Last week, publisher Koei Tecmo made a surprisingly frank admission on Facebook that the upcoming Dead or Alive Xtreme 3 wouldn't be released in the EU or US because it was worried about how Western audiences would react to the way the game depicts women. Given that it features a sun-tanning system, "butt fights" between bikini-clad ladies, and a horrifyingly ambitious physics model, it's not all that surprising Koei Tecmo spoke up.
"Do you know many issues happening in video game industry with regard to how to treat female in video game industry?" read part of the the now-deleted Facebook post. "We do not want to talk those things here. But certainly we have gone through in last year or two to come to our decision."
The publisher has since taken to Twitter to distance itself from the Facebook post, claiming that the Koei Tecmo employee posting on Facebook was speaking out of line.