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Koei Tecmo released a new trailer for Dead or Alive Xtreme 3. The trailer features the Tai Chi practitioner Kokoro. The 19-year-old dons a number of different swimsuits throughout the trailer and frolics around in the sand while also swinging back and forth in a few clips.
Shacknews spotted the new video, which clocks in at just under a minute. You can check out the 58 second Dead or Alive Xtreme 3 trailer below.
The start of the trailer showcases Kokoro's Tai Chi abilities as she goes through a kata in a bikini with a ripped shirt. It's all very playful and light, so if you were expecting some serious martial arts, like the kind you find in the standard Dead or Alive series or the Tekken games, you won't find it here. The Tai Chi demonstration is just one of many little side-activities that the girls can perform while wearing different outfits, offering viewers the opportunity to ogle them while they engage in the various activities.
The trailer continues onward, showing Kokoro on the sand under a parasol, as well as battling back and forth in a little mini-game against what looks like Helena, but it's tough to tell given how quick the clip is. From there we see Kokoro swinging back and forth, sitting by the pool relaxing, as well as walking along the beach and posing in her bedroom. Before the trailer comes to an end we see another brief look at Kokoro practicing Tai Chi in the ripped shirt and two piece bikini before we get a look at the game's logo.
Like previous trailers for Dead or Alive Xtreme 3, the content in the trailer is kept rather minimal and it's mostly just some brief glimpses of the girls in various states of undress, while also showcasing the game's Soft Engine and soft-body physics technology.
Given the advancements that Koei Tecmo have made with the soft-body implementation in Dead or Alive Xtreme 3, I'm curious if they will apply this to any newer iterations of the Dead or Alive fighting game series? Soft-body physics can be extremely taxing on the hardware, so it might be something that will require the scaling back of other features in order to accommodate that kind of upgrade for the characters. That's not to mention that in the realm of an actual fighting game, it's a lot tougher to make use of soft-body deformation physics for anything noteworthy if it's not being applied to damage models or character hit reactions.
In this case Koei Tecmo is mostly just utilizing the Soft Engine for those who would like to see how they've advanced the wet clothing technology, the deformable polygonal skin and the more advanced jiggle physics. It really gives EA Sports UFC 2 a run for its money when it comes to accurate body jiggle and muscle reactions.
You can look for Dead or Alive Xtreme 3 to launch for the PS4 and PS Vita in Japan and the rest of Asia starting March 24th. If you want to play it on either system you'll have to import it from Japan.