Tecmo and Microsoft® Corporation have agreed to bring the latest version
of the DEAD OR ALIVER series, DEAD OR ALIVE 3, exclusively to the Xbox™
video game system. The game will debut on the Xbox, and is scheduled
to be among the first wave of Xbox titles available when the system
launches this fall. Microsoft views DEAD OR ALIVE 3 as a strategic launch
title and plans to support it accordingly.
Tecmo has done extensive research into the technical capabilities of
the Xbox and is convinced it is the ideal platform on which to showcase
the latest entry in this extremely popular franchise. The Dead or Alive
series has sold more than 2 million units worldwide as of March, 2001,
while also garnering critical acclaim, such as ign.com's "Fighting Game
of the Year" award in 2000.
"We have great plans for DEAD OR ALIVE 3," said John Inada, Marketing
Director at Tecmo Inc. "Thanks to the incredible graphic and sound capabilities
of the Xbox, DEAD OR ALIVE 3 will set a new standard for fighting games.
When gamers get the chance to see it at E3, I'm sure they'll agree that
nothing comes close to it."
DEAD OR ALIVE 3 gives gamers the ability to enjoy a richer, more intense,
action-packed experience than was previously possible on a video game
system. DEAD OR ALIVE 3 is a 3D fighting game transplanted from the
arcade to home, specifically for the Xbox.
"We at Microsoft were looking for the ideal fighting game to showcase
the power of our new system. After looking over all the popular fighting
games, we came to the conclusion that Dead or Alive 3 was the perfect
choice for us," said J Allard, General Manager, Xbox Platform. "The
talented programmers at Tecmo have worked wonders so far, and when gamers
see the final product, I'm convinced they will be blown away."