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Koei Tecmo's response to DOAX3 criticism? Rip their clothes off in free DLC

If you were hoping for Right to Censor to show up and put Team Ninja in a headlock, I'm sorry to say Team Ninja executed a perfect reversal-into-Stinkface. Free DLC swimsuits that you can download right now are a collaboration wit...   read


Team Ninja has more changes in store for Nioh after the beta

Nioh would've been such a fitting end-of-the-year game for me. Based on everything we know about Team Ninja's brutal action-RPG and what we've played first-hand, I think it's going to be not only a time sink, but one that requires our darn-...   read


Nioh will release worldwide on February 9, 2017

The long awaited and recently revived Nioh by Koei Tecmo finally has an official release date, announced during Sony's press conference at Tokyo Game Show: February 9, 2017 for all regions. Just in time for Valentine's Day.    read

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Nioh sure has some ugly demons

Good news: Team Ninja's Nioh will have another playable demo on PlayStation 4. Bad news: this so-called "beta demo" won't appear until August 23, and like the alpha build before it, we'll only be able to test it out for a limited time. Come...   read

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Team Ninja's Nioh returns with a beta demo on August 23

Team Ninja's action-RPG Nioh messed me up in all the right ways, and ever since the alpha demo period ended, I've been eager to get back into its gloomy, oppressive, oni-filled world for round two. If you missed out on your chance back in A...   read

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King of Fighters' Mai joining the cast of Dead or Alive 5

Koei Tecmo has teamed up with SNK to bring a bit of King of Fighters crossover to Dead or Alive 5. As part of the annual Dead or Alive Festival this weekend in Tokyo, developer Team Ninja revealed plans to bring Fatal Fury and Kin...   read

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Nioh interview

Bent, not broken: Nioh's flexible rigidity

It's been a long and winding road for Nioh. Koei unveiled the project a decade and a half ago -- four years prior to the company's 2008 merger with Tecmo, whose own Team Ninja (Dead or Alive, Ninja Gaiden) is now handling development of the...   read

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Team Ninja highlights Nioh demo feedback, planned changes

With my Souls mindset, I had a rough time adjusting to Nioh's quirks at first, but I got wrapped up in the "dark samurai" action-RPG once I figured out the different character stances and how to keep my stamina usage in check. The recent al...   read

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If you're thirsty for virtual boobies but broke, the free-to-play version of DOAX 3 is out now

Remember that awful and grind filled booby game Dead or Alive Xtreme 3? The free-to-play versions of it are available now on both the Hong Kong and Japanese PSN stores for PS4 and Vita. This free version includes Kasumi, and ...   read

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Nioh impressions
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Team Ninja is on to something special with Nioh

I've been putting off the Nioh alpha demo not for lack of interest, but because I knew I'd need to play at my most attentive. Team Ninja's PlayStation 4 action-RPG has come across as a Japanese mythology-infused Dark Souls with shades of On...   read


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Nioh amazingly lets you choose between visual fidelity and a consistent frame rate

As someone who speaks on this subject of framerates a lot, I'll break it down again for people who don't care. For most games, 30fps, or even sub 30fps, may not even matter. For slow adventure titles, puzzle games, or anything else that doe...   read

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Playing the Nioh demo will net you free DLC for the full game

Nioh, Team Ninja's latest action romp that actually doesn't look half bad, is getting a demo today. Not just any demo either -- as this one will only be available for a limited time. Yep, you have from today until May 5 to grab it, and then...   read

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Might be exclusive
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'Merica: Nioh will have dismemberment added in the West

A trailer was released alongside the announcement that Team Ninja's Nioh would be getting a demo on the PlayStation 4 this month, as seen above. In the YouTube comments, viewer Alucard3362 begged the developers to include dismembermen...   read

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What is art?

Artistic photos I took in Dead or Alive Xtreme 3: Fortune

Dead or Alive Xtreme 3: Fortune may be a bad game, but that didn't stop me from taking a few artsy photos via Owner mode.   read

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Review: DoAX3
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Review: Dead or Alive Xtreme 3: Fortune

Boobies. Tits. Knockers. Funbags. Dirty pillows. Cans. Jugs. Bewbz. Tatas. The Olsen Twins. Chi-chis. Chesticles. Jubblies. Honkers. Tittays. Puppies. Melons. Captain and Tennille. Twin Peaks. Mosquito bites. Shoulder boulders. I mean that ...   read

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Nioh still looks beast, here's the TGS demo

Nioh, where have you been? These past few eras have been filled with misfires like Ninja Gaiden 3 -- we could use a savior like you. Last year while attending TGS, I wasn't able to preview Team Ninja's upcoming Nioh, as it was mer...   read

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DoA5 Last Round DLC

Dead or Alive 5 Last Round is teaming up with Samurai Warriors

As much as I like the idea of that hunks-in-swimsuits story sitting at the top of the site's Dead or Alive feed for eternity, release date news and screenshots of another character and stage in Dead or Alive 5 Last Round are worth touching ...   read

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DoA5 swimsuit DLC
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It's time for some Dead or Alive 5 hunks

I'm not playing Dead or Alive 5 Last Round, much less spending a bunch of money on extra costumes, but like Steven, I can appreciate a good bit of male swimsuit DLC. You too? Nice. Although this latest batch of outfits released last week on...   read

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DoA Xtreme 3

The titillating environments of Dead or Alive Xtreme 3

It's a damn shame that Dead or Alive Xtreme 3 isn't coming to the west, because, as these newly released screens show, the game has some amazing lookin' environments. It's obvious that Team Ninja put a lot of love and care into the gor...   read

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Panty lines
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Dead or Alive Xtreme 3 gets rope tug and buoy hopping

It's not just volleyball, clapping titties, and virtual reality you're getting with Dead or Alive Xtreme 3. No, no, no. As shown off in this new video, there's also tug-of-war and pool crossing minigames. The latter would be pretty fucking...   read

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Dissidia Final Fantasy
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New Dissidia launches in arcades November 26

Dissidia Final Fantasy launches in Japanese arcades on Nov. 26, Square Enix announced today. The three-on-three arena fighter is in development at Koei Tecmo's Team Ninja, the studio best known for its work on the Dead or Alive and Nin...   read

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Dead or Alive Xtreme 3
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Dead or Alive Xtreme 3 PS4 trailer is like slapping raw chicken breasts about

Costco no longer sells its bulk chicken breasts in individually wrapped two-breast packs. Now it's just a giant plastic sack full of chicken breasts. Imagine: me, you, and some friends. We each grab a couple breasts and proceed to have an ...   read

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Dead or Alive Xtreme

Dead or Alive Xtreme 3 coming to PlayStation VR

Dead or Alive Xtreme fans will probably be thrilled to hear Team Ninja will be taking things up a notch, as the developer has revealed plans to incorporate PlayStation VR functionality in its next risqué beach volleyba...   read

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Lookin' real good, Nioh

What stands out to you at Tokyo Game Show 2015? Nioh, yeah? It's got that Onimusha / Souls thing going for it, which is a damn good thing to have. More details have come out for the Koei Tecmo and Team Ninja action-RPG, as reported by 4Game...   read

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Team Ninja's new samurai action-RPG is badass

While Koei has been kicking around ideas for a game called Nioh since before the PlayStation 3 days -- take a look at this trailer from 2005! -- the project is only now coming to fruition. During Tokyo Game Show this week, it was re-reveale...   read

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