After an immense amount of complaints on their social media pages, Koei Tecmo, the developers behind the upcoming title, Dead or Alive Xtreme 3, have finally opened up about why the game won’t officially hit western shores. In the recent Facebook post, fans had asked point blank why the game wouldn’t be coming out west, forcing the developers to tell the truth.

The page’s admin responded, “Do you know how many issues happening in video game industry with regard to how to treat female in video game industry? We do not want to talk those things here.” Suggesting that the game’s two year development has been plagued by this, and that over time it seemed that the only way to overcome this would be to not offer an official release for western audiences.

While there are plenty of reasons for the fanbase to be a little let down by the news that came out earlier this year, but as we also reported, not all hope is lost. As a loop-hole, PS4/Vita owners worldwide can utilize the region free nature of the system to find a way to order their own copy. From there, players simply have to choose the english subtitles.

The criticism that the game faces comes from a time of changing social norms within the western world. As social equality slowly creates a more even playing ground, gamers of all kinds have begun to make their voices heard. While the result may be viewed by some as social justice, the opposite side of this coin views this as artistic censorship.

Whatever the truth may be, we’d like to know what you think in the comments below, and whether you’ll be grabbing a copy of Dead or Alive Xtreme 3 when it’s released on February 25, for the PS4, and PS Vita.

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