By Sato . November 14, 2013 . 9:15pm
The updated arcade version of Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate will be getting a new character by the name of Marie Rose, who happens to be gothic lolita girl… from Sweden. Don’t let her cute looks deceive you, as she uses a deadly fighting style, according to a Famitsu report.
Contrary to Marie’s petite appearance, she actually fights using a military martial arts style called “Systema”. She is shown with a devilish smile, but behind it, lies a secret that has yet to be revealed.
Her occupation is, fittingly, that of a maid. Her favorite food is Princess Cake, a traditional Swedish cake that consists of layers of jam and cream. Her hobbies include sewing and watching scary movies.
What makes her fighting style unique is that it not originates from the Russian military, but it has no particular fixed stances or postures, unlike most martial arts. This allows her to fight using versatile movements.
In addition to having attack nullifying moves for counters, she’ll also have several other tricky moves up her sleeves, utilizing her petite body to her advantage.
The above is a look at Marie Rose’s stage, which is situated outside a castle. The left image shows the balcony, where you can beat your opponents and knock them down for extra damage, taking them to the stage shown to the right. The bottom floor is spacious, so that’ll give you plenty of room to exercise your tricky moves with Marie.
Tecmo Koei will be holding location tests featuring Marie Rose starting on November 16 up until December 15 at various arcade centers across Japan. The updated arcade game will be coming out this winter, in Japan. You can watch a trailer for it below.