Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate’s New Power Launcher Move In Action

By Ishaan . July 25, 2013 . 4:50pm

As we reported last month, Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate has a new move called the Power Launcher. The Power Launcher can be used under the same circumstances as a Power Blow, and it launches your opponent high into the air, as demonstrated below:



Team Ninja say on the game’s website that Power Blows are an easy way for novice players to dish out damage, while Power Launchers are meant for advanced players that want to follow up with a combo for even more damage than Power Blows allow.


Like Power Blows,Power Launchers can be used only once per round when your character’s health falls below 50%. When it connects, the opponent will be launched into the air, higher than usual, and you’ll be able to juggle them for damage until they fall to the ground.


Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate is scheduled for release this September.

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  • Basically sounds like DOA’s version of Special Attacks like Tekken Revolution?

    • Tee Niitris

      Not exactly. The specials in Tekken Revolution are attacks with high priority and quick start-up. They kind of work like a dragon punch (I guess it’s experimenting for TxSF). They’re pretty easy to spam too; fortunately, they’re easy to punish

      The power blow and launchers are “super moves” designed to where the attacker has an opportunity to take a huge chunk of health at once (whether it be through one hit or a launcher into a damaging combo)

      I like the new power launcher. It has surprisingly quick start-up, and assuming they cannot be countered, is a good way to setup guaranteed offense (which DoA could use more of).

      • If you combo into a critical burst, you can follow it up with either a power blow/launcher guaranteed… then follow up with a juggle if you choose the launcher path. I’m really excited to see the kind of combos that can come out if this.

      • I see. Thanks for explaining instead of downvoting…

        • zaidandzhadow

          No you also deseved downvoting for state it like mostly a fact

          • Mostly like a fact?
            Did you not see the question mark at the end?
            Do you see this one?

      • $7573679

        There is a lot of guaranteed damage in the game if you look for it though. You have unholdable sit down stuns, throw punish, environmental usage, launch at initial hit, ground bounce, force techs and so on.

        Then you have the “read wrong and die” scenarios, where stuns and frame advantage comes into the picture. Sure, it may not always be guaranteed, but the potential for extra damage when they guess wrong weighs up for it not being guaranteed. And if they actually manage to read it, then you’ve simply been outplayed, and complaining that this is not street fighter will be looked strange upon. ;-)

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  • FitzpatrickPhillips

    Best part of the vid was that ass.

    • ShawnOtakuSomething

      What ass? the whole video showed child abuse

      • $7573679

        For those who did not get the joke (the downvoters), Tina (the girl) is Bass’ (Mr. Strong) daughter. So he kicking her butt could be viewed as child abuse.

        • ShawnOtakuSomething

          someone gets it >:}

        • zaidandzhadow

          That’s what happens when people comments or votes in subjects they don’t know a shit about

    • Slayven19

      Ass in there wasn’t enough of it being that the vid was only 10 seconds at the most.

  • karasuKumo

    That was quite the flip.

  • Erikdayo

    Looking forward to this. I am wondering whether the full game will also be available for download. I don’t really want the free-to-play/buy everything individually version as it’ll be more expensive in the end. May have to just pre-order the physical copy for $40! Not a bad deal.

    • doubleO7

      I believe there will be a full game download, in addition to the FTP version.

  • Malon

    It doesn’t look natural at all. Quite disappointed with the visual effect of this new move.

  • KuroNathan

    in related videos I saw a naked girl with censor bars, I know DoA is a legitimate fighting game with advanced play tactics and moves but I just can’t bring myself to play it.

    • ShawnOtakuSomething

      its a DOABEV mod

    • doubleO7

      Yeah, there no nudity in this game, its a mod. That video in particular though was just a collection of trailers. That image wasn’t even in the video, they just used it to get more people to click on their video. Shame on them.

    • XNAlara can make a lot of things happen, lol. You know, you can find similar mods done to most other fighting games out there too you know, lol. I’ve stumbled across preview pics on youtube that used pics of nude SF4 mods too.

  • The charge seems shorter than the power blow, which probably means that the power blow is going to become redundant since its really hard to make enough time to connect the attack so a launcher seems a safer bet regardless of the skill level of the player.

    The heavy restrictions on the moves also seem rather redundant. Why only one per round? They aren’t game changers like the ultra moves in SSFIV

  • Andrew H.

    That’s a lot of flips for a toss lol

    Looks kinda weird.

    • Linhua

      … I kind of agree… lol.

      … reminds me of those spinny sprites BlazBlue got in one of their updates where the character bounces off the wall or something and they’re spinning JUST like that.

      … looked funny also.

      • Andrew H.

        Yep.. makes them look like some rag doll like.

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  • Vash bane

    juggles… Im going to suck at this game more now lol

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