Dead or Alive 5
E3 2012: Tecmo Koei Assets Round-Up
Written Thursday, June 07, 2012 By Lee Bradley
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Tecmo Koei were pretty quiet at this year’s E3, with just a couple of Xbox 360 games to show; Dead or Alive 5 and Fist of the North Star: Ken’s Rage 2.

Dead or Alive 5 is a significant release for 360, as it represents the first in the series to receive a simultaneous release alongside the PS3 version. It’s also the first in the series to be developed without the input of series creator Itagaki, so we’ll see how that works out. More screens here.

Meanwhile, for Fist of the North Star: Ken’s Rage 2 we’ve just got the briefest of teaser trailers. The first game, a beat ‘em up released back in 2010, wasn’t received particularly well. Let’s hope the sequel can succeed where the original failed.


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Comment #1 by Raziel-Freya Kun
Thursday, June 07, 2012 @ 05:54:11 AM
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What I wanted was the DW 7 Empires and it's PS3 exclusive ):

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Comment #2 by Crimson Ridley
Thursday, June 07, 2012 @ 05:54:49 AM
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If there's another SS Rank achievement, the game can sod off.

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Comment #3 by Norninja
Thursday, June 07, 2012 @ 06:09:41 AM
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As a part of #TKFamily (Twitter), this is a MUST HAVE for me at least!

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Comment #4 by Giptuc
Thursday, June 07, 2012 @ 06:20:12 AM
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How on EARTH does Fist of the North Star get a sequel, and yet Bulletstorm 2 got canned.

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Comment #5 by DreddPirate Rob
Thursday, June 07, 2012 @ 06:20:26 AM
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i had fun with the first fist of the northstar. i'll probably pick up both games.

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Comment #6 by Dartaiasen
Thursday, June 07, 2012 @ 07:04:57 AM
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I wonder if Sarah will be as broken good in the DOA universe as the is in the Virtua Fighter universe.

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Comment #7 by Floodclaw
Thursday, June 07, 2012 @ 07:07:37 AM
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I was hoping to see Fatal Frame II: Deep Crimson Butterfly, but I guess Tecmo really doesn't have plans to bring it to America. Oh well.

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Comment #8 by TooL LiSTNeR
Thursday, June 07, 2012 @ 07:09:18 AM
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Oh my god! Ken's Rage 2!

Day 1 Purchase :D!!

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Comment #9 by Crimson Ridley
Thursday, June 07, 2012 @ 07:30:45 AM
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@7 - All I've heard of it is that they are releasing it in Japan and Europe and only on Wii.

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Comment #10 by Akuza
Thursday, June 07, 2012 @ 07:32:37 AM
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Fist of the north star has so many other better games ... Like the arcade game with the 6 punch pads. Amazing game.

Also do I see Akira from virtua fighter 5 in DOA 5? ... 0.0 ..

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Comment #11 by Floodclaw
Thursday, June 07, 2012 @ 07:34:06 AM
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@9 - Which is rather strange. If Europe and Australia are getting it, it shouldn't be too hard to bring it to America, right? The new voices (as horrid as they are) are already there in English, so...yeah.

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Comment #12 by Arron114
Thursday, June 07, 2012 @ 07:46:10 AM
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I didnt find anything wrong with fist of the north star, It was KOEI promised, and delivered. Looking forward to a sequal.

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Comment #13 by BigPopov
Thursday, June 07, 2012 @ 07:53:55 AM
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Sarah wasn't broken good, actually, she was quite rubbish until Final Showdown.

Glad FOTNS getting a sequel. I really liked the first. It's one of those series where the DW engine suits it well. Can't wait to purchase =0

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Comment #14 by DocRevolt
Thursday, June 07, 2012 @ 12:14:55 PM
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@4 Bulletstorm 2 was cancelled because People Can Fly was moved to Gears of War:Judgment, a MUCH more worthwhile sequel. While I loved Bulletstorm, I think that GoW:J is a much more promising concept, bringing class-based combat into the Gears universe.

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Comment #15 by Ravenkrak
Thursday, June 07, 2012 @ 12:21:32 PM
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Well, I'm totally pumped for the return of Ayane's old default costume. Pissed me off when they took it out. As long as Lisa can finally get a decent costume too, I'll be happy.

Hopefully the VF characters are better here than in their own game. Nothing personal, but I though VF4 was boring as hell, and I never touched the franchise again. Definitely better guest characters than Spartan. What was up with that?

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Comment #16 by HammersMark
Thursday, June 07, 2012 @ 01:26:00 PM
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So happy Fist of the North Star is geting another game :)

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Comment #17 by Bi9ode
Thursday, June 07, 2012 @ 01:58:42 PM
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Hey Tecmo, I'm not from japan, but I also want to play Fatal Frame. Can it be?

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Comment #18 by Saracin
Thursday, June 07, 2012 @ 02:29:27 PM
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@17 Even if any of the new Fatal Frames came out over here, you'd need a Wii to play them since they are only published by Nintendo. A remake of the 2nd one will come out in Europe for the Wii, but no plans for a NA release.

And I also wanted DW7 Empires, but had a feeling after Xtreme Legends it would also be PS3 exclusive. I have a PS3, just like to play my stuff on 360 more.

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Comment #19 by Annalie
Thursday, June 07, 2012 @ 03:28:06 PM
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Cant wait!!!... doa5 come home to momma. ^^

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Comment #20 by Optomistic
Thursday, June 07, 2012 @ 03:54:13 PM
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DOA5 looks so sexy. Even the girls do too! I'm stoked to see VF in there as well. Once you master that game, other fighters just seem so basic. Wonder how it will be implemented here? Also, Fist of the North Star? AWWW YEAAH!!

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Comment #21 by Giptuc
Thursday, June 07, 2012 @ 05:32:09 PM
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@14 Not the point I was making. Im well aware that they were moved to GOW: Judgement, its the point that Bulletstorm was a relatively well received game and yet the sequel got canned, the Fist of the North Star was pretty much hated in every corner of the globe, spare a few supporters

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Comment #22 by dirge
Thursday, June 07, 2012 @ 07:10:11 PM
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Nice i'll probably get Kens Rage 2!

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