DOA6 Clothing Damage, Different Specs & Content, and Character Inspirations

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Dead or Alive 6 Director and Producer Yohei Shimbori recently went to Taiwan for an interview, where he talked about the extent of clothing damage, whether Misaki from Venus Vacation might join the game later on, and the inspiration for new characters NiCO and Diego.

  • Shimbori apologized once again for the delay, saying that while he can’t reveal specifics, the gist is that they needed to improve balance and expressivity.

  • Regarding clothing damage, Shimbori states that is has been adjusted to not go overboard, for their female audience. He feels this aspect might be better left to the Xtreme series instead.

  • Regarding how the different versions on the game will differ in terms of presentation, Shimbori stated that there will be official announcements soon, including differences in specs and content.

  • When asked if there will be any crossover with Dead or Alive Xtreme 3: Scarlet, Shimbori answered that there are currently no plans, but did not rule out anything in the future. He further joked that Misaki, the new character being added to Xtreme 3: Scarlet, is not a fighter, and might even get knocked out with one punch. That said, he does have some ideas.

  • Because the Dead or Alive series is popular in the US, it directly inspired the making of new character Diego. Shimbori did research beforehand and incorporated opinions from various age groups to create Diego, who’s themed after a street brawler. While he’s powerful, he’s also a simple character to pick up.

  • As for NiCO, she was made for the Japanese and Asian audience. Because her concept was influenced by anime and light novels, she feels a bit more “anime” than characters before. Originally, they got together internal staff who liked anime to come up with the concept, and went with a design which exuberated coolness. Compared to Marie Rose and Honoka, who were also designed with anime and manga inspirations, Marie Rose is small and cute, Honoka is all about her childish face and boobs, and NiCO’s charm lies in her cool but “chuuni” atmosphere.

  • The reason why Sumire Uesaka was chosen as NiCO’s voice actress is because in the original concepts, NiCO was from Russia, and so they chose a voice actress who was familiar with the language. However, halfway through they changed NiCO to being from Finland, so sadly her language skills didn’t end up being put to use.

  • Finally, who is the protagonist of Dead or Alive 6? Shimbori feels every character is a main character, and it all depends on who the player chooses. That said, some characters have a larger role in the story, such as Honoka and her mysterious power, which is being targeted by NiCO. If he had to pick one, as the core of the series revolves around the Mugen Tenshin clan, he would choose Kasumi.

Source: siliconera via oneangrygamer

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My thought: (faceplam at clothing damage opinion) I would've prefer if the clothing damage been optional like the breast physics, and like the violence from DOA6 (Blood & Break Blow). A simple toggle could've benefited them far more.
 

KwonJigglypuff

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Interesting to have another Russian character, I guess it's for market purpose. Funny Nico ended being from Finland. Japanese still have that trope about Russian character being affiliated to science, research and technology after all.

"He does have some ideas" = they are going to make a poll so you can vote for the girl(s) people want to see in DOA6.
 

Atahotaku

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So, people hate Honoka for being plain and simple fanservice in LR, but now complain that she's going to have an actual plot in 6? What's wrong with you, people?

Of course I like the fact that Honoka's going to have an actual plot, and I hope that Marie Rose, Nyotengu and Phase 4 have it too. And eventually Rachel and Momiji if they're added. But I hope they don't overshadow other characters for this.
 

Macca Beam

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The two things you mentioned are quite exclusive. Being heavily involved in plot doesn't guarantee a character that's borked personality-wise would cease being that. See XB2 for an example of a story dragged through the mud because it put a character that's JUUUUUUUST like Honoka under constant spotlight.

But I'll admit I'm very heavily biased against clumsy reserved nice girl, "default heroine" types. Honoka, Kokoro, Momiji and Naotora are some examples in DOA of this personality, give or take.

I don't mind that she's going to have an actual plot, because she needs one just like all the post-vanilla 5 characters who just popped up out of nowhere. But as you said, don't overshadow the other characters, like what's implied in the interview.
 

KasumiLover

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so nico's gonna chase honoka around... guess she'll be in charge of explaining the relationship between honoka and raidou then. yesss. it's gonna be an anime-girl-on-anime-girl-apalooza. :D
Hopefully Nico wins their fight since I'm mad at Honoka now for what she did to Eliot xD
 

KasumiLover

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there's honoka x eliot feud?! what's going on? haha.

also what was mentioned about diego is interesting. in some screenshots diego has a cute resemblance to that master guy from the fighters' destiny documentary... :)
Oh not a feud, I'm mad because she did THIS to him :'-(

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I have no respect for her anymore xD and you mean Diego looks like Manny the Master Ryu Player?
 
