Dead or Alive headed for PCs

All-new online edition of Tecmo fighting series set to debut next year; Lievo Studio handling development.

Previously found only in arcades and on consoles, Tecmo's flagship fighting franchise Dead or Alive series is headed for PCs next year. Shanda Interactive Entertainment today announced that it will debut Dead or Alive Online in mainland China, Hong Kong, and Macao next year.

While the Dead or Alive series is a signature franchise of Tecmo's Team Ninja, development for the PC edition is being entrusted to another of the publisher's internal operations, the online-specialist Lievo Studio. Tecmo has said the all-new title will feature the characteristics of an online PC game, but did not go into further detail.

Shanda said it expects Dead or Alive Online to go live before the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games, which kick off August 8, 2008. Western gamers will also eventually get their chances to put the PC edition through its paces, as the game is set to be published worldwide at an unspecified later date.

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123 comments
pudgexd
pudgexd

Can't wait for this. Would be an Epic game. Hoping to see variety of clothing.

Danteboy94
Danteboy94

yeah thats what am i talkin about

pakosni
pakosni

mmorpg...this'll be interesting...

verstadt
verstadt

for all you worried about controls just get a wired 360 controller. MS designed it for that kind of use, and it actually works really well -- at least for shooters.

vortex_gw
vortex_gw

I am buying this game FOR SURE! I love the DOA fighting games. I just can't wait!

amd700
amd700

will it be only online?? So, Pirates can't play this game when it comes? WTF

tropico_joe
tropico_joe

I cant imagin how many nude patches their will be in under like a day of realese god help us

Erica_999
Erica_999

Wowie cant wait! Does anyone know where I can download the actualy trailer for this?

gamer4life27
gamer4life27

DOA is wayyyyyyyyy better then KwonHo! I hope its free to play,i can't wait and the live-action movie did'nt suck it was AWSOME!

ycluk
ycluk

You can buy some gamepad that connect to PC via USB port to play DoA. But like someone said below, I would rather have Grand Trusimo 5 or Final Fantasy 13 port to PC, so I don't have to buy another consoles for it. However, I like to see cartoon movie of DoA ( only with all the beautiful ladies... ), the one on theater which has real people acting is just plane lame =p

NeoNavarro
NeoNavarro

It's really hard to play a fighting game on a PC. I hope Tecmo can fix that.

SneakyB986
SneakyB986

a fighting pc game.....that will be akward .....or a reason to buy a jpad for my computer :)

Poshkidney
Poshkidney

we don't want that on the pc we want good games like final fantasy and metal gear solid on. We want those good games that they won't put on the pc it should be a swap becuase the consoles are getting half life 2 and the episodes one good for a crap one isn't fair give something decent

Draggunof
Draggunof

It's has been a really long, long time since PC gamers don't have a good 1vs1 fighting game. Cool news, I love DOA franchise.

majere613
majere613

No point speculating about the control if it's a straight-up fighter. It'll have a Games For Windows badge, which means 360 Pads will work with it :)

Reetesh
Reetesh

User's Custom made skins might get a bit offensive :P Hope there is nothing of the "Hot coffee"level

ColdfireTrilogy
ColdfireTrilogy

ya the only way this will work is with a console controller or a specialized USB game pad, keyboards just don't work for fighting games unfortunately :(

Slash_out
Slash_out

Doa on PC? I can't think of it in a good way... I always felt that fighting game where better on console... Oh well. The game is good, so I won't complain, still i already have it on x360 so I don't really care...

darkzerogamer
darkzerogamer

I dont get it- first Korea and now Hong Kong? Why dont american gamers get the games first?

Lonelynight
Lonelynight

YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! WOHOO!!!w00tw00tw00tw00tw00tw00t HOORAH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Lum_Yatsura
Lum_Yatsura

You know... Guilty Gear X2 #Reload is on PC, flawless too. And yes, an English version exists in the UK. Region-free FTW!

