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Dead or Alive 2
Publisher: Tecmo, Acclaim Entertainment (EU)
Developer:
System(s): Sega NAOMI, Sega Dreamcast
Peripherals supported:
Sega Dreamcast
Dreamcast VGA Box, Dreamcast Jump Pack, Dreamcast Arcade Stick
Genre: Fighting































Number of players: 1-4
Release Date RRP Code
Arcade
JP
1999-10-16 ¥?  ?
Arcade
World
1999  ?


Sega Dreamcast
JP
¥6,800 T-3602M
Sega Dreamcast
JP (Limited Edition)
¥6,800 T-3601M
Sega Dreamcast
US
$44.99[1] T-3601N
Sega Dreamcast
UK
£39.99[2] T-8116D-50
Sega Dreamcast
FR
?F T-8116D-50
Sega Dreamcast
DE
DM ? T-8116D-50
Sega Dreamcast
ES
?Ptas T-8116D-50
Sega Dreamcast
IT
T-8116D-13
Sega Dreamcast
FR/NL
? T-8116D-59
Sega Dreamcast
BR
R$R? 197126



Dead or Alive 2 (デッド オア アライブ2) is the sequel to Dead or Alive. It was released for Sega NAOMI arcade hardware in 1999 before being ported to the Sega Dreamcast in 2000.

Production credits

Dreamcast version

  • Producer & Director: Tomonobu Itagaki
  • Planner: Hiroaki Matsui
  • Lead programmer: Takeshi Kawaguchi
  • Game system designer: Katsunori Ehara
  • Motion managers: Noriaki Kazama, Chitose Sasaki
  • Motion design director: Masaki Koshikawa
  • Assistant CG manager: Hideyuki Kato
  • Character modeling: Yasushi Nakakura
  • Character texture: Muneaki Kubota
  • Stage design director: Hideyuki Takita
  • Sound composers: Makoto Hosoi, Shigekiyo Okuda
  • CG effect designer: Yasuo Egawa
  • Programmers: Yasushi Maeda, Hiroaki Ozawa, Takeshi Sawatari, Junichi Araki, Shigeaki Ota, Mitsuo Osada, Kazuhiro Kosuge, Tetsuya Imamura, Takashi Watanabe, Taiyo Aramaki, Naoyuki Ohashi, Junichi Ueno, Tomonobu Kinugasa, Takuro Sasaki
  • Planners: Masanori Sato, Yukiyoshi Amano, Motohiro Shiga, Hiroyasu Itakura
  • Motion designers: Jitsuo Kondo, Hideki Saito, Yuki Naruse, Tomoo Hiraoka, Shigefumi Ishizuka, Ryuji Ikeda, Taro Matsushita, Takuji Otsuka, Koji Motoume
  • Motion script: Sousuke Sameshima
  • Character modeling: Yoshiki Horiuchi, Haruhiko Shikata
  • Character texture: Hideaki Takahashi
  • Stage designers: Hideki Niimi, Akira Izumi, Takaaki Ebata, Kenichiro Nakajo, Katsuhiro Mukasa
  • Realtime movie script: Yukihiro Fujita
  • Voice actors: Aoni Pro
    • Kasumi: Sakura Tange
    • Gen Fu: Takeshi Aono
    • Tina: Yuko Nagashima
    • Zack: Bin Shimada
    • Jann Lee: Toshio Furukawa
    • Ayane: Wakana Yamazaki
    • Hayabusa: Hideyuki Hori
    • Helena: Yuka Koyama
    • Bass: Daisuke Gouri
    • Leon: Koji Totani
    • Lei Fang: Yumi Touma
    • Ein: Hikaru Midorikawa
    • Tengu: Osamu Saka
    • Roland: Yuka Koyama
    • System Voice: Miyako Endo
  • Motion actors: Miho Iijima, Mako Kogiso, Japan Action Club (Tsutomu Kitagawa, Yoichi Nishimura, Jiro Okamoto)
  • Translator: Hsiang-Lan Lee
  • Publicity: Mitsuru Tsutsumi, Koji Harao, Simon Smith Wright (Acclaim), Steve Cross (Acclaim), Damien Ieah (Acclaim)
  • Marketing executives: Isamu Fukada, Kazumi Fujita, Satoshi Kanematsu, Clyde Dickson (Acclaim), Ned Browning (Acclaim), Mary Bond (Acclaim)
  • Executive producer: Max Naka
  • Presented by: Tecmo, Ltd. Team Ninja 2000


Magazine articles

Main article: Dead or Alive 2/Magazine articles.

