Here’s How Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate’s Female Tengu Plays

By Ishaan . June 4, 2014 . 1:15pm

Following teases by Team Ninja, this week’s Famitsu magazine confirmed that Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate is indeed getting a Female Tengu (“Nyotengu”) character, and now they’ve shared a gameplay trailer for her, which you can watch below.



As reported earlier today, Nyotengu focuses on aerial movement. You can even see her flapping about in mid-air and creating gusts in the trailer above.


Nyotengu will be available in Japan later this month as part of an update.

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  • Brimfyre

    My favorite type of hairstyle.

  • fool

    oh my

    • SoundMatch

      She really Londos your Bells doesn’t she?

      • fool

        I’d send out my Unicorn

        • SoundMatch

          I’m sure you would love to NT-D her. Hopefully not NT-R. HAHA.

  • Aleksandrina


    I love everything about her. Outfit, hair, voice, moves. She’s gorgeous. While I do feel sad for those who wanted to have the old Tengu back, this is just so much better.

    • Death Metal

      You have said it, sir. Exactly what I feel about her.

      Very good new character, Team Ninja. You’re doing the right things!

    • Romancer Ecclesia

      Pretty sure all the characters broke his penis nose in DOA 2, one way or another. doubt he’d survive that onslaught :P

  • Ren Yuumei


    • KuroNathan

      chibi maid is so short she can’t even reach~

  • Kornelious

    ……..Amazing <3

  • SerRompalot

    It’s so eccentric that I kept shaking my head through the trailer xD.

    Especially the old-speak.

  • fyi1191

    Aya Shameimaru made it in. What’s next, Kappa?

  • Abysswalker90



  • AlphaSixNine


  • TheManWithPants

    Yush, more waifus.

  • Digidyne017

    DOA’s Devil Jin…now wheres my wallet….

  • Callonia


  • z_merquise

    I like this character.

    Now I’m thinking of getting DOA5 Ultimate. So all DLCs bought in vanilla work in Ultimate, right?

    • doubleO7

      Yes, you’ll have access to all the costumes you’ve already purchased.

      • z_merquise

        Good to know. Thanks.

  • laurenhiya21

    Ooo I really like her D: I’ve never DOA before but I’m a bit interested now haha (even if I know I would be god awful at it… never played a fighter other than Smash Bros ><)

    • Kayseur

      DOA is pretty easy to get into, and it’s actually not hard either to get decent (at least against a computer) if you use the challenge / combos trials mode most fighting games have overall.

      • Kamakuma

        God Mila and her bull in those combo’s…Why does she insist on pinning me on the ground and wailing on me?! I thought we were friends! t—t

      • laurenhiya21

        Well that’s good to know :) The only real reason why I haven’t played any other fighters is that some of them can look really daunting ><

        • Kayseur

          They may look daunting, but if you actually like the fighting game genre, it’s totally worth it to learn a bit about how to play one of those. That’s really where the fun comes from — from the satisfying feeling of knowing what you do instead of just mashing buttons and stuff.

          I’m hardly a pro or anything and still get beaten from all sides online in Blazblue, but when I finally gave in and learned how to control my character that’s when I fell in love with this game, and actually managed to use the reflexes I learned in other fighters as well down the line.

    • Alestaos

      If you have a 3DS DoA Dimensions does a good job in getting up to story point on the games and what character is who for what reason :)

      • laurenhiya21

        Hmm I might have to check it out then… Thanks for the info :)

  • Slayven19

    I love this character wow! But why didn’t they save her for DOA6? I guess they have enough creativity for characters when the time comes I guess, but even still this would have been a good DOA6 secret boss or something.

    • subsamuel01

      I don’t think they have any plans for DOA6 anytime soon. It took 7 years for DOA 5 to come out.

      • Slayven19

        You may be right, but I’d assume they’d be working on something for next gen

  • Raltrios

    Ara ara~

  • Black Koshinomi

    Never was fan Tengu till now ! NyoTengu here i come !

  • SerChief

    Love it!!!

  • EinMugenTenshin

    She reminds me of Bayonetta, and not in a bad way.

    • Superior Spider-Man

      What about a “bad” way?

  • Black Is a Status

    She used a Zangief from street fighter slam

  • Bob Slim

    She is so hot cant wait to get her love you team ninja

  • fairysun

    Attention posters:
    This is how you actually troll people.

