Dead or Alive 5 Matches Including Newcomers Sarah, Akira And Rig

By Ishaan . July 13, 2012 . 4:32pm

Dengeki Online have posted a series of Dead or Alive 5 matches with Team Ninja, including a couple with newcomers Sarah Bryant and Akira from Virtua Fighter 5, and Rig, the new fighter being introduced in DOA5. You can watch them below:


Bayman vs. Zack:


Hitomi vs. Kokoro:


Sarah vs. Kasumi:


Leifang vs. Akira:


Rig vs. Sarah:


Rig vs. Sarah (part 2):

  • TheInternetNomad

    this game looks awesome, played a lot of the demo. glad they didn’t screw things up with DoA like they did Ninja Gaiden.

  • Dantis

    Looks ace.

    Definitely my most anticipated fighter. The only thing I need now is a story mode like in Dimensions.

  • Cephrien

    Still no Eliot?

    Not good Team Ninja.
    Not good.

    • Dantis

       If they bring Elliot back he’d best actually look like a guy this time.

      His design was fine but his costumes were crazy feminine.

      • andref

         Well just pray they don’t say “oops, we forgot he was actually a girl the whole time” just think of GG’s Bridget but in DOA

        • Dantis

          Or Naoto.

          But hopefully not.

    • Sakurazaki

      The main site only has 14 of the 20+ characters the game will have.

      Give it some time. TN hasn’t released any new news in weeks.

  • Tee Niitris

    I hope they have character BGMs because the stage music is some of the sleepiest I’ve ever heard. The fighting is looking good though as I though it would. Sarah and Akira fit in rather well. Also, I’m a bit late, but it seems as if you can adjust voiceover by character like in Capcom’s recent fighters; that’d be really nice if you could.

    To add on, that battlefield state is one of my most hated stages in fighting games, ever. It’s so obnoxious, distracting, and has no place in a “martial arts tournament” themed game. I should never have to hear “hold fire” in the background of a fist fight. Keep that war zone stuff where it belongs… in a shooter.

    To clarify, I don’t hate the theme of the stage; just the activity that’s taking place in it.

  • Video overloaaad <3 I was liking that dress on Lei Fang til I saw how much cloth was missing *sigh* Kokoro looks fun~

    •  But…she’s had that dress since Dead or Alive 2.

      • Oh? Doesn’t mean my reaction to it changes (^.^  ) 

  • Suicunesol

    Hmm. Maybe it’s because of the inexperience of the actual players, but the gameplay looks slower and less exciting. :S Not enough Kasumi acrobatics or grab holds.

    Also, I second the opinion that the music wasn’t very memorable.

    Of the videos, I think I liked the Hitomi vs Kokoro and Kasumi vs Sarah ones the most. Hitomi’s moves are fun to watch because of how power-packed her punches seem to be. And while I was very disappointed in Kasumi’s performance, the actual stage (battlefield) seemed to have a lot going on, and that’s what made it exciting to me.

    Also, I want new voices. Sorry if I’m sounding demanding, but I usually expect new fresh sound effects in new games.

    • Nitraion

      Hmm sound effect like what? punch effect?
      i think tekken have same sound effect over and over too

      • Suicunesol

         Sorry, I meant voices specifically. Sound effects get a pass because they’re not really distinctive.

        • Nitraion

          Voice actor huh….well i think rig get the best one in US voice lol

  • Nitraion

    Wonder they hold? since Tekken is same as september…
    But i like this rather than tekken….
    ahh screw it I can wait for this game :)

    • Mrgrgr and Unacceptable World

      Get both of them.^^

      • Nitraion

        But I stick to DOA this time i am not really like tekken….

        • Mrgrgr and Unacceptable World

          Nice there.^^ Hope that we will be able to play each other then when i get this game here.^^

          • Nitraion

            Yeah that’s the answer!!!
            what’s your PSN ID? :P

          • Mrgrgr and Unacceptable World

            taosapao if i am not mistaken here.^^ I am currently unable to play my PS3 as i am staying outside of my country lol.^^

  • Christopher Nunes

    Thank god! They finally fixed Hitomi’s face (or her eyes)! NOW she looks 10x better! OK, now I approve of the design changes of the game now as the females look amazing and the dudes look awesome! ^_^

    I guess they haven’t played DOA in a bit as it doesn’t look as fast-paced as I’m used to seeing, especially from the cheap AIs, and they didn’t really show the “power strikes” in the videos (haven’t watched all of them yet).

    I honestly cannot wait for this game! Already pre-order at GameStop for the PS3 Collector’s Edition version… :D
    Kasumi and Hitomi are the way to go! (Sadly Ayane and Kokoro aren’t with the normal pre-order bonus, and I don’t really like Lei Fang that much (she’s OK), but the Collector’s Edition covers that!)