LordelX
LordelX

DOA on the PC, Gears of War on the PC, Halo on the PC....remind me why we would want to buy an Xbox 360 if we already have a PC?

Trajectorize
Trajectorize

Good God.. maybe it's.. it's.. Xtreme Beach Volleyball Online! Please spare us Tecmo.

medawa01
medawa01

thank god... finally someone decided to make a fighter for pc. there's absolutely no fighting games for pc! i wish they'd continued with the virtuafighter series...

mikel_popo
mikel_popo

alright! let's just wait how the graphics would look like. ^_^

rodimus_prime85
rodimus_prime85

They best not of stole my idea to make a MMORPG that uses a beat-em-up like engine for hand to hand battling instead of magic and blah blah blah... In fact, no. I hope they have. That game would rule.

Kh1ndjal
Kh1ndjal

well have to wait and see

DADA_007
DADA_007

Ohh yeah baby Please tell me "Has Xbox 360 Elite also have 3 red ring of light?" please tell me :s

Luthorcrow
Luthorcrow

I doub this will be a fighter. Much more likely it will be a MMORPG some form of fighting in it.

DADA_007
DADA_007

Ohh yeah baby Please tell me "Has Xbox 360 Elite also have 3 red ring of light?" please tell me :s

jamil2nice
jamil2nice

tell me if you think otherwise but I think Fighting Games have avoided PCs mainly due the issue of multiplayer. This games seems to handle that with the title itself stating "Online". Control wise, the keyboard easily dominates the gamepad as the arrow keys+ ASD(punchs)+ZXC(kicks) is a killer configuration for anyone that emulated MvC

azizrulez
azizrulez

im not too excited as lievo studios is new studio, and we cant expect much from them,i was hoping tecmo would develop it. anyway lets hope im wrong, new studios do spring the unusual surprise every now and then

Mantiskilla007
Mantiskilla007

"I like DOA, but fighting games don't have a very good history on the PC. Except maybe One Must Fall (Epic Megagames). I guess most USB gamepads are pretty equivalent nowadays, compared to the mostly crappy ones back in the gameport days, so maybe it'll play okay. PC gamers always brag about how much more powerful their systems are than the latest consoles, and yet there aren't many games that are as good looking and still as fluid as DOA4. Hopefully this will turn out well." I recall Melty Blood becoming extremely successful even though it started on the PC. That being said it wasnt a 3D fighting game so it might press mid-range PCs over the limit leaving only a small market of owners who can play the game right. I agree I hope it does turn out well in the end.

TrixteH
TrixteH

It hasnt been officialy said that this game will be a fighting game !!!!!11111

Spacehusky
Spacehusky

Anyone who doesn't already have a next gen console probably isn't a fan of fighting games anyway. I can't see this being successful.

Pete5506
Pete5506

how is this going to work?

TKOVG
TKOVG

YukoAsho no strategic games on console is sux pc rules!

fmobliv06
fmobliv06

this doesn't seem like a good idea to me.

Elrasiel
Elrasiel

Wow, I cant wait to see how they are gona screw this one up...

chibi-acer
chibi-acer

I like DOA, but fighting games don't have a very good history on the PC. Except maybe One Must Fall (Epic Megagames). I guess most USB gamepads are pretty equivalent nowadays, compared to the mostly crappy ones back in the gameport days, so maybe it'll play okay. PC gamers always brag about how much more powerful their systems are than the latest consoles, and yet there aren't many games that are as good looking and still as fluid as DOA4. Hopefully this will turn out well.

eva360
eva360

Dead or alive PWNS all other fighting games. countering and holds really make the game rediculously strategic.

Enterprise-E
Enterprise-E

In the words of John Mclane: This is a bad idea.

hmproductions
hmproductions

i could not see a frantic fighting game like DOA work on PC

ChinoJamesKeene
ChinoJamesKeene

Wow, DOA seems very non japanese for some reason. Why do they pick platforms their home market doesn't play on?

vader501st
vader501st

u oh...doesn't sound good to me Seems DOA will end up just like MK