An update is coming to Tecmo Koei’s fighting game series Dead or Alive and its updates are heading to the fifth game we’ve been playing since 2012.
This batch of new content adds two new characters that we didn’t expect to see – Ninja Gaiden Dragon Sword’s Momiji and possibly Leon from Dead or Alive 2. Take a look at first trailer for the game above, which gives us a nice preview of Momiji’s ninja skills and the new stage we’ll get to damage our opponents on. The end of this trailer hints at Leon, folks. Keep your thumbs crossed for his addition.
Keep in mind – no consoles have been announced for this update yet, but we presume it will drop on the PS3 and Xbox 360.
And it also looks like this game will be a retail release.
Take a look at the game’s official press release below:
Team NINJA, today confirmed that DEAD OR ALIVE 5 ULTIMATE is being developed for the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system and Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft. The game will be published by Tecmo Koei America this fall as both retail packaged goods and digital download. DEAD OR ALIVE 5 ULTIMATE heightens the signature DOA fighting style with the inclusion of all of the new modes from DEAD OR ALIVE 5 PLUS, new stages and new fighters, including the first ever DOA appearance of Momiji and levels from the NINJA GAIDEN’s series to deliver the best in fighting entertainment.
“DEAD OR ALIVE 5 ULTIMATE is a great addition to our franchise,” said Yosuke Hayashi, Team NINJA leader. “The game has a lot to offer and we’re excited that our fans will have the opportunity to enjoy an experience that delivers on our signature high energy fighting entertainment.”
DEAD OR ALIVE 5 ULTIMATE is the definitive DEAD OR ALIVE 5 package, with new content aimed to bring players the best 3D fighting experience to date. The addition of modes from DEAD OR ALIVE 5 PLUS, including “Move Details Plus” and a tutorial mode, will allow novice and expert fighters to refine their fighting style with razor-fine precision.
Players will take on the roles of their favorite DEAD OR ALIVE fighters—as well as combatants new to the franchise—in an intense, action-packed brawler set in visually striking locations from around the world. The game’s dynamic interactive stages include the return of classic fan favorites as well as new locations from the NINJA GAIDEN series, such as Sky City Tokyo, and features deadly new danger zones including the Great Buddha Statue that change with the flow of the fight.
Characters in DEAD OR ALIVE 5 ULTIMATE continue to push a sensual yet realistic style, rendered in incredibly lifelike detail bringing every fighter to life in the heat of combat. The largest lineup in DOA history includes the first ever appearance of NINJA GAIDEN’s Momiji who utilizes the Hayabusa-style Aikijutsu taught to her by the master himself, Ryu Hayabusa. Soon to be announced additional characters will also add to the massive cast of fighters from DEAD OR ALIVE 5 which includes Ryu Hayabusa, Hayate, Ayane, Kasumi, Hitomi, Bayman, Christie, Lei Fang, Zack, Kokoro, Bass, Rig, Jann Lee, Helena, Lisa, Brad Wong, Eliot, Tina, along with Akira, Pai and Sarah Bryant from the Virtua Fighter series.
Along with a plethora of single-player modes including story mode, DEAD OR ALIVE 5 ULTIMATE will retain Online battles allowing players to compete head-to-head in a variety of playing fields and battle modes with another opportunity for fighters to improve their skills as they watch competitive matches.
Currently in development by Team NINJA, more details about DEAD OR ALIVE 5 ULTIMATE will be revealed in the coming months.
Along with the addition of Momiji, these other add-on’s will come along for the ride:
Lost World Stage