    P.S. Sorry Marie!

  • makubexnas
  • ajneez


  • Kayriss Wins

    The female equivalent of Tengu? I’ll TAKE IT

  • Ixbran

    She seems like a very interesting character. I like they kept the exaggerated poses and stances Tengu had when using the Tengu-Do fighting style. I also love the music that played during the trailer <3. Though the tongue bit at the end … eeeehhh … i feel that was very unnecessary, but I guess it helps get the attention of hormone laden straight men to purchase her so w/e.

    I have a feeling she might be the next DoA character Koei chooses to put in a future Warriors Orochi game, should they ever make a WO4. Lord knows shed be able to fit right in.

  • sunK1D

    At this point I don’t know if I want DOA 6 or DOA 5 port to next-gen…

  • new_tradition

    I kind of wished she kept the mask on xD

  • roockie112

    I love DOA but they need to add more males aswell not that I got anything against the women in the game

    • Hector Velar

      they need to bring back Raidou, Shiden, Genra and Joe Musashi (Shinobi). Wonder if we can start a petition for it. I long ago posted on their Facebook to bring Momiji and Rachael among others and they brought those two. Just recently I posted about Raidou, Shiden, Genra, Joe Musashi on their FB page so I hope they listen again.

      • roockie112

        that sounds awesome

  • Hector Velar

    yup they did it again. the one game that keeps improving and improving.

  • konsama

    This character is made of so much win in every aspect.

  • David García Abril

    So, in the end is just Tengu with a female skin.

    Sorry, not impressed.

    • Ixbran

      I knew this is what was gonna happen, but no one believed me

      : P

      • David García Abril

        I gotta say, I prefer Kasumi Phase-4 any day of the week.

        A character that looks old but plays new is better than one that looks new but plays old.

        (The ideal would be a character that both plays and looks new, though)

    • Aleksandrina

      Still, she’s better than the original.

      • David García Abril

        Only because it’s a female now?

        • Aleksandrina

          Done with you. :<

          I'm a girl, and I find her a lot better than Tengu. Yes, design wise she's like 8000x better.

          • Skode

            Well said. I assume the mask can be toggled on or off… it didnt feature very much in the trailer but all in all shes a well designed character, the moveset at least nods towards the character of old and i can personally see her being very popular even if albeit a DLC character in herself.

        • Doctor Nebula

          I still have deep hatred for the Tengu boss due to the amount of times I had to fight him c:

    • Sean ‘Geg’ Reddie

      It’s annoying. The ridiculous amount of DLC for Ultimate has put me off the series and with 5 having the worst story in the series but the best gameplay, in my opinion, it sucks.

      I could put up with the fanservice, but making Tengu a girl is just stupid.

      • Aleksandrina

        No, it’s not stupid. The tengu are a species, it’s not one person. So the “Tengu” we know isn’t the only one, there are other tengus too.

        In case you need a proof:

      • Thomaz Barros

        This is my personal opinion, but i find that if the DLC is actually made after the game was released then i’m okay with it.
        In the end its a way to legthen(sp?) the longevity of the game

      • Slayven19

        How does 5 have the worst story when the other games hardly had any story at all minus endings? You people will complain about anything.

        • Sean ‘Geg’ Reddie

          They’ve all had cutscenes inbetween fights since Dead or Alive 2. Dimensions was the best with the compilation of each games stories. The point is, I didn’t like 5′s story and I can’t even remember it that well.

          I was disappointed with 5 after the amazing game that was 4. The DLC just annoys me because of how much there is and how stupidly expensive it is.

          • Hector Velar

            i dont know what you are talking about, this game is nothing but PLOT ;)

  • ZetaSiren

    I like what I see. :)

  • Ecchitori-san

    Dem melons!!

  • z_merquise

    I’m curious, I notice some old men and women in anime and video games say “wara-wara” or ending their sentence with “-ja” like this Tengu lady does.

    Does it signify anything or do old people in Japan talk like that?

    • Ixbran

      she is 1018 years old, according to the famitsu article that revealed her, so I imagine her speech pattern is meant to match the period in which she was born in. she is probably going to have a lot of out of date phrases and quotes to go along with this.

