Koei Tecmo revealed some information about Marie Rose’s new content and swimsuit in Dead or Alive Xtreme: Venus Vacation. Producer Yasunori Sakuda and Character Designer Fubuki talked to Famitsu about the recent True Colors update for the game, Marie’s upcoming new content, and the reason to pick her as the second character for True Colors. Fubuki, who designed Marie for Dead or Alive 5, also also designed her new Twinkle Rose swimsuit. [Thanks, Famitsu!]
Until recently, characters only received exclusive swimsuits when first introduced and recolors for character birthday events. Players expressed the desire for new content for a variety of characters and to see them interact between them. The True Colors update came as a response to the feedback, and it introduces new swimsuits and new voiced episodes for select characters.
Misaki was the first character to receive True Colors content. Since she was designed as the face of Dead or Alive Xtreme: Venus Vacation, she was chosen as the first one to receive new content. However, Sakuda revealed that they had the concept for Marie Rose’s True Colors content before they even came up with the update.
Mai Aizawa, the voice actor for Marie Rose, mentioned that the character has a different type of appeal in the DOA series compared to DOA XVV. After hearing this, the development team wanted to portray Marie more accurately to her more mysterious “gothic lolita” style from the mainline series.
Her new Twinkle Rose swimsuit was intended to reflect that characterization, and fubuki had her “Wicked Lil’ Servant” title in mind when designing it. The new swimsuit combines the style of her gothic lolita clothes and her battle outfit, both from the Dead or Alive games.
In other DOA XVV news, new character Yukino recently joined the Japanese version of the game. She is a high schooler with a “gyaru” style.
Dead or Alive Xtreme: Venus Vacation is available on Windows PC. The new True Color content and swimsuit for Marie Rose will appear in DOA XVV on March 29, 2023.