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Tecmo Planned Smaller Breasts For DoA5, But Fans Said "NO"

Not big enough.

That's what the fans said about the breasts on the Dead or Alive 5 girls, which surprised developer Tecmo...but shouldn't really surprise too many in the gaming world.

In a recent Gamasutra interview, Team Ninja director Yohei Shimbori said their oversees offices ordered them to tone down the sexuality of the characters in DoA5. But that mandate was reversed when the studio started to gather fan feedback from those who played the DoA5 demo. Said Shimbori:

"We actually got a lot of feedback from people who were playing it, saying, 'We want bigger breasts. Make the characters more like that.' That was kind of surprising."

That being said, the developer has always emphasized the importance of a solid fighting mechanic, which we believe was in full effect in the final product. Therefore, Shimbori believes there's "still room for having sexualized aspects" because it's really just "another layer of entertainment." Okay, I'll go with that.

Yes, it's silly. Certainly a little juvenile. But hey, it's DoA. And it ain't hurtin' nobody, regardless of the so-called "offended."

Related Game(s): Dead or Alive 5

Tags: dead or alive 5, doa5, dead or alive 5 girls, doa5 girls, tecmo

9/28/2012 11:21:48 AM Ben Dutka

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Comments (21 posts)

Nas Is Like
Friday, September 28, 2012 @ 11:50:12 AM
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I lol'd at your "We want more bouncy bouncy" sentence, Ben.

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Neo_Aeon666
Friday, September 28, 2012 @ 9:59:28 PM

LOL at the people who thumbed you down! It was a funny comment and was said by people who actually played it. Nothing wrong with saying what you think. Guys aren't allowed to like breasts anymore? O_O lolll

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AcHiLLiA
Saturday, September 29, 2012 @ 12:14:16 PM

bouncy bouncy, natural on the way.

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booze925
Friday, September 28, 2012 @ 11:59:48 AM
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The Japanese order of importance for video games.
1.) Breasts 2.) Skimpy Clothes 3.) Sexy women 4.) Physics 5.) Good gameplay
Gotta love them Japanese lol

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WorldEndsWithMe
Friday, September 28, 2012 @ 12:18:56 PM
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Thank God for the fans. Though I still can't get used to the more realistic women vs Anime, it's still an amazing fighter. Totally balanced and actually very strategic.

I can see why it's rated M, when you lose at as a woman there's a scene where the gal is lying there in a pose, panting and bouncing until you interrupt that and are ready to retry the fight. I recognized that right away for what it was, it's for certain folks to "take their time" lol.

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Lord carlos
Friday, September 28, 2012 @ 12:46:28 PM
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i want my lara croft with her 38EE's back

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WorldEndsWithMe
Friday, September 28, 2012 @ 12:48:12 PM

we all do

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Xombito
Friday, September 28, 2012 @ 2:35:40 PM

No Way! Too balloony.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Friday, September 28, 2012 @ 3:26:42 PM

Everybody likes balloons don't they?

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Xombito
Friday, September 28, 2012 @ 5:18:36 PM

I guess I'm a more natural kind of guy.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Friday, September 28, 2012 @ 5:50:13 PM

I was being facetious.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Friday, September 28, 2012 @ 12:49:32 PM
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My only issue is they had the Mass Effect problem and placed them really low on the torso.

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dillonthebunny
Friday, September 28, 2012 @ 1:19:59 PM
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I've been in to martial arts for about 31 years now, and as soon as they make a fighting game with all real styles created to the best that they can be done on a video game, then I'm happy to say let's make this more realistic... until that time i say let's have fun, let's have a rocking fighting game... let's play some DOA.

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xenris
Friday, September 28, 2012 @ 2:30:56 PM

ohhh a fellow martial artist :D Ive been doing it for about 20 myself. What style/s do you train?

I honestly think virtua fighter gets closest as far as having proper martial arts in them. From what I can tell and have looked into they are all real, except for maybe wolfs wrestling style?

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WorldEndsWithMe
Friday, September 28, 2012 @ 3:28:56 PM

This is why I hate MMA, you hope to watch people with differing martial arts styles clash in a battle of the titans but instead you get two guys grappling each other for 15 minutes.

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dillonthebunny
Friday, September 28, 2012 @ 6:38:27 PM

Xenris, I do Chen TaiChi now, Xinjia. but started off in Karate and moved to Chinese arts (Lu Gar) in my twenties and now the ultimate in marital arts.. TaiChi, what do you do?

I loved that PS1 game where you could create your own fighting style and game (fighter maker), to think what they could do now it the ps3 camera and what LBP have achieved.. making the ultimate martial arts game is a distinct reality.
unfortunately although people who do martial arts would probably love it, for those who don't would most likely find it boring, lol

still, i really would love for someone to make a game based on real styles... oh the possibilities. imagine Wing Chun Vs Choy Li Fut.. xinyi Vs Aikido.. Shotokan Vs TaeKwanDo :D

Saying that, I do find that DOA isn't a million miles away from it, I skipped all DOA games since the PS2 game, so I dont know if DOA evolved in real world fighting styles, but its seems more authentic than I remember. not quite Tekken/ VF realistic, but still not a bad effort. the styles are recognisable, which is a good thing.

so far I'm really enjoying it. just a shame that you need to turn the 'throwdown' off or the game freezes every other move, lol.. I hope they patch that soon!

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DrRockso87
Friday, September 28, 2012 @ 2:30:23 PM
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Maybe it's just me but those breasts are starting to frighten me.

Yeah, large breasts. Woohoo! But look at the one on the left. When gravity and time take their tool on her, she'll probably end up tripping over them if she's not careful.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Friday, September 28, 2012 @ 3:28:01 PM

the good part about that is these gals haven't aged in the last 16 years.

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___________
Saturday, September 29, 2012 @ 5:15:21 AM
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when it comes to round things theres no such thing as "too big"!
;)

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daus26
Saturday, September 29, 2012 @ 11:01:02 AM
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I always thought natural looking ones are more sexier, but it seems I'm the few lol. The one in the big just looks a bit disproportionate haha. In real life, often times, they don't bounce as much either, so for a video game, I guess that's why the fans demand it. I doubt they would if they didn't bounce.

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Raze22
Saturday, September 29, 2012 @ 4:35:10 PM
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It was awesome seeing Sarah Bryant in better graphics. I also noticed they added more bounce physics to her and made her bigger lol. Her face looks different too comopared to virtua fighter 5 final showdown. Mixed feelings about that.

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