Team Ninja has confirmed that there are no plans to release Dead or Alive Xtreme 3 in Europe or North America.
Dead or Alive Xtreme or Dead or Alive Xtreme Beach Volleyball is a game in which volleyball (quite a good game in itself) is part or the goal in the game, the rest being made up of buying bathing suit outfits and accessories for your character, which you pick from the female line up of the Dead or Alive franchise. In between all that volleyball and shopping, you are tasked with completing mini games like knocking your opponent off swimming pool floaties using nothing other than your butt and balance.
When asked on Facebook, a company representative commented
We do not bring DOAX3 to the west and won’t have any plan change in the future. Thank you for asking.
The representative went on to say
Do you know many issues happening in video game industry with regard to how to treat female in video game industry? We do not want to talk those things here. But certainly we have gone through in last year or two to come to our decision. Thank you.
This comment has sparked numerous calls of censorship, which it does seem that self-censorship may be at the root of this decision while others comment on the cost of localisation and poor sales even though Dead or Alive Xtreme 2 sold more in North America than anywhere else in the World.
Dead or Alive Xtreme 3 is due to release in Japan in February 2016.