Thanks to the recent Dead or Alive festival we have been given a bevy of news related to the franchise. With Dead or Alive Xtreme 3 Scarlet being announced for PS4 and Nintendo Switch in Japan, we now also have news that a free-to-play version of the game will be arriving on the Switch later on after the initial release.
The free-to-play version will play similarly to how Venus Vacation works. Alongside information of a Free-to-play version for Nintendo Switch arriving, there is also news on exclusive features for the Nintendo Switch edition. The main feature focused is “Soft 4D”, which is heavily reliant on the Soft Engine and the Nintendo Switch’s HD rumble functionality. The Switch edition also boasts 900p in TV mode, 720p in handheld and a locked 30 frames-per-second.
As for the Scarlet edition as a whole, it will offer various game tweaks such as being able to level up as an owner far easier, as well as an easier accumulation of the game’s currency Zack Money. Also alongside Misaki being a new character, there is yet another unannounced character that will be coming with the Scarlet edition (NiCO perhaps?). Scarlet will also include full VR support (requiring a “VR Passport”) just as the original game does on PS4.
Team Ninja have also confirmed that both Misaki and the unannounced character will be available as paid DLC for the original version of the game later after release.
Dead or Alive Xtreme 3 Scarlet will be releasing March 20th 2019 for PS4 and Nintendo Switch in Japan. As we said before, it is unlikely it will receive a western release due to how the original game was cancelled, but it will be region free on both platforms with (hopefully) the same English support.
What are your thoughts on Dead or Alive Xtreme 3 Scarlet going free-to-play as well on Nintendo Switch? Who do you think the unannounced character is? Let us know in those comments!