Tecmo Koei America today announced that the new generation of Dead or Alive combat, Dead or Alive 5 (DOA5), will be available in stores and online retailers on September 25, 2012. After taking a hiatus, the widely recognised series returns with a new look and feel while retaining the legacy that established the series as a core fighting contender. Created by Team NINJA, DOA5 will be published by Tecmo Koei America for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.
“Our team is focused on making September 25th a special ‘DOA Day’ for all fans of intense martial arts combat,” said Yosuke Hayashi, Team NINJA leader. “As we approach the finish line for development of DOA5, it’s exciting to see all the signature characters, fighting styles, and destructible fighting stages come together to create a powerful Dead or Alive experience.”
DOA5 incorporates a variety of martial arts fighting techniques into its distinctive fighting style to create a new generation of intense Dead or Alive combat. In the game, players will once again take on the roles of the cast of Dead or Alive fighters in an action-packed brawler set in visually striking locations from around the world. The famed Dead or Alive hand-to-hand combat returns in DOA5, supported by new 3D stages that incorporate a fresh look and feel. As a fight progresses, the dynamic backdrops will be altered and skilled fighters will be able to utilise the changing environment to their strategic advantage.
The cast of characters for DOA5 includes notables from the Dead or Alive series and for the first time in the series’ history, new fighters from other fighting titles, namely Virtua Fighter. Joining Virtua Fighter’s Akira Yuki as previously announced, Sarah Bryant was today revealed by Tecmo Koei as the second new cast member from Virtua Fighter to be available at launch.
Sliced Comments: I dunno about everyone else, but I can't wait for this game purely because of the Kyoto environment, it looks amazing and I could train there for years!