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Friday 31 March 2006
Tecmo's Tomonobu Itagaki, producer of the Dead or Alive games, has said that he expects to be able to show off some video footage of DOA Xtreme Beach Volleyball 2 at this year's E3.

Speaking to Japanese magazine Famitsu Xbox 360, Itagaki revealed that development of the game has now moved into top gear, in order to get the game finished as swiftly as possible. Twice the number of staffare working on DOAX 2 compared to the Xbox original.

Now that Dead or Alive 4 is released and he's finished overseeing the Live patches offered for it in recent months, Itagaki can focus on DOAX 2's new content, including Xbox Live play. He feels that the original was somewhat repetitive - something which will be countered by the new tasks and aspects of the sequel that will either replace or add to the original's casino, shopping and swimming pool features.