Dead or Alive 5
New Character Revealed for Dead or Alive 5
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Hot on the heels of the Collector’s Edition reveal yesterday, Tecmo Koei has announced a new character for Dead or Alive 5.

Rig is a Canadian taekwondo expert, a big burly dude in a hooded jacket. In the Japanese version of the game he's voiced by Hiroki Tochi, who has provided work for a whole string of games and is Will Smith’s official Japanese dub-over artist. Which is kinda cool.

The addition of Rig to the roster brings the fighting game’s total count to 13. Amongst them are Ryu Hayabusa from Ninja Gaiden, and Akira and Sarah from Virtua Fighter.

Dead or Alive 5 is out in September. You can find a scan from Japanese mag Famitsu below, showing Rig in all his glory. E3 preview's here.

[Famitsu, via Kotaku]


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Comment #1 by Rise
Wednesday, June 27, 2012 @ 04:58:52 AM
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He reminds me of Alex Mercer with a cross of Lei from Tekken

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Comment #2 by L KIRA HAYABUSA
Wednesday, June 27, 2012 @ 05:01:07 AM
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I don't think Ryu Hayabusa counts as a guest character since he's been in EVERY game...

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Comment #3 by magixman
Wednesday, June 27, 2012 @ 05:18:35 AM
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#1, You got me too it. It really looks like a mashup of the dude from Assassin's Creed & Prototype 1

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Comment #4 by LeeBradley [STAFF]
Wednesday, June 27, 2012 @ 05:18:51 AM
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True enough. He'll always be the Ninja Gaiden dude to me though, first a foremost.

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Comment #5 by Akuza
Wednesday, June 27, 2012 @ 05:25:12 AM
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He reminds me of goh from virtua fighter 5

That's 2 characters who look like virtua fighter 5 people ... Him and the guy who looks like Akira !

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Comment #6 by Taiyz
Wednesday, June 27, 2012 @ 05:25:39 AM
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Yeah, he was in Dead or Alive before the modern Ninja Gaiden games were created (as L Kira Hayabusa stated, he was in all the DoA games, three of which were made before the modern Ninja Gaiden games, and there was almost a three year gap between Dead or Alive 3 and the first modern Ninja Gaiden game.)

It's kind of like how the King of Fighters series has always featured characters from Fatal Fury and Art of Fighting (as well as non-fighting-game franchises such as Ikari Warriors and Psycho Soldier) despite having its own original characters.

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Comment #7 by Akuza
Wednesday, June 27, 2012 @ 05:27:10 AM
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Ok I didn't read the post...

Akira and Sarah are in it ! =D

Let's see if this guy plays like goh !

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Comment #8 by E10phoenix
Wednesday, June 27, 2012 @ 05:32:49 AM
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I read somewhere that the actual total roster is 20, which is 2 less than dead or alive 4 (Unless they have even more hidden characters)

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Comment #9 by ShinobiSteve81
Wednesday, June 27, 2012 @ 06:13:43 AM
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Ryus DOA count is almost up to his NG count. 7-5 I believe? 3 NES, 3 modern consoles, 1 arcade for NG.

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Comment #10 by m-iichel
Wednesday, June 27, 2012 @ 06:35:07 AM
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PLEASE STOP WITH ALL THESE GUEST CHARACTERS, and ryu is not a guest, he has been in all the games ?!

please just return more from part4, like jann lee, gen fu, brad wong, leon, and many more.. dont know who i am forgetting but bring them back :O

good job though on the NO DLC CHARACTERS, finally someone understands it lame :)

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Comment #11 by OnionKnight14
Wednesday, June 27, 2012 @ 07:04:29 AM
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@6 he was still in Ninja Gaiden for the NES

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Comment #13 by WIng Zero Pilot
Wednesday, June 27, 2012 @ 08:25:48 AM
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Woop Canada.

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Comment #14 by sumthingchronic
Wednesday, June 27, 2012 @ 09:43:40 AM
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Glad they've added another character, just hope there's some more to come

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Comment #15 by FatalFlaw810
Wednesday, June 27, 2012 @ 11:51:58 AM
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@12: You're not very smart considering they're not announcing all of their characters at once..just one at a time..just saying before you post snarky comments like yours realize what Team Ninja is doing before you do so.

Anyway, OT: I'll most likely play as my regulars as I have in the DOA series but I'll try out Rig just for the heck of it.

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Comment #17 by The_Prodigy
Wednesday, June 27, 2012 @ 01:50:28 PM
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Would have been a day one for me, but without itagaki at the helm it's a no go. this new director is not impressing me at all. he butchered ninja gaiden 3, and so far he is in my opinion turning doa 5 into a one of those "let's put a random cg cut scene in mid fight for a combo" fighter's like all the naruto and dbz games.
imo: I feel like 2012 is the end of the fighting genre.

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Comment #18 by Anthrizacks
Wednesday, June 27, 2012 @ 02:11:44 PM
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I disagree, I think he would look great in a bikini.

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Comment #19 by Man On The Run
Wednesday, June 27, 2012 @ 02:14:12 PM
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@17 - No Itagaki is making me aprehensive aswell and although i suck badly at NG and have never completed either of the modern games *blushes* i could see how 3 wasnt right just from the opening of the demo :s

This seems like it could be good but why the secrecy of the fighters? Ive been playing DoA since the original and each game generally contains the fighters from the previous plus some new ones.

I hope the game contains Bass,Leon and Jann Lee as they are my favs next to Bayman who i know is there.

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Comment #20 by HalfEVILmonkey
Wednesday, June 27, 2012 @ 04:16:13 PM
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This just looks INCREDIBLE!! WOW!!

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Comment #21 by swinky15
Friday, June 29, 2012 @ 01:11:54 AM
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@17 your judgement is completely without merit. although the founder of doa is not at the helm doesnt mean that the game will be shit. and unless uve played the game which apparently u havent... when you go to pick a stage you can turn the dangerzones of the stage off and it just becomes a standard square arena just like in doa 4. and secondly he has made changes that will make the competative sceen better. such as lowering the amount of active frames for a counter. and having more revoery frames from an attempted counter. so read up and learn your facts before you start bashing a game, a company, and a creator before the game is realeased. so just shut your mouth and go home

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Comment #22 by swinky15
Friday, June 29, 2012 @ 01:13:50 AM
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@17 and secondly take a look at halo 4.. when bungie called it quits everyone thought the new halo 4 would b shit but guess what at E3 everyone was blown away at how good the game was and how solid a job 343 did with it. so it can be done again... read up and stop making arguments that you cant defend

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US September 25, 2012

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