Dead or Alive 5
Dead or Alive 5 To Feature Playable Akira From Virtua Fighter
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Dead or Alive 5's roster of jiggly pendulous-breasted ladies and meatheaded fellas is to be joined by a special guest fighter from another tactical fighting game. Akira from SEGA's Virtua Fighter series is set to be a playable character in DoA 5.

Given Akira's fighting style, he ought to be a perfect fit for Dead or Alive 5's pared-down button scheme that favours careful timing and combos over button-mashing.

“Gamers will have an opportunity to enjoy an unforgettable battle with an esteemed competitor in Akira Yuki set in the Dead or Alive environment,” said Yosuke Hayashi, Studio Head at Team Ninja. “This year will prove to be an amazing one for our loyal fighting fans as we are delivering a fantastic fighting game that can only been experienced in Dead or Alive 5.”

Tecmo and Team Ninja have yet to set a release date for Dead or Alive 5. Check out the Akira trailer below.

[Via VG247]


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Comment #1 by Smurfboy
Monday, March 05, 2012 @ 01:28:43 PM
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Wow, nice!! That is so awesome.

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Comment #2 by sumthingchronic
Monday, March 05, 2012 @ 01:31:04 PM
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nice, be good if they add a few more though like the did with master chief in 4. So... Marcus from Gears perhaps..? come on! we didn't get any in street fighter x tekken!!

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Comment #3 by sniper mantis
Monday, March 05, 2012 @ 01:54:14 PM
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with added "man boob" physics???....not buying it unless it has!

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Comment #4 by TheTCD
Monday, March 05, 2012 @ 02:07:00 PM
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The VF/DOA circle is now complete. Dead or Alive started life on Sega Arcade hardware, in the same era Virtua Fighter 2, and now this.

I do like it when game companies play nicely together.

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Comment #5 by GamerZombie88
Monday, March 05, 2012 @ 02:23:11 PM
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Boobies ftw!!!!

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Comment #6 by xCoSxASSASSINx
Monday, March 05, 2012 @ 02:40:42 PM
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cant wait for this game its going to be amazing i wonder what other new characters are going to be in the game.

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Comment #7 by Mattymace666
Monday, March 05, 2012 @ 02:51:30 PM
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But will it have realistic boob bouncing? That is the real question.

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Comment #8 by reaper527
Monday, March 05, 2012 @ 02:57:00 PM
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can't wait. i hope this turns out better than the disappointment that is soul calibur 5

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Comment #9 by KING D3RBAL
Monday, March 05, 2012 @ 02:58:16 PM
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@sumthingchronic they revealed earlier that mega and pac are both on 360 version.

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Comment #10 by Xero Shinobi
Monday, March 05, 2012 @ 03:35:34 PM
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I thought it was going to be 'Akira' from Air Gear :'(

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Comment #11 by Giony
Monday, March 05, 2012 @ 03:47:26 PM
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looks awesome, hopefully the CPU isnt as cheap like in doa4 where they would counter your moves before you even did them, that sucked

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Comment #12 by E10phoenix
Monday, March 05, 2012 @ 04:15:25 PM
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@10 i thought the exact same thing :'(
O.T i cant wait for this, looks like they've added alot of nice stuff to the game (Akira's cloths started getting dirty when after he hit the floor a few times, a nice touch IMO)

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Comment #13 by Dark Anaconda
Monday, March 05, 2012 @ 04:28:12 PM
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Awesome ,i am super excited ,goddammit i want it so bad!
I love Dead or Alive ,and Dead or Alive 5 seems to have major improvements.

Thanks for posting this!

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Comment #14 by Diabolic Homer
Monday, March 05, 2012 @ 04:56:15 PM
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Who? Should of been a female character for obvious reasons.

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Comment #15 by Kite87
Monday, March 05, 2012 @ 05:09:40 PM
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I'd sooner have Virtua Fighter 6 tbh, but having my second favourite VF character in DOA is pretty sweet

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Comment #16 by JustinSane
Monday, March 05, 2012 @ 05:13:22 PM
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@7 Good God, i hope not.

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Comment #18 by NagolSirhcNSCL
Monday, March 05, 2012 @ 11:21:56 PM
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What a pleasant surprise

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