game....

greenmagnuma
greenmagnuma

I think they put the screens of FF XIII on purpose at this game to make this game more populiar! Smart thinking eh eh eh eh??? :P

concertostrife
concertostrife

wow, they have the whole cast of XIII !! .... >.>

Hydralic
Hydralic

kinda weird that all the screens for this game are from ff xiii

shabulia
shabulia

I can't wait to get this one. I know it's stupid but I just love these DOA Xtreme games. They are definately my guilty pleasure games of choice.

LAMACHUNG
LAMACHUNG

I am 27. I wish i can find the naked mode on DLC. I am glad to pay for it.

Mixman_Garrick
Mixman_Garrick

Only questions that I have are will they still have bilingual VAs and how will they fit all the controls for the PSP?

100starz
100starz

YOSUKE JESUS FOUR POSTS IN A ROW! By god, are you mad?

KnightsofRound
KnightsofRound

I can't believe that Team Ninja waste their talent with this garbage. The 360 version of this game is about as fun as it is to play Big Rigs.

jimbo102671
jimbo102671

Looking good so far. Now how about DOA4 for the PS3 or, better yet, a multi-platform DOA5?

BlueFlameBat
BlueFlameBat

What about the jet ski racing and non-casino mini-games? You can't just take those away. And what about Wii?

yosuke_hitomi
yosuke_hitomi

oh yeah btw i hope the "boob effect" was fixed,i really hate to look a nice girl of DOA like that being a sexual object,please guys removed that from your mind

yosuke_hitomi
yosuke_hitomi

its my girlfriend over there in DOA paradise BOXSHOT.ohh she's totally super hyper ultimate infinite C.U.T.E

yosuke_hitomi
yosuke_hitomi

oh please don't compare summer beach heat volleyball crap with this cute game,y'know most of people playing this DOAX series always look the pervert side or the ero side,why won't we play it just for fun while watching those cute girls playing volleyball,to me DOAX series was the best volleyball game,no other game could even compare to this kind of game.hmm so the merger has a positive side i think.

VirtualTofu
VirtualTofu

WHY? I got so use to DOA on Xbox!!!!!! This game won't even look as good as Summer Beach Heat Volleyball!!!

istuffedsunny
istuffedsunny

Tecmo has been crap ever since Itagaki left. Just look at this game or NGS2. Nothing but ports.

brownboyd
brownboyd

another pathetic game coming soon....

Jack_n_Coke07
Jack_n_Coke07

Nothing like tickling the elmo during a nice drive in the car.

LordRaymond
LordRaymond

Hm what if it was on Wii? I expect at least 1 million in sales lol.

Auction_Sniper
Auction_Sniper

Not bad, but I would have loved a port of Dead or Alive 2 instead!

Aentikraist
Aentikraist

uhh not bad why not buy this looks fun to have some good entertaining jaja really nice!!!!!

grasshopper6
grasshopper6

oh man I can take the girls everywhere with me everywhere i say.

Zerabp
Zerabp

I own both of the other games and if you are buying this for "hentai fantasies" you will be sorely disappointed. The first game is still the best and most fun of the series and had they just added to rather than adding and taking away from it the second one would have been better. Unfortunately Tecmo decided that only perverted people bought and played the game rather than those interested in a fun volleyball game and decided to take local multi-player out completely and replace it with a far inferior online mode. Make no mistake the first and second versions of this game are extremely fun volley ball games with some enjoyable mini games but trust me when i say it will be lacking compared to the first. So basically if you buy this game for the ey candy which is aplenty just know that you will be sorely disappointed in it as there are far more things readily available to fulfill that purpose.

WWFAttitudefan
WWFAttitudefan

Yay! now I can take my hentai fantasies with me on the go! :D

grey_fox1984
grey_fox1984

...yeah, don't make a PSP DOA fighting game or nothing

SDBusDriver1979
SDBusDriver1979

This is why Tecmo is dead to me after Itagaki left. Itagaki was Tecmo and Tecmo is Itagaki. Pump out as many Dead or Alives and Ninja Gaidans you want they will be no better than any Koei game clone.... oh wait.

vaejas
vaejas

@BloodMist: TV-out, man. Tee vee owwwt.

Xequtra
Xequtra

I'd rather be caught dead than alive playing that game on my PSP

Caer_Death
Caer_Death

Sure, the PSP looks better than the DS, but do you really wanna go down to those graphics after playing something like this in high def? I mean, some games it matters, others it doesn't, but this game... I mean, you want these things to really push forth next gen physics.