Now images are popping up of the game running on the Playstation 3 hardware and we’re obviously happy. We followed up with our friends in the UK to see if anything new had developed and it looks like the game is coming along nicely and has actually been shown to distributors. Now most people tend to think of publishers as distributors, but typically these are just middle-man companies that buy in bulk from pubs and sell to smaller (and sometimes large) retailers who don’t deal directly. What we’re being told is that there has been nothing shown for the Xbox 360 version of the game. In fact, in every meeting where the game was shown to distributors in the UK, it was only running on the PS3 and no specific details were discussed about the release of an Xbox 360 version other than in passing, which leads us to believe we’re not only looking at the first Dead or Alive fighting game on a Playstation home console since DoA 2, but it’s likely a timed exclusive.
The most interesting tidbit of information was how impressive the game is shaping up. According to a buyer for several large UK retailers, the game (shown in video form) is absolutely stunning. We’ll have to wait to judge for ourselves, but needless to say, we’re excited.