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Team Ninja does not make life easy for game reviewers. Dead or Alive Dimensions, a sort of anthology volume combining all four Dead or Alive fighting games on 3DS, is clearly a great translation of the series to a portable format, beautiful to look at, and also more accessible than any DOA game to date. It's also marred by some terrible decisions, mostly around ...

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Spooky Savings: Amazon's 'Un-BOO-lievable' Halloween sale

Autumnal consumerism is usually linked with holidays based around turkeys and/or trees, but that hasn't stopped Amazon from conjuring up some scary-good deals to celebrate All Hallow's Eve. The available gambit of creepy-eepy savings is fairly all-inclusive, ranging from Halloweenish gore-fest...

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Dead or Alive: Dimensions reclassified in Australia

Dead or Alive: Dimensions has been reclassified "M" (Mature) by the Australian Classification Board for "violence and sexualized gameplay." The game, which previously held a PG rating, recently had its status revoked for unspecified reasons. The most likely cause for the reclassification has t...

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Dead or Alive: Dimensions classification revoked in Australia

The Australian classification for Dead or Alive: Dimensions has been revoked. Without a classification, the title can no longer be sold in the region. We are currently contacting Tecmo Koei for more details. This likely has something to do with certain "underage" DoA characters (who aren't yet...

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Dead or Alive Dimensions review: Comedy masterpiece theatre

Team Ninja does not make life easy for game reviewers. Dead or Alive Dimensions, a sort of anthology volume combining all four Dead or Alive fighting games on 3DS, is clearly a great translation of the series to a portable format, beautiful to look at, and also more accessible than any DOA game t...

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Dead or Alive: Dimensions yanked in Sweden, Norway and Denmark

Dead or Alive: Dimensions won't be available in Sweden, because it potentially violates the country's child pornography laws. The title will also skip Norway and Denmark as a result -- all three territories are covered by the same distributor, Bergsala. Eurogamer Sweden has a joint statement from...

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Dead or Alive Dimensions demonstrates the playable bosses

Want to know what it takes to crush your opponents like a boss in Team Ninja's upcoming 3DS fighter, Dead or Alive Dimensions? Check out a whole bunch of gameplay trailers, featuring the game's most fearsome kick-punchers, posted after the break....

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Enterbrain CEO: Earthquake cost the Japanese game industry 7.3 billion yen

If you've kept up with the game delays and cancellations that happened as a result of the catastrophic earthquake which struck Japan last month, you probably understand the extent of its effect on the gaming industry. Enterbrain CEO Hirokazu Hamamura recently put a number on the devastation: At a...

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Dead or Alive Dimensions goes live in North America May 24

After finalizing the Japanese release date for Dead or Alive Dimensions, Tecmo Koei has provided a specific release date for the 3DS fighter in North America. You can start counterattacking busty ninjas in Ridley's lair, collecting player profiles over StreetPass, and unlocking figurines that you...

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Dead or Alive Dimensions hits US and Japan in May

Dead or Alive Dimensions was one of the games whose release date was affected by the March 11 earthquake and tsunami in Japan, with its March 24 release bumped to an unknown future date. Today, Tecmo Koei offered a new, final date for the 3DS fighter in Japan: May 19. The DLC schedule for SpotPas...

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Dead or Alive Dimensions box art deemed too leggy by ESRB [update]

The artwork adorning the cover of Dead of Alive Dimensions for 3DS when it hits the US this May will look more or less like it did on the Japanese release, with one change: no inner-thigh. Tecmo tells Joystiq that the ESRB found the original art (left) too racy because it showed too much of Ka...

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