We’re already sold on Dead or Alive 5 the second we saw the jiggles, but E3’s trailer for the 5th installment in the landmark 3D fighting franchise convinced us to upgrade our feelings from Sold to Even More Sold, as the trailer shows three new characters for us to play with, including our favorite grappler, Tina Armstrong.
The other new fighters are classic beauty Kokoro and someone from another fighting game franchise: RYU OF STREET FIGHTER! Wait, no, I meant Akira Yuki from Virtua Fighter!. Watch the video below:
Aside from showcasing the new characters and their moves, we also get a sneak peek at the various costumes available in the game, from Ayane’s classic blue-dress thingie to Hitomi’s weird-ass clown outfit. As per usual, the game seems to have kick ass stages with various gimmicks, like a circus stage with tigers that jump through flaming hoops and pounce on the fighters.
Team Ninja may have gotten stuck on a rut with their Ninja Gaiden 3, but their flagship franchise is looking good.