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DEAD OR ALIVE 7 HAS BEEN CANCELLED

Heimdall_Xtreme

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Team Ninja's Hiroaki Morita via Twitter revealed that after the release of Dead or Alive 6 a small team was working on Dead or Alive 7 and on small updates for the sixth entry in the fighting series.

Morita said that just before the series director Yohei Shinbori retired the team working on Dead or Alive 7 was disbanded and the game ultimately cancelled.

Once the news was shared, Morita made his Twitter profile private




Hugs for Marie Rose:messenger_pensive:.

The best DOA was Ultimate for Xbox
 
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01011001

Gold Member
DOA was such a stagnating series it was sad to see new entries come out and simply be the exact same game yet again, with increasingly terrible monetisation schemes

honestly, anyone interested in the series should just buy DOA3/Ultimate on Xbox One or SX and you're good
 
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Kacho

Member
Like most Koei Tecmo games these days, the series devolved into an MTX money pit. DOA7 would have been more of that so good riddance.
 

clem84

Gold Member
From DoA2 on DC, and DoA3 to DoA Ultimate, I would argue these were the best days for this franchise. after that, I'm guessing that it just stagnated and people just lost interest.
 

Bragr

Member
A shame, even though everyone like to berate 5 and 6, they were ok fighting games. With the worst story mode I have ever seen in any game ever.
 
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Reizo Ryuu

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Too bad, enjoy DOA6 quite a bit, in fact I'd call it my favourite entry; so maybe it's not so bad, I can just play 6 forever.
 
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Elios83

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The genre in general is stagnating, this is not the 90s golden era anymore.
At this point it's always new stages, characters, DLC costumes, f2p bullshit and some useless overcomplications to claim there are gameplay changes.
Under these circumstances only the biggest brands can survive and those are Tekken and Street Fighter.
Too bad because my most beloved memories with fighting games are with Tekken3, Soul Calibur 2 and DOA2.
 

Punished Miku

Gold Member
I checked out after 4. I like fan service but they just seemed to stop getting attention for anything related to the actual fighting gameplay. Need to strike a better balance of both if they bring it back some day.
 

SSfox

Member
I was a fan, but the franchise started losing it a bit post doa4, if a new doa will come thru need to bring it back to the level of doa2/doa3
 

Hoppa

Member
The series sucks so that’s OK. Since the volleyball games started the DOA games have just felt like a front
 

nush

Member
people saying these series suck are mindless sheep, these game have amazing mechanics, characters and lore.

Right up there with "You only play it because of the boobs". We've all got real porn anytime we want so that's a stupid assessment. I remember playing the first one, in the arcade on the Sega model 2 hardware, way back in the late 90's. Shame there was no perfect port of that.
 

Ezquimacore

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Right up there with "You only play it because of the boobs". We've all got real porn anytime we want so that's a stupid assessment. I remember playing the first one, in the arcade on the Sega model 2 hardware, way back in the late 90's. Shame there was no perfect port of that.
DOA 3 was the reason to have my first xbox, that with Ninja Gaiden were the best looking games of that whole gen.
 

Punished Miku

Gold Member
Season 9 Ok GIF by Curb Your Enthusiasm


They're just using all their resources on the new Ninja Gaiden... Right? Right?

Season 11 Reaction GIF by Curb Your Enthusiasm
They prototyped and reworked Nioh for literally 10 years, and then it came out as one of the best action games ever made.

They've probably been prototyping Ninja Gaiden 4 this entire time until they get a killer idea worthy of returning to the series. They already said publicly it is their most important series and will one day return.
 

ReBurn

Gold Member
DOA6 just wasn't fun. It was one of my favorite fighters through DOA4. DOA5 was mostly OK. Too much emphasis on making it a T&A dress up simulator killed it.
 
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