Dead Or Alive 5 Ultimate Director Talks About Next-Gen Fighting Games

By Spencer . September 5, 2013 . 6:00pm


Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate is out now and it is the third version of the fighting game. Siliconera asked director Yohei Shimbori what he wants to do next with the series and how he plans to use next generation hardware.


"The Dead or Alive series has always been known for its graphics. It’s going to be important to improve upon that for next-gen. Online functionality is another feature, a chance to improve that and community activities would be another area we will focus on if we move into next generation consoles," said Shimbori.


"It’s going to be a balancing act to keep with the core players and trying to work on bringing in new players. At the moment, Dead or Alive has a low entry level that allows new players enter quite easily. One of the areas we enhanced was the tutorial mode and added the combo challenge mode. Both of these were made for entry level players to learn the basic moves, combos, and how to play the game," Shimbori added.


Team Ninja also hopes to pull in new players with Dead or Alive 5 Core Fighters, a free-to-play version of Dead or Alive 5 available for PlayStation 3.

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  • EinMugenTenshin

    Sounds good, it is always interesting to see what route they are taking. I’m especially looking forward to original stages, because the amount of visual beauty shines the most, on those creative levels, that other fighters can’t even compare to.


    I would love to see the following:
    -Aquarium stage (think of the graphics)
    -Thunderstorm stage
    -Allow characters to have opponent’s hairstyles, pieces of clothing come undone (NOT to the point of sexually exploiting them but we all know Team Ninja WILL PROBABLY do that)

  • Lucky Dan

    Well MVC3 does pretty well on the mechanics side they should use that, why invent the wheel when is not broken? Just use something which is similar and people will be able to adapt to it.

    However where is the important issues at hand like Breast sizes and Breasts Physics both men and female version…. I’m disappointed in Temco Koei for not bringing this up it makes Square Enix looks like gods in comparison at least they look after their only woman just not the game :). Like FFXIII returns and FFXIV: reborn (releasing a subscription based MMORPG with no free trials is just stupid in any sense)

  • TheHolypopeofgaming

    Don’t treat us like babies for DOA 6 next gen…. we want wardrobe Malfunctions. It gets an M Rating in the US regardless (Why I have no idea) so what’s a little nipslip gonna do?

  • Erikdayo

    Looking forward to it! Love DoA. Could use a little more variety in breast size though.. :D I mean, does everyone have to have a G cup? Most other fighters have a bit more variety in female body types. Imagine a fighter where every guy has the same body. Just doesn’t really happen.

    • leingod

      Totally agree. Love ’em petites and regular-sized girls.

    • fairysun

      I thought Hayate, Jann Lee, and Ryu Hayabusa have the same body. :P

      • Erikdayo

        Haha. Perhaps. I just meant to imply that there is generally variety in male body types in fighters. More variety in age too, generally. :D


      Speaking of cups, I was surprised to see Team Ninja give Momiji a reduction in bust size. For comparison’s sake, look at her character model in Ninja Gaiden 3: Razor’s Edge and then look at her in DOA5U.

    • ShadowDivz

      I mean, does everyone have to have a G cup?

      Is the space pope reptilian?

  • Arrngrim

    Let’s talk about DOA:X3 instead!

  • artemisthemp

    “The Dead or Alive series has always been known for its graphics.”

    Ah so Boobs is Graphics, while porn is art, I see

  • ShadowDivz

    The Dead or Alive series has always been known for its graphics.

    *puts mouse over folder
    *opens folder
    *large collection of dead or alive doujins

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