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.
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.
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!
Kwonho (Free Multiplayer Fighting Game): http://kwonho.ijji.com/ Who needs DOA!
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
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
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.
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 :)
User's Custom made skins might get a bit offensive :P Hope there is nothing of the "Hot coffee"level
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 :(
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...
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You know... Guilty Gear X2 #Reload is on PC, flawless too. And yes, an English version exists in the UK. Region-free FTW!
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?
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...
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.
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
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
"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.
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.
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.
Dead or alive PWNS all other fighting games. countering and holds really make the game rediculously strategic.
Wow, DOA seems very non japanese for some reason. Why do they pick platforms their home market doesn't play on?
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