Bikini fighting on the Xbox postponed for a couple of weeks.
Tecmo of Japan has posted a short press release online that the Japanese version of Dead or Alive Ultimate has been pushed back from October 7 to October 28, 2004. The reason for the delay is for the ironing out of issues with the online component. The release of the US version of the game seems to have been affected as well- online retailers are currently pegging an October 18 release of the Xbox-Live enabled fighting game.
This is quite a downer for fans of the sexy fighting game franchise, one reason for which that with the delay, Mortal Kombat Deception will now be bagging the title for "First 3-D fighter online".
DAMN IT!!! It's just like Tecmo and Team Ninja to do this (as they have with pretty much every DOA game). I am hoping that this new estimated release date sticks... DOAU has been in development for more than a year... that's a loooong time to be waiting for a game. And with the last DOA game (Xbox's DOA3) almost 3 years old now, gamers are SPOILING for a new brawler to get their grimy hands on. GAH...
DOA Ultimate is a 2-disc compilation for the Xbox, containing a pixel-perfect translation of the Saturn version of Dead or Alive, and a graphically-enhanced Dead or Alive 2 featuring all-new stages, moves, costumes and tweaked gameplay. Both games will be playable on Xbox Live, allowing players to challenge and fight gamers across the country, or perhaps even the world.
Well, I guess I just have to keep busy and hope no more delays torture me even more. Crossing fingers...