Dead or Alive Extreme Volleyball, Tecmo’s newest game in the Dead or Alive series, was somewhat of a shocker when announced at E3. Never had characters from one genre been moved to another so completely different. In recent weeks, rumors concerning a "Topless Mode" have been going around the Internet. Hoping to put everything in perspective (or possibly make everyone more curious), a member of Tecmo’s Internal Testing team said the following in Tecmo’s forum:
"We're creating a Beach Volleyball game that we envisioned a long time ago. Yes, it will have beautiful women and some objectionable material. We're creating the game the way we want it to be, we are not striving for a Teen or Mature rating. Whatever ESRB gives us, is what we have to live with. We will not have any Sexual Intercourse or Penetration in the game, that is the only thing that can make it a Adults Only game. Having nudity will not necessarily mean will receive an Adults Only rating. Rated "R" movies is like having a Mature rating in a way."
When specifically asked if these comments alluded to confirmation of the "Topless Mode" he said, "There could be? But then again?"