And there are going to be changes. Dead or Alive Online is not a port of Dead or Alive Ultimate, it is being designed as a casual fighting game with a new art style. The pictures above are examples of in game characters players can create to explore the world of DOA: Online. Instead of curvy characters, Dead or Alive: Online avatars look like they have more in common with the characters from Swing Golf Pangya.
Maybe the reason there is less emphasis on cleavage is because Team Ninja is not developing the game. Tecmo’s Liveo studio is with assistance from Shanda Interactive. Dead or Alive online is supposed to premiere in Hong Kong, Macao and mainland China before the Olympics in 2008. Later, Dead or Alive Online will be distributed to the rest of the world.