Watch Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate’s Top Developers Battle It Out

By Ishaan . August 24, 2013 . 12:30pm

Now that Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate is close to release, things have slowed down on the development side, and Team Ninja held an internal tournament as a relaxing break of sorts for their development team. Below is a match featuring GAKU (as Hitomi), in charge of game balance, and Shimbori (as Leifang), the director of DOA5U:



Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate is slated for release in September for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. Tecmo Koei recently shared that the game will feature 231 costumes to unlock, among other new features.

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  • 하세요

    That Shoryuken finish.

  • ndjn3979

    I wish there was a fighting game with motion engine that combines DOA’s fluidity, Tekken’s impact, and VF’s physics.

    • d19xx

      and Clay Fighter’s graphics.

    • TheHolypopeofgaming

      I’d rather have DOA’s Physics if you catch my drift

    • Kaitsu

      Or we can defy gravity with Rival Schools.

    • Lynx

      Stop that.

      You’re making me want things I know I can’t have.

  • Malon

    Grand Style!

    Can’t wait to play with old DoA’s OSTs, the lack of “good” music really bothered me in Dead or Alive 5.
    I’m not saying they were BAD, but there wasn’t enough variety because you always had to listen to the SAME music on THIS stage.

  • Vash bane

    lol I cant even do half the stuff these guys do and I suck at counters :/

    did she just “gaw” after the upper cut?

    • doubleO7

      Yeah, Hitomi got a new taunt.

    • $7573679

      She “Rawr”, like urban dictionary’s “RAWR! I am a lion, fear me!” ;-)

  • Slayven19

    Not long now :).

  • DarthSithZero

    To me this game success in two aspects Gameplay and Fanservice, but fails at so many DLC’s.

    • Guest

      I agree. So much DLC is such a shame, and there’s more to come for 5 Ultimate.

    • $7573679

      They need to make money somehow though. The standard version is now so cheap that I don’t get it why people are complaining. In a way the “rich people/hardcore fans” that buy the DLC subsidize a better game for the future for everybody, so everyone wins.

  • Linhua

    … saw a couple of strange 2 piece/3 piece moves Hitomi had there and one of them kinda looked funny… like one of Brad’s moves.

    … I love her Shouryuken though.

  • サレム

    They added a new taunt for hitomi saying GAO~

    • $7573679

      It’s more like “Rawr!” It is a reference to her scene with Eliot where she imitates a tiger to friendly scare him. =)

  • Hound

    This is pretty great. Being able to see the director and the person in charge of game balance play each other.

    My interest in DoA is renewed quite a bit thanks to their showmanship.

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