KOEI TECMO releases DEAD OR ALIVE Xtreme Venus Vacation, a tropical island vacation game. In Koei Tecmo Games’ DEAD OR ALIVE Xtreme Venus Vacation, players support the girls from the DEAD OR ALIVE series as they compete with each other in the Venus Festival – a festival of beauty and strength. As the owner of Venus Islands, players support 10 other girls from the DEAD OR ALIVE series as they compete with each other in the Venus Festival – a festival of beauty and strength. This spinoff from the popular DEAD OR ALIVE series is now available on Steam for Windows PC. The game has been running in Japan since 2017 and finally makes its debut outside of Japan.
The gameplay is very different from the previous games. Instead of the two-week periods, there is no time limit, although day and sunset, and to a certain extent nighttime are used as backdrops for various scenes and minigames. The main game is still beach volleyball. A rich array of swimsuits and accessories will be added regularly, and players may freely mix and match the outfits according to their preferences. Through their experiences with the girls, players will create many memorable episodes. By winning matches in the festival, players may also collect event-limited items and exchange them for attractive prizes in the event shop.
This game is mainly in Owner mode, first introduced in Dead or Alive Xtreme 3, wherein the player does not directly control the girls. Time-limited events are scheduled regularly. In these events, for a limited period depending on the total event score obtained, players may earn various rewards. In addition, Trendy Outfit Gachas are made available to coincide with the events, from which players will have a higher chance of getting the featured girl’s swimsuits. Furthermore, each girl’s SSR swimsuits come with her respective entry sheet, which players may then use to invite that girl to the Venus Festival.
Dead or Alive Xtreme Venus Vacation (also known as DOAXVV) is the fifth game in the Xtreme series, and the only game to be released on PC. The game was released in Japan on November 17, 2017. The game was first announced in Tokyo Game Show 2016 as a browser game. In Tokyo Game Show 2017 it was announced as a full-pledged PC game. The game uses high-quality 3D models similar to the previous game, Dead or Alive Xtreme 3.The game is free-to-play with micro-transactions. The game first played using the DMM Game Player.
Although it was initially left Japan-exclusive, a playable beta eventually received a specific release on March 26, 2019 via Steam, which, aside from Japanese, also contained English, Korean, and two Chinese versions, thus marking the first time it got an official English release, albeit exclusive to Asia. The Steam’s Asian release is only for specific regions other than Japan, which are: Singapore, Hong Kong, Korea, China, Taiwan, Vietnam, Philippines and Macau. A Japan-exclusive Steam game was released on August 19, 2020, with notable differences including a new theme song and all the girls currently released being made available by default instead of only the original girls from Xtreme 3 and Misaki.
The original game’s nine playable female characters were selected from the 15 candidates of the roster of Dead or Alive 5 Last Round as the ones whose paid character themes have been downloaded most by fans on the PlayStation Store. No additional characters are planned to be added through DLC until they were added in the update versions. Marie Rose, Honoka, Kasumi, Ayane, Kokoro, Nyotengu, Hitomi, Momiji and Helena Douglas. Dead or Alive Xtreme: Venus Vacation exclusive characters. Currently, only Leifang and the new character Misaki were also added exclusively in Scarlet and as DLC for Xtreme 3: Misaki, Luna, Tamaki, Leifang, Nagisa, Fiona, Kanna, Monica, Sayuri, Patty, Tsukushi and Lobelia.