Koei Tecmo announced that it has filed costs towards an unnamed suspect who made and offered an unauthorized DVD containing modified supplies from the Dead or Alive sequence. [Thanks, Famitsu.]

The suspect was famous to have recorded footage from a number of video games, together with Dead or Alive Xtreme: Venus Vacation. Further modifications have been completed to the footage, such because the removing of character clothes. The outcomes have been compiled right into a DVD, which was then offered on an public sale web site.

Despite the character modifications, Koei Tecmo nonetheless noticed it as a malicious infringement of its copyright and reported the case to Kanagawa Prefectural Police Department. The firm intends to file each a prison case and a civil go well with towards the suspect; the latter to demand restitution brought on by copyright infringement from replicating and distributing the corporate’s creations with out authorization.

The Dead or Alive sequence originated as a combating recreation. The newest mainline title, Dead or Alive 6, launched concurrently worldwide for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC on March 1, 2019. The sequence can be recognized for the Xtreme spinoffs, which primarily function feminine characters from the video games. The ongoing Dead or Alive Xtreme: Venus Vacation has been including much more new authentic characters, resembling Monica and Loberia.