Dead or Alive 5 Pro Footage Featuring Brad Wong vs. Eliot

By Ishaan . August 19, 2012 . 10:30am

Team Ninja have released more test footage of Dead or Alive 5, this time with the game being played by high-level pro players. Director, Yohei Shimbori, shared the following video, along with a summary that you can watch below:



Brad Wong uses Drunken Fist kung fu. It’s a tricky style that uses unexpected and confusing moves. For DOA5, we put in a new stance: the handstand. Brad can transition into a handstand from a variety of moves, and once in that stance, not only can he do normal strikes, when he lies down with his head to the opponent and launches the opponent with K, he will do a handstand and can followup with an air throw. And of course he still has his standard stances like lying down, back-turned, and dokuritsu-ho (standing on one leg). Working all his unusual moves into a fight makes just watching the fight a lot of fun.


Eliot has been practicing his Xing Yi Quan. His new move Sunsho doesn’t have good reach or any followups, but with a 9-frame startup, it’s really useful for getting into an opponent. He also learned a 10-hit combo moved called Gogyo-Renkan-Ken, designed to be like a real martial arts form (kata). In the footage, it looks like Eliot can easily launch people with Choryo, but it’s actually really hard to do. Pulling it off like this is the footage—that’s how a pro plays!


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

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  • Suicunesol

    This Eliot looks a little too old to be able to pull off the boyish voice.

  • Claire Oga

    Holy ****! Eliot’s combos are sick XD

  • Anime10121

    Elliot looks MUCH better here than he was in DOA4, although that could just be cuz a pro’s playin as him instead of me :P

  • rinalicat

    Dude, I love drunken fist now! It looks awesome!!

  • andref

    Looks a bit odd for Brad to be pulling off handstands but maybe I’ll try mastering him again though I’ll probably end up resorting to mostly ground attacks since they work well against quite a few opponents. Eliot looks nice but it’s hard to play as him when his reach is low so I’ll be on the fence when it comes to playing as Eliot

  • Peeka Chu

    I honestly didn’t know that this game had men in it.  For real.  Is that a new addition to the series?  All that I can recall of DoA are various softcore bikini pics plastered all over gaming-related sites.  Might check it out, as it reminds me of Virtua Fighter.  Wait, do the men do sexy-time poses on the beach too?  It would be unfair if they didn’t.  

    • doubleO7

      Theres always been men, they just tend to show off the women more in the advertising. Hayabusa (from Ninja Gaiden), Hayate, Bass, Bayman, Zack, Eliot, Wong, and afew others whose names I’m forgetting. DOA5 will also have Akira from VF, and another new male character.

      Unfortunately the men don’t do sexy poses. IIRC Zack was the only male who showed up in the Beach Volleyball games, because he owned the island the girls were vacationing on, but he wasn’t playable and you only saw him afew times.

    • Hinataharem

      There is more men in DoA than women.

  • Crimson_Cloud

    High-level pro? Eliot player was mostly trying to do the same pattern of attacks in order to win. I dislike that. I love when matches use more verity and players strive mostly to have fun as well, not just to win at all costs.

  • Something missing…torn cloth feature…

  • the stage… it’s called tu lou, 

  • FB

    DOA5: Everyone has Air Throws.

  • Angeru_Lito

    Is it me or the game looks like is running at something below 30 FPS?

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