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Dead or Alive 6 has been delayed – but only by two weeks

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Dead or Alive 6, the forthcoming instalment in Team Ninja's popular fighting series, will no longer release February 15 as scheduled. Instead, according to a statement by the game's director Yohei Shimbori, it'll release on March 1 to allow further work on the game.

"The title’s development is already near complete; however, we would like to take more time to further polish its balance, gameplay, and expressivity,” the statement read. “In return for your patience, we commit to bringing you the best Dead or Alive gaming experience. I am truly sorry for the inconvenience caused by the release delay of Dead or Alive 6.”

Dead or Alive 5: Last Round had a rocky launch on PC back in 2015: it launched without its online functionality and inherited the subpar graphics from the PS3 version of the game, rather than the prettier PS4 graphics (it released for PC long after the console versions). So it's positive that Koei Tecmo is bothering with PC at all this time – fingers crossed for a smooth launch.

Shaun Prescott is the Australian editor of PC Gamer. With over ten years experience covering the games industry, his work has appeared on GamesRadar+, TechRadar, The Guardian, PLAY Magazine, the Sydney Morning Herald, and more. Specific interests include indie games, obscure Metroidvanias, speedrunning, experimental games and FPSs. He thinks Lulu by Metallica and Lou Reed is an all-time classic that will receive its due critical reappraisal one day.