Dead or Alive 6 suffers a brief delay

Dead or Alive 6 suffers a brief delay
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The Dead or Alive 6 release date has been booted back a couple of weeks, publisher Koei Tecmo has announced.

Originally due out on February 15, the Team Ninja-developed scrapper will now step into the ring on March 1. So, it's not a huge delay, and probably better for it; Feb. 15 is packed with other major releases, including Crackdown 3 and Metro: Exodus.

The reason for the delay? Team Ninja wants to add a bit more spit and polish, it seems:

'The title’s development is already near complete; however, we would like to take more time to further polish its balance, gameplay, and expressivity. 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,' said the game's director and producer, Yohei Shimbori. 

Dead or Alive 6 is due for release on PlayStation 4, PC, and Xbox One. In case you missed the last few character reveals, get the lowdown on NiCO, Brad Wong, and Eliot.