TECMO KOEI ANNOUNCES DEAD OR ALIVE 5 IN DEVELOPMENT
Beloved Fighting Series from Celebrated Developer Team NINJA to Return to the Arena on both PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 Systems in 2012
BURLINGAME, Calif. September 14th, 2011 – TECMO KOEI America announced today the popular DEAD OR ALIVE® series developed by Team NINJA and published by TECMO KOEI will deliver a major kick with the next installment. Returning for another knock-out round, DEAD OR ALIVE 5 will marry its signature fighting style with MMA fighting techniques with a fun twist to players new and old. Currently in development, DEAD OR ALIVE 5 is scheduled for release in 2012 on both PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.
“It is exciting for us to officially let fans know that we’ve been working on DEAD OR ALIVE 5,” said Yosuke Hayashi, Team NINJA leader. “Our vision for this next installment is that of what we believe is the evolution of DEAD OR ALIVE which is to deliver a high quality, high energy action fighting experience that still keeps to its amazing spirit.”
Visually striking scenes from around the world blended with a hard-hitting cast puts players in the roles of the cast of DEAD OR ALIVE fighters once again in this intense action packed brawler. Unlike anything players have seen before, DEAD OR ALIVE 5 brings the series to a new level. 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, and so much more.
The confirmation of DEAD OR ALIVE 5 in development is a testament to Team NINJA and their commitment and passion for the fighting genre. 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.
In DEAD OR ALIVE 5 stages act not only as visual backdrops to accompany a fight but instead play 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 new obstacles creating a unique experience that will leave you breathless.
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.
Fighters will be challenged to new heights in the newest Team NINJA’s title DEAD OR ALIVE 5 in 2012 for both the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. Team NINJA will share more details on the game development in the coming months.