    • Zens

      Warawa (妾) is a old pronoun for “I”, same with -ja at the end of sentences.
      This is something you would hear a lot in shinto gods, other mistical creatures from japanese folklore and characters in any japanese media that is very tradicional.

    • Suicunesol

      It’s also pretty common (in anime at least) for an elderly Japanese character to have some kind of “-ja” at the end of their sentences. So the -ja is meant to signify that Tengu girl is really a senior, contrary to her appearance.

      Ymir from Queen’s Blade (who is a grandma dwarf who looks like a loli) also has this trait.

    • WhyWai

      Wow.. Very informative comments. I’m ashamed that I only looking at her breasts.

  • ndjn3979


  • Keine

    Devil Jin??

  • MrJechgo

    That’s all good and all, but… why not add Shiden already? FYI, Shiden is Kasumi’s and Hayate’s father who was last seen… in DoA: Dimensions as a secret boss, not even as a PC.

    Why not add him to the roster already? You take the Dimensions model, refine it and boom, you’re done.

    • ALfromHELLSING

      Yeah, I wish they added him too. They can make him next DLC character, so we get a male for a change. Would have been pretty cool.

      • MrJechgo

        Indeed, not because of the male/female ratio, but because he’s a potential addition that is pending since Dimensions.

        Unless he’s dead in DoA5′s story? That wasn’t the case, right?

        • ALfromHELLSING

          No, he’s not mentioned anywhere in the DoA5′s story. I guess it depends how many fans will ask for him to be in the game.

        • ThirdChildZKI

          Canonically, he’s been dead since Ryu killed him back in DOA2.


    Man, she’s awesome! Kinda reminds me of Morrigan Aensland from Darkstalkers. Way cooler than the regular Tengu. Great job Team NINJA!

    I haven’t got any of the new characters yet, I’m waiting to buy the pack with all of them in September. I’m hoping next character is a guy, someone like Rig or Ein.

  • Nitraion

    LOL DOA5 have worst storyline IMO..
    But gameplay is good while feel like bare when there is no story/boss battle in arcade mode….
    So they feel even tengu need a female version for the sake of costume DLC sales XD

  • KoRLumen


    I think I found my new favourite character.

  • AzureNova

    New favorite character confirmed lol. I love her personality and movements so much lol

  • Romancer Ecclesia

    *licks her lips*
    ooh yea. that’s what DOA is all about. them BALANCED FIGHTING MECHANICS AND INTERESTING GAMEPLAY :3

  • TerrenceEncore Jones

    I like her already!

  • Suicunesol

    I actually don’t think she looks Tenguey enough. The long-nose mask is a pretty important part of the Tengu lore. Give her some kind of mask at least to maintain that air of mystery.

    • RocKM001 .

      She wears one on her “bayonetta/all leather” outfit xD

  • aizen310

    New character and is not a Kasumi clone?


  • WhyWai


  • Göran Isacson

    No massive phallus-nose no buy. One that’s actually a part of her anatomy mind you, like the old Tengu. THAT would have been hilarious to see. Take this Tengu-pretender out of my sight!

    • Hector Velar

      i dont know what you and leingod are talking about. look carefully some costumes she does wears the mask. it can get knocked off. i guess pessimist gonna be pessimist. wonder why you guys dont use that energy when capcom, square, namco and all the pay to win mobile game crap butt r@pes you?! instead you come to crap something alot of people are excited about! good job

      • Göran Isacson

        You are a precious, frustrated gem of poor reading comprehension for all to adore, and I’m upvoting this comment just because I don’t really know what else to do with it.

  • leingod

    Hey, she says the same stuff the original Tengu did back on DOA2! She looks cool, too… even if she lacks the mask. I wish TK supported the Vita version as much as they do the others :( … that’s the only version I really play.

  • greavah

    Take my money pls.

  • SaiyanJedi_Trunks

    She’s hot and has wings. She’s a total win.

  • lozffvii


  • Rawindra

    -_-’ Teasy… But… is it me or that Tengu Lady’s JP voice sounded like Mai Shiranui?

  • Ronldbx6

    That was sick!

  • Ric Vazquez

    Yay more waifus, can’t have enough plot.

  • Vash bane

    that Marie part made me lolz

  • Chee Yang

    0:38, Devil Jin.

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