E3 2012: Dead or Alive 5 trailer and news

Tecmo-Koei showed off more of Team Ninja’s Dead Or Alive 5 at E3 2012. As many of you may know, DOA5 will feature the usual cast of fighters as well as the inclusion of Akira, from the Virtua Fighter series. Tecmo-Koei revealed that Sarah Bryant will also be in the game, making her the second officially announced character to make the jump from the legendary Sega fighting franchise.

A roster change isn’t the only thing Team Ninja has in store for us… The fighting mechanics have reportedly also been revamped, to allow for more sensible counter attacks during fights. Furthermore, the stages will be destructible and change during combat allowing for changes in strategy while fighting. Also, fighters will now realistically take on dirt and grime from the stages they’re fighting on. DOA5 will also include Tag Team fighting.

Team Ninja has also made a point of removing the online lobby system from DOA 4 which made players take turns to fight the winner. This has been done in hopes of providing a faster and more stable online gaming experience.

“Our team is focused on making September 25th a special ‘DOA Day‘ for all fans of intense martial arts combat,” said Yosuke Hayashi, head of Team NINJA. “As we approach the finish line for development of Dead or Alive 5, 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.”

Check out this trailer demonstrating the characters and game play of Dead Or Alive 5:

Dead or Alive 5 Screenshots:

Tecmo-Koei has set the release date for DOA 5 on September 25th, 2012 for PS3 and Xbox 360.

Check out the official Team Ninja site here. 

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