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Dead or Alive 5

Platform(s): PlayStation 3, PlayStation Vita, Xbox 360
Genre: Action
Publisher: Tecmo Koei
Developer: Team Ninja
Release Date: Sept. 25, 2012 (US), Sept. 28, 2012 (EU)

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'Dead or Alive 5' (ALL) Unveils Two New Characters - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on May 25, 2012 @ 1:28 p.m. PDT

Returning for another knock-out round, Dead or Alive 5 marries its signature fighting style with MMA fighting techniques with a fun twist for players new and old.

Get the Dead or Alive 5 [ALL] Trailer off WP (60mb)

Dead or Alive 5 promises to marry its signature fighting style with a wide variety of martial arts fighting techniques to create an even stronger direction for the popular franchise. No longer content to be eye candy with a deadly kick the female fighters will prove that they possess even more character in the game. Doing so adds to their unique styles which will accentuate their individual personalities as they fight it out with their opponents with a new look and feel only befit for a new generation of intense Dead or Alive combat.

In Dead or Alive 5, players will once again take on the roles of the cast of Dead or Alive fighters in an intense, action-packed brawler set in visually striking locations from around the world. The famed Dead or Alive hand-to-hand combat returns supported by completely new 3D stages that maintain their incredibly characteristic style but with a fresh look and feel. In Dead or Alive 5 stages are more than spectacular visual backdrops, instead playing to a fighter’s strengths. As a fight progresses, the backdrop will change and interact with players. Skilled fighters will be able to utilize these dynamic stages to execute hard-hitting blows, pitting their opponents against fresh obstacles to create a breathtaking new fighting experience.

Lei Fang and Zack return to the Dead or Alive series in incredible fashion, showcasing stunning new character and costume designs and the lifelike detail that Dead or Alive is known for. Boasting all new style and even deadlier techniques, each of the new characters reflects a new look and feel complimenting the intense new generation of Dead or Alive combat.

Lei Fang, also known as “The Tai Chi Quan Genius,” is widely recognized as a master of T'ai Chi Quan.  As a girl who grew up in a wealthy family, she is a woman of justice and bears a very independent spirit, but is also spunky, intelligent and cheerful. Lei Fang trains to defeat Jann Lee, who once saved her from harm. Her strengths lie in T'ai Chi Quan holds which use her opponent's power, and attacks from "Sabaki" and "Inashi" parries.


Zack, also known as “The Crazy Climber”, is a funky DJ with a positive attitude and a very original sense of style. An over the top fighter, he joins the Dead or Alive tournaments for money and fame. He has incredible fighting instincts, and taught himself Muay Thai just by imitation. His unorthodox style of Muay Thai has become so unconventional that no one can predict what comes next.

The battle between Lei Fang and Zack takes place in a dynamic new stage known as The Show, where fighting entertainment unfolds before your very eyes under the bright lights of big top! Tigers, rings of fire and ball-balancing clowns on trampolines - The Show is brimming with monkey business just waiting for some intrepid fighters with the moxie to put on the greatest show ever seen! A massive clown face with moving eyes and nose overlooks the arena. While all smiles this clown is serious business, as skilled players can execute a Power Blow, knocking their opponent in to the clown face creating a human cannonball! Now that’s entertainment!

Under the leadership of Hayashi-san, Team NINJA is developing a bright new future for the Dead or Alive franchise. As long-time fans of the series become more established, Team NINJA has taken great strides to ensure a new experience that matured with the player. Intertwining elements of realism within the Dead or Alive world, players will be able to connect with their fighters in a whole new light.

With each battle executing a new level of involvedness, the fighters themselves have become more complex in their design. In Dead or Alive 5 players will be able to feel more involved in the action as they see their fighters sweat as they exert more energy. Further, the grittier realistic design of these beloved fighters adds a new layer of depth to the Dead or Alive series. Players can also kick up the competition in online multiplayer modes where fighters must learn to utilize their strength and weaknesses to K.O. challengers.


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