At E3 2012 today TECMO KOEI announced that DEAD OR ALIVE 5 will release on September 25, 2012. DEAD OR ALIVE 5 incorporates a variety of martial arts fighting techniques into its distinctive fighting style to create a new generation of intense DEAD OR ALIVE combat. In the game, players will once again take on the roles of the cast of DEAD OR ALIVE fighters in an action-packed brawler set in visually striking locations from around the world. The famed DEAD OR ALIVE hand-to-hand combat returns in DOA5, supported by new 3D stages that incorporate a fresh look and feel. As a fight progresses, the dynamic backdrops will be altered and skilled fighters will be able to utilize the changing environment to their strategic advantage.
The cast of characters for DEAD OR ALIVE 5 includes notables from the DEAD OR ALIVE series and for the first time in the series’ history, new fighters from other fighting titles, namely Virtua Fighter. Joining Virtua Fighter’s Akira Yuki as previously announced, Sarah Bryant was today revealed by TECMO KOEI as the second new cast member from Virtua Fighter to be available at launch.