THEORY: the exact day DOA6 development started


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By analysing the DOA6.exe file with a resource extractor a bit (used Resource Hacker) I found the login splash screen picture.
That picture still had some old metadata buried within (used ExifToolGUI).
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Profile CMM Type                :
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Profile Creator                 : Unknown (XRCM)
Profile ID                      : 846a5c2fe478fa1af58423fc32be1f59
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Profile Copyright               : Copyright X-Rite, Inc.
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Luminance                       : 76.0304 79.99878 87.07617
Red Matrix Column               : 0.59023 0.265 0.00508
Green Matrix Column             : 0.2225 0.69162 0.05385
Blue Matrix Column              : 0.15149 0.04337 0.76627
Red Tone Reproduction Curve     : (Binary data 40 bytes, use -b option to extract)
Green Tone Reproduction Curve   : (Binary data 40 bytes, use -b option to extract)
Blue Tone Reproduction Curve    : (Binary data 40 bytes, use -b option to extract)
Video Card Gamma                : (Binary data 1583 bytes, use -b option to extract)
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Original Document ID            : 518AEF60E8BD9E02D0F605928EAE8107
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Legacy IPTC Digest              : E8F15CF32FC118A1A27B67ADC564D5BA
Color Mode                      : RGB
ICC Profile Name                :
Create Date                     : 2017:12:08 14:50:40+09:00
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What I find interesting is the "Create Date" section: 2017-12-08. That's one week before that year's NEC tournament when they laid DOA5 to rest!
The month was confirmed in a famitsu interview
The picture reminds me of the teaser of the """upcoming""" Tekken X Street Fighter game, which is the only thing we know about the game really, and that's why it makes me think about the beginning of development lol

Technicalities aside it's a pretty cool picture of Kasumi that makes for a good wallpaper btw, high quality, 1920x1080, PNG
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Amman, Jordan
Main Character
but you have to go back few more months because that's a render which means the concepts were already done, character design and engine, story's main concepts and such

Edit: good find btw


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Hella silly update. Never thought I would post here again lmao

Alright so, there's an unused fighter card inside the game files which reads like this:
Searching that exact sentence on the internet actually finds some stuff. This is the oldest result I was able to find... an inspirational mug with these words:
I am a fighter
I will fight for what I want and
what I love until the end of time.
Never give up.
Never back down.
I'm a fighter tagline... and the motivational quote word for word... no doubt this mug has inspired someone at Team Ninja's headquarters, maybe they had some of those in their offices lmfao

Anyway according to the Last-Modified HTTP header of the server hosting the mug picture, it is dated 2017-04-24

in-game fighter card
p5VEny8.png (I had to use multiple search engines to find it, Yandex actually worked better than Google)

man my shitposts are on a whole other level at this point


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This story regarding the genesis of Dead or Alive 6 around an inspirational mug completely makes up for the silly story mode they offered.
:nico: Releasing the unfinished story scenes would equal real redemption for the missing content of the game and would collerate the fan support which have been testified lately despite the bizarre communication from the team...
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