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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!