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Atahotaku

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Hopefully Nico wins their fight since I'm mad at Honoka now for what she did to Eliot xD
Eliot is fine, Honoka is a little air head and doesn't know she's heating up Eliot inner temperature xD (she's just seeing whatever Eliot is holding or something like that). Yuuki needs to be a man and declare to Haruna... I mean, ELIOT needs to be a man and declare to AYANE! xD

P.D: In any case Eliot is a gentleman and he isn't glaring at Honoka's boobs. I'm proud of his self control :D
 

juliusxcix

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Interesting to have another Russian character, I guess it's for market purpose. Funny Nico ended being from Finland. Japanese still have that trope about Russian character being affiliated to science, research and technology after all.

"He does have some ideas" = they are going to make a poll so you can vote for the girl(s) people want to see in DOA6.
I REALLY WANT TAMAKI TO COME TO DOA6. LIKE FRFR. SHE LOOKS SO COOL.
 
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Oh not a feud, I'm mad because she did THIS to him :'-(

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I have no respect for her anymore xD and you mean Diego looks like Manny the Master Ryu Player?
omgawd you being this petty over eliot is giving me liiiife in the year of thousand and nineteen. haha. i gotchu, if i see that cow with your manz again it's on sight. :p

and yeah that cutie pie. something about diego's hair or the shape of his face or his facial features from certain angles makes me think of him. haha. i don't know. :)

Eliot is fine, Honoka is a little air head and doesn't know she's heating up Eliot inner temperature xD (she's just seeing whatever Eliot is holding or something like that). Yuuki needs to be a man and declare to Haruna... I mean, ELIOT needs to be a man and declare to AYANE! xD

P.D: In any case Eliot is a gentleman and he isn't glaring at Honoka's boobs. I'm proud of his self control :D
i wonder if he'll actually impress ayane now that he's got gen fu's swag. ;)

anyway on the comment about the series main characters... i think it's pretty obvious that there'll never be a shift in who matters more in the storyline. case in point, jann-li won the last tournament but who cares cos the ninjas happened to be doing something that day. haha.
 

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  • Regarding clothing damage, Shimbori states that is has been adjusted to not go overboard, for their female audience. He feels this aspect might be better left to the Xtreme series instead.
Cloths damage so far looks really good. Were people expecting their cloths to come off like in Senran Kagura? XD
 
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just_me

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lol poor Shimbori.

I don't understand why this is an issue in the first place… it was a feature they added for the SK collab costumes, probably because that's a thing in SK… and then they kept using it on a few more DLC costumes. It's not like this is a huge part of the series identity or something.

I guess the (alleged) reason “to appeal to females” is a bit silly… but whatever.
 
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That tweet from him says that he can't say the specific reason but that appealing to women isn't it. It might have to do with Sony's new policies, or it might just be an artistic decision. I think it's fine as it is, and if it can't be toggled it shouldn't go any further for sure
 
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the feature was cute in 5 when it was reserved for specific dlc but even then it was downright tacky. haha. pretty bold move to make it a default feature.

i'm not concerned about the reason it's not as extra as it used to be per se... i don't want justice for the doa girls, i want revenge! y'all took it waaay too far to think you can release another doa, tone this feature down and act brand new without somebody being mad about it. y'all been knew that sex sells. cut your losses, cut hayabusa's bodysuit and expose his cheeks (and i don't mean on his face) like you did to [insert girl's name (except mai) here] when they got hit with a critical burst and keep it pushing boo. the perverts and the trolls-in-saints'-clothing are never gonna let you live this down no matter what you do.

otherwise i'm here for this he said she said drama tho. lol. to think it started out so innocent, my manz was just trying to do press while feeling the bayman fantasy in two thousand and nineteen only to get involved in shenanigans. smh*up and down while grinning* :p

That tweet from him says that he can't say the specific reason but that appealing to women isn't it. It might have to do with Sony's new policies, or it might just be an artistic decision. I think it's fine as it is, and if it can't be toggled it shouldn't go any further for sure
^^^winner-winner-world-famous-taiwanese-beef-noodles-dinner

you just made sense of this whole snafu. nice one. :)
 
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