Promotional material

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EGM US 127.pdfEGM US 127.pdf

PDF
Print advert in
Electronic Gaming Monthly (US) #127: "February 2000" (2000-01-11)
also published in:
  • GamePro (US) #139: "April 2000" (2000-xx-xx)[3]
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DCM JP 20000929 2000-30ex.pdf

PDF
Print advert in
Dreamcast Magazine (JP) #85: "2000-30 extra (2000-09-29ex)" (2000-09-15)
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DCM JP 20001013 2000-32.pdf

PDF
Print advert in
Dreamcast Magazine (JP) #87: "2000-32 (2000-10-13)" (2000-09-29)
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DreamcastMagazine UK 08.pdf

PDF
Print advert in
Dreamcast Magazine (UK) #8 (2000-04-28)
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DreamcastMagazine UK 08.pdf

PDF
Print advert in
Dreamcast Magazine (UK) #8 (2000-04-28)

Physical scans

NAOMI version

NAOMI,
DoA2 NAOMI Cart.jpg
Cart

Dreamcast version

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
100 №22, p62-64[4]
100 №223, p83[5]
90 №13
93 №2000-31, p23Media:DCM JP 20001006 2000-31.pdf[6]
90 №2002-18, p33[7]
80 №84, p80/81[8]
88
80 №616, p36
93
100 2000-06-04
98 2000-03-18
92
100
Sega Dreamcast
93
Based on
13 reviews

Dreamcast, US
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Cover
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Disc
Doa2 dc us manual.pdf
Manual
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Inlay
Dreamcast, JP
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Cover
Dreamcast, JP (Limited Edition)
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Cover
Dreamcast, UK
DoA2 DC UK Box Back.jpgDoA2 DC EU Box Front.jpg
Cover
DOA2 DC EU Disc.jpg
Disc
Dreamcast, FR/NL
DoA2 DC 59 back.jpgDoA2 DC EU Box Front.jpg
Cover
DOA2 DC EU Disc.jpg
Disc
Dreamcast, DE
DoA2 DC DE back.jpgNospine-small.pngDoA2 DC EU Box Front.jpg
Cover
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Disc
Dreamcast, ES
DoA2 DC ES Box Back.jpgDoA2 DC EU Box Front.jpg
Cover
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Disc
Dreamcast, IT
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Cover
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Disc
Dreamcast, BR
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Cover

Technical information

In the Dreamcast version of Dead or Alive 2, the backgrounds display 30,000 to 52,000 polygons per scene, while the characters display 8000 to 9246 polygons per character. This was significantly higher than the polygon counts for non-Dreamcast console and PC games released in 1999. In comparison, the highest polygon counts of any PC games released in 1999 were 10,000 polygons per scene[9] and 400 polygons per character.[10]

External links

  • Sega of Japan catalogue pages (Japanese): Dreamcast

References

  1. File:GamePro US 140.pdf, page 106
  2. 2.0 2.1 File:DreamcastMagazine UK 08.pdf, page 52
  3. File:GamePro US 139.pdf, page 158
  4. File:Arcade UK 22.pdf, page 62
  5. File:CVG UK 223.pdf, page 83
  6. File:DCM JP 20001006 2000-31.pdf, page 23
  7. File:Dorimaga 20021011 JP.pdf, page 33
  8. File:Edge UK 084.pdf, page 80
  9. PC Magazine, December 1999, page 203
  10. Unreal Modeling Guide, Unreal Developer Network


Dead or Alive series of games
Arcade
Dead or Alive (1996) | Dead or Alive 2 (1999) | Dead or Alive 2 Millennium (2000) | Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate (2013) | Dead or Alive 5 Last Round (2015)
Sega Saturn
Dead or Alive (1997)
Sega Dreamcast
Dead or Alive 2 (2000)
Xbox 360
Sony PlayStation 3
Dead or Alive 5 (2012) | Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate (2013) | Dead or Alive 5 Last Round (2015)
Windows PC
Dead or Alive 5 (2012) | Dead or Alive 5 Last Round (2015)
Sony PlayStation Vita
Dead or Alive 5+ (2013)
Xbox One
Sony PlayStation 4
Dead or Alive 5 Last Round (2015)