Bad news for fans of Dead or Alive and the fighting game genre in general. Hiroaki Morita, producer of Team Ninja, the studio responsible for the saga, admitted having worked on Dead or Alive 7 for two years until the project ended up being canceled after the retirement of Yohei Shinbori, director of the saga. latest works.
Shinbori comments that development started as soon as Dead or Alive 6 ended, in 2019. Team Ninja split into two teams, and while one team supported DoA 6 with minor updates and improvements , the other began plotting Kasumi’s future. . The project’s cancellation resulted in the biggest hiatus between games in franchise history, which dates back to 1996 and spans around 25 different installments.
Farewell forever to Dead or Alive 7?
The news shared by the producer shouldn’t be interpreted as a final goodbye, but Dead or Alive 7 can clearly be expected to play hard to get. Currently, Team Ninja has just chained the launch of Nioh 2 with the most controversial Final Fantasy of recent times, Stranger of Paradise. After the two, the company is immersed in the development of a new action game based on the Novel of Three Kingdoms, one of the so-called four classic novels of Chinese literature.