The Dead or Alive series has an interesting reputation amongst gamers. Some see it is as little more than titillation via mediocre gameplay while others insist the titles are always enjoyable.
Well, if you fall into the latter camp and you're a proud PSP owner, perhaps you'll pick up Dead or Alive: Paradise when it arrives…that is, if it breaks Japanese borders. According to Examiner.com , the latest edition of Famitsu has lifted the lid on this new handheld DoA iteration and no, it seems you won't be battling for standard fighting-game supremacy. Apparently, this is more like the Dead or Alive: Xtreme titles on the Xbox and Xbox 360; you'll simply be participating in a variety of mini-games featuring the curvaceous ladies we all know and pretend not to love. Of course, we're hoping there's a little more to it than just mini-games; Xtreme let you do stuff like go to a casino and hop across colorful cushions in the pool, but at least it was about volleyball. If all we're doing is pressing a button really fast to make a girl grab the flag in a beach version of CTF, I have a feeling many will pass on this game. But who knows? When you're on the go, perhaps you just need a guilty pleasure and something that can be considered "bite-size comfort food for the soul." I made that up.
We'll let you know when more information comes to light for Dead or Alive: Paradise but in the meantime, cross your fingers that it'll see an eventual release in the US and Europe.
Related Game(s): Dead or Alive: Paradise