Dead or Alive Community Issues Soft Ban For Overly-Sexualized Costumes

By   /   Mar 1, 2015

The Dead or Alive franchise is known for its overly-sexualized costumes that leave little to the imagination. With the recent release of Dead or Alive 5: Last Round, the competitive community wants to make the game’s image friendlier towards the general audience.

Working towards that goal, the community has announced a soft ban over more than 120 costumes that have been deemed too revealing. The decision is to help them promote more tournaments and keep in check a suitable professional environment.

“Sex Appeal in the DOA franchise will never go away but we, the community, want people to take it seriously and started the costume ban at offline tournaments to force people to focus more on the game play aspect of the game,” reads a statement from Free Step Dodge, a community forum for Dead or Alive.

The community is asking everyone to not use the following costumes on stream or final stages of tournaments:

Banned Content

  • DOA5
    • Dojo stage is removed from Random Filter
    • Over Sexualized costumes* (Soft Ban)
  • DOA Dimensions
    • Metroid Stage is banned(DOA Dimensions)
  • DOA4
    • Experimental Playround stage is banned
  • DOA3.1
    • Hayate’s Cartwheel (2P+K / 8P+K) is banned

Costume Ban for DOA5LR

  • Ayane – 11, 12, 14, 16, 17, 20, 21, 28, 31, 32, 35, 39
  • Christie – 06, 12, 13, 14, 15, 18, 22, 25, 28, 30
  • Helena – 11, 12, 13, 14, 17, 18, 22, 24, 27, 30, 32
  • Hitomi – 11, 12, 15, 16, 19, 20, 26, 28, 35
  • Honoka – 07
  • Kasumi – 12, 13, 16, 17, 20, 21, 29, 31, 34, 38
  • Kokoro – 11, 12, 15, 16, 19, 20, 26, 28, 35
  • Leifang – 14, 15, 17, 18, 21, 22, 27, 28, 31, 38
  • Lisa – 07, 13, 14, 15, 16, 19, 26, 30
  • Marie Rose – 19
  • Mila – 12, 13, 14, 15, 18, 25, 28, 29, 32, 35
  • Momiji – 06, 11, 15, 16, 20, 21, 26, 27
  • Nyotengu – 14, 20, 21
  • Pai – 07, 08, 09, 13
  • Rachel – 06, 09, 13, 16, 19
  • Phase 4 – 11, 13, 18
  • Sarah – 07, 08, 09
  • Tina – 07, 14, 15, 16, 17, 20, 24, 26, 27, 30, 31, 37

One can only commend the game’s community for making an effort to keep the professional scene respectful.

Source FreeStepDodge