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Special Guest Character Joins The Fight In Dead or Alive 5 |

Team Ninja has revealed a new gameplay trailer for its upcoming fighter, Dead or Alive 5. The footage shown in the GDC 2012 video gives us our first look at returning super ninja Kasumi who-like everyone eles in the game-sports a fresh new character design. Also revealed in the trailer was a new character to the series but a familiar face for Virtua Fighter fans.

Yep. That’s Akira Yuki from Sega’s Virtua going toe-to-toe with Kasumi. Akira will serve as a playable guest character in Dead or Alive 5.

“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 of 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.”

While this may be the first time Akira has appeared in a 3D fighter other than Sega’s, guest characters in DOA isn’t anything new as I’m sure DOA 4 owners are aware of.

Dead or Alive 5 is due out this September for both the PS3 & 360 and I can’t wait!

  • wolfkin

    so um… what’s up am I the only one who doesn’t really see anything fresh about Kasumi? Last DOA i played was 3 I think and that’s pretty much exactly how I remember Kasumi.

  • wolfkin

    ok fair enough it looks like they’ve tooled her up a bit even if I do think that calling it a new or re design is a bit overstating. It’s no Super Smash Bros Brawl after all, or (upcoming) Devil May Cry. And seeing her in action is great for seeing how the game looks, how fast it is, and how her movesets have changed but it’s almost pointless in showing off her “new design”.

    “like everyone eles in the game”

  • All I can say is that I am happy this is no longer a 360 exclusive. But don’t worry my heart will always favor tekken over any fighter.

  • this really is a good year for fighter lovers…