Dead or Alive 5 Test Footage Shows Off A Bunch Of Different Fighters

By Ishaan . July 31, 2012 . 9:00am

Team Ninja and Tecmo Koei have been sharing balance test footage of Dead or Alive 5 these past few days. Below, you’ll find five different clips of test footage, along with notes from Team Ninja for the two test combo videos. Just keep in mind that this is all from a build of the game that’s still in development.


Bayman vs. Tina:



Tina vs. Ayane:



Jann Lee vs. La Mariposa:



DOA5 Test Combo Footage (Ayane, Hayate, Tina, Bass, Zack, Sarah):



“I think Ayane and Hayate have a lot of combos that are harder than they look. There’s not much time until Tougeki, so maybe it would’ve been better to show some easier combos for them. Zack has a lot of new movements, so it might take time for experienced people to get used to him. But he’s actually really strong.


Tina and Bass have easy combos, so they’re great for pre-launch tournaments! Sarah moves really close to VF5FS. A lot of her combos come straight from VF or are extensions of what she already has.”


DOA5 Test Combo Footage #2 (Kokoro, Kasumi, Jann, Akira, Leifang, Rig):



“We’re actually right in the middle of tuning juggles, so damage is still all over the place. But it’s a pretty accurate representation of how juggles will flow. Checking things like this, I think about things like Leifang doesn’t do enough damage. I won’t tell you the combo recipe here, but I left on the icons as a hint.


You can normally hold during Critical and slow escapes still work, but DOA5 also has more guaranteed moves. When you get your opponent in a sit-down stun or with their back turned, that’s your chance for a huge combo. And if you can flow into a Critical Burst, you have even more options for combos. I think these features will really help set DOA5 apart.”


Dead or Alive 5 will be released on September 25th in North America.

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  • Voltech44

    My brother’s convinced that Bayman’s arms are too small in this game.  Anybody else feel the same way?  (I mean, I can KIND OF see what he’s talking about, but it’s not like he’s got little T-rex arms.)

    Well, whatever.  It’s not a deal-breaker, and it’ll be great to play DOA again.  I just hope MAH BOI Eliot makes his triumphant return.

    • James Smith

       Noticed it too.

  • Speedo Redempteur

    Very cool … some nice lightning effects here and there …

    Seems like a solid fighter indeed..

  • XypherCode

    Got a taste of this. This game is REALLY shaping up :D

  • harmonyworld

    Rig will be my main….that is for sure~
    I haven’t played DoA since it’s last ps2 game.

  • MrRobbyM

    I like Jann Lee’s little dance he does at 2:16.

  • RaikageV

    Pause the last video at 2:07.
    He doesn’t really touch the wall.

  • For those interested there will be at least 19 stages of which 7 have yet to be revealed.

    evidence is from freestepdodge:

  • omeganeko

    Tina and Ayane are just so awesome. Too bad there wasn’t much christie.

  • Tee Niitris

    Other than a few small gripes, I must say I really like how DoA5 is turning out. I didn’t think I’d be following this game so closely at this point (especially with Tag2 around the corner).

  • I’m not the only one who noticed the new stages shown in these videos, am I?

  • Mrgrgr and Unacceptable World

    This game looks good there lol. As it does seems to be very fun to play there and the hazard environment and walls can also make people to strategize first before playing there like VF series lol.

  • DOA 5 Just Keep Getting Better And Better 

  • Hinataharem

    Eliot? Leon? Helena? Where are you guys?

  • Doctor Nebula

    Those Rig combos . o .

  • after watching this……..fuck tekken

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