Fans of Koei Tecmo's enjoyable fighting game franchise have been calling out for a Western localisation of Dead or Alive Xtreme 3: Fortune - the newest spin-off in a series which centres around bikini-clad women competing in minigames of various shapes and sizes. Despite the pleas and the company's great localisation record, however, things aren't looking particularly promising.

Posting on Facebook, the official Dead or Alive community manager has stated that the publisher still has no plans to bring the title West, and that this stance won't change in the future. Interestingly, they go on to share some of Koei Tecmo's reasoning, essentially saying that the Japanese company doesn't want to endure a backlash against the release due to its somewhat risqué content.

Indeed, we can certainly see such a situation occur if the game was to launch overseas, and we suppose that the publisher just doesn't want to deal with that sort of opposition. The good news, though, is that if you're really desperate to get your hands on a translated version, you can still import the Asian release, which features English subtitles.

What do you make of this? Are you opposed to titles like Dead or Alive Xtreme 3, or would you have liked to see it come West? Take a dip in the comments section below.

[via facebook.com, gematsu.com]