    DOA5 is looking good! ^_^

    • Mrgrgr and Unacceptable World

      At last.T_T People who loves Kokoro more than Lei Fang.^^

      • Christopher Nunes

        Very since I see Kokoro I knew I was going to like her a lot! And I did! She’s a great character and has an interesting back story.

        Lei Fang is also cool, but I prefer Kokoro more (no offense to Lei Fang fans out there!).

        • Mrgrgr and Unacceptable World

          Yeah.^^ I think my main reason why i really like Kokoro is because of my favoritism for Aoi from VF series here especially i main her there.^^ And both the character here is those traditional Japan girl.^^

          • Christopher Nunes

            Never played the VF series, but I do like traditional Japanese girls. ^_^
            Kasumi also, even though she’s a kunochi.

          • Mrgrgr and Unacceptable World

            DoA girls is always very pleasing in my eyes lol.^^ Especially Kokoro and Ayane.^^

            Kasumi and Hitomi also looks great there lol.^^

          • Nitraion

            Ah you like aoi tooo… :3
            I would like to see Aoi too in this game :p

          • Mrgrgr and Unacceptable World

            Yup.^^ Aoi is great there.^^ And all her counter tech is really fun to use.^^ Sadly, many always said that she is very hard to use.T_T It is not like Akira is very to use too.T_T

          • Nitraion

            @theworldofnoboundries:disqus Well maybe because her counter is all about timing…
            i think all her attack is elegant lol XD

  • XypherCode

    Awesome! :D

  • MrRobbyM

    I wasn’t interested until these slew of videos. The environments look amazing and I’ve been wanting a slower paced fighter lately so this is lookin’ pretty nice now.

    • Suicunesol

       I never thought of DoA being a slow paced fighter. :o

      • MrRobbyM

        Compared to my other fighting games, MvC3, BlazBlue CS, this is looking much slower paced.

        • Mrgrgr and Unacceptable World

          Well, those two title there are 2d fighting game here which is probably the main reason why these looks much slower.

          • Suicunesol

             DoA Dimensions played very quickly though, in my opinion.

          • Mrgrgr and Unacceptable World

            However, compared to Blazblue or MvC3 is totally on different aspect though.^^

  • I just love how the black guy looks like a clown! Classy!

    • Fun Fact: Zack’s original design was based on Dennis Rodman. Make of that what you will. I seriously doubt this is some social/racial message from Team Ninja because, no disrespect, it’s just Team Ninja.
      If it makes you feel any better, Zack kicks some serious ass and, as the story goes, has created at least two massive island resorts for the singular purpose of watching well-endowed women play volleyball and frolic on sandy beaches.
      Make of that what you will, too, I suppose…

      • I’m not mad nor do I believe this was racially charged. I just felt the need to comment mostly for commentings sake really.

        That said, the few times I see Blacks/African Americans/whatever in Japanese media, we’re either Stoic or Buffoons.

        •  If it makes you feel any better, white Americans in anime/manga always seem to be violent, ignorant, gun-toting blonde tourists. ;)

          • Mrgrgr and Unacceptable World

            Don’t forget, any South East Asian is always pictured as some human who lives in Jungle.T_T

            Wut the hell are they thinking here.T_T Are we monkeys???

        • Guest

          A few times there were cool characters: (forget some of their names though)

          The guy from Raxhephon (okay he was a bit stoic)
          The guy with the dreads from Super Robot Wars Original Generations
          The kid from Shin Megami Tensei Digital Devil Saga
          “Black Shaft” from Ring ni Kakero (Bet it all in the Ring) he was a playa
          Tapp Oceano from Metal Armor Dragonar
          Jaguar from Eyeshield 21

      • XiaomuArisu

         Fun Fact: Dennis Rodman played zack in the movie(if I remember correct…)

        • Rodman played Zack in the DoAX games (or at least one of them), but not the movie. He was in Demolition Man, however, which is pretty much the best movie ever (this is up for debate).

    • LynxAmali

       It’s Zack.

      He IS a clown.

  • Mrgrgr and Unacceptable World

    Hmm, i thought DoA should be more fast paced here which is the exact opposite from VF series here.

    But seeing the battle here, it seems that the paced is a bit slower compared to Dimensions here. Hmmm i wonder if the paced being slowed a bit down is due to the player being new here? or the game is trying to slow down the paced a bit to balance the game as there VF character here this time.

    But anyway.^^ Can’t wait for this game and Tekken lol.^^ It seems this year, will be a great year for fighting game.^^ Considering that i had been keep playing VF everyday here.^^

  • Crimson_Cloud

    Man, Sarah is a beast! Cool. ^^

  • Darkrise

    Leifang in that dress is hot! (*´▽`*)And Kokoro in a kimono is a major plus!

    • Mrgrgr and Unacceptable World

      Kimono is always a plus.^^ Not to mention,……… no pantsu for wearing kimono?^^….*nosebleed*

  • Guest

    I never liked Akira in that fake wannabee Ryu Karate uniform. 

    He is much better suited in his traditional blue and red Bajiquan kung fu uniform

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