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Scheduled release date:

TBA 2000

   No, we haven't started a Dreamcast section, it is actually official and has been stated that Dead or Alive 2 will arrive on the PS2. You DC enthusiasts may be thinking, "that isn't gonna' happen 'cause Tecmo made a deal with Sega to publish DoA2 exclusively for DC". Well think again, first of the deal lasts for 6 months, and it is only for the US. So now that the Sega people have their jaws on the floor, let's get back to our story. Tecmo's beastie game Dead or Alive 2 has been announced for the PS2 and is expected to be released pretty damn soon. The game was originally planned to be released simultaneously along with Tekken Tag, but the competition was too much for Tecmo so they decided to delay the game to an unknown date. Rest assured though, the busty beauties of DoA2 will arrive on the PS2. Keep reading for more info on the game.

   If you haven't seen the screens of DoA2 working under the DC you don't know what you are missing. Currently next to Tekken Tag, this is the cleanest fighter that is yet to be released. Facial features, skin smoothing, and the body structure as well as movement should be flawless. To everybody who has imported a PS2, you will be happy to know that DoA2 will be a replica of the DC version almost in every way. There are just a few areas of the game that will run at 60 frames, instead of 30 frames like the DC version. In addition to that the PS2 version of DoA2 will be based on the Millenium Edition of Dead or Alive 2, which was released in the arcades earlier. Basically what it is just an update with a real-time opening and more costumes.

   Like Tekken Tag, DoA2 also lets you switch between fighters in a Tag Battle mode, and you do that with no loading times at all. What's even more interesting is that you can summon your partner to help you pull off a crippling attack on your opponent (think Capcom's "Versus" titles). The navigation is expected to be great, during battles you can run away from your enemy and run up the stairs, jump down to another platform, get knocked through a window, etc. To sum up the action in a few words: Almost everything around is fully interactive (voila!). You will battle out in 9 different locations, you will be able to destroy most of what you see, and you will battle with 13 different characters.

   We are dying to hear more about DoA2 on PS2, but as soon as more screens and info leaks out, we will update this preview.

3/13/2000 SolidSnake

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