Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate’s Nyotengu Shows Off Her Combos

By Ishaan . June 6, 2014 . 2:33pm

Team Ninja have shared a combo video for Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate’s new Nyotengu character. You can watch it below.



Nyotengu is headed to Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate in arcades first, following which she will be released for consoles as well. A western release for the character has been hinted at but not announced. Over Twitter, Team Ninja have noted that fans have been suggesting they give her a different name in the West.

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  • YT preview image: Details a long, elaborate combo
    What most people will do: Mash A

  • Takane Shijou

    She’s looking pretty fun to play as. Looking forward to when she’s released and such.

  • Kornelious

    Oh my lovely…how long must I wait for thee <3…… :P

  • Souffrir

    So, what are the odds that this character ties into Ayane’s ending for DOA2? I know it isn’t canon, but she describes herself as the nyotengu of Miyama after defeating Tengu.

    • Ixbran

      “Nyo-Tengu” literally means “Female Tengu”, Tengus are a type of demon in japanese folklore. So Ayane claiming to be a nyotengu could simply mean she think shes attained the strength on par with a tengus.

      • Souffrir

        D’you really think? :/

        The concept of a female tengu is still rare enough that for it to be referenced twice in the same series seems evidence enough to at least suspect a connection, especially considering that Kasumi’s family plays the starring role in what story DOA possesses.

        • gamebabble

          XD I was actually afraid Nyotengu would just be Evil Ayane. So glad she isn’t.

          Hopefully though that will at least mean that her and Ayane will get a special tag together. “WE are the female tengu of Mamiya!”

          (speaking of names, Mamiya wouldn’t be a bad one)

  • lozffvii

    How about ‘Aya’.
    Or ‘Shameimaru’.
    (yes, I went there)

    • Christopher Nunes

      Don’t worry… I was thinking the same thing. :)

  • CptPokerface

    She’s probably the most stylish newcomer to DOA to date, really looking forward to a western release.

    I suppose I should worry about getting the game first, however..

  • Vesperion

    Change the name? What’s wrong with Nyotengu?
    They should change it to Vega, then M.Bison

    • Ixbran

      “Nyotengu” literally means “Female Tengu”. Tengu isnt a name of a person, its the name of a type of demon in japanese folklore. It’d be like walking up to people and calling them “Human” or “Nyohuman”.

      Chances are her actual name is what she will be referred too as in her western release.

      • Skode

        Thats fighting games for ya! If one can simply call a character “Oni” or “Angel” i suppose another can call one Nyotengu.

        Still i would like a name for her as well i suppose, why not? Be daft not to given the massive spike of popularity she has had since being revealed.

  • Looks like I’ll have to pick up DOA Ultimate soon lol. If they do change her name I think something like Kazetori or Kazehana would be nice.

    Kazehana = Wind Flower
    Kazetori = Wind Bird

    • Christopher Nunes

      I vote Kazehana! Wind Flower sounds more interesting, though Kazetori is very nice as well.

      • Yeah, I like Kazehana most as well too =)

      • Land of Green Pasture

        Kazehana sounds like someone from Sekirei tho… I like it :P

  • RoyalR R.M

    Had problem with her name? Wow

  • John Hayabusa

    I wonder who is hotter: Marie Rose or Nyotengu?

    • doubleO7

      Nyotengu, no question. Regardless of her age, MR looks like a loli. Loli’s (lolies?) can be cute, that’s kinda there whole shtick, but hot? That’s venturing into some cringe-inducingly weird territory there…

  • Slayven19

    I love that black costume(the 2nd one in the vid) that looks really sexy. Of course I like all 3 of her current costumes. Hopefully she has more than 3 but I don’t really care.

    • doubleO7

      If Marie Rose and Phase-4’s releases are anything to go by, she’ll probably just have 4 defaults to start, with a themed costume pack of Santa/gym/schoolgirl/cheerleader swaps dropping at the same time.

  • Takane Shijou

    As for names, I’m totally fine with Nyowa.

  • z_merquise

    I just noticed that her other costume looked pretty sexy. (the one that started at 0:16 of the vid)

  • Victor Wesker

    Nyotengu looks like old ugly slut. Her costumes are nice, but her face very crappy. I don’t like her, but her moveset is cool and reminds me Devil Jin from Tekken.

  • Ixbran

    If I had to give her a name, I’d call her “Akaisora”, It means Red Sky, according to google translate any way.

    its stupid i know but its all i could think of at the moment.

  • monkey king

    Since nyotengu just means female tengu, why don’t they just change it to “lady tengu” if they want to change it so badly?

  • wez

    Wow! I love her!

  • SaiyanJedi_Trunks

    So sexy, so deadly…and with wings :) hahahahahaaaaa!

  • AokiShizuku

    I feel I’m watching Devil Jin’s genderbent counter part pulling combos.

    Combos look fun to pull off though.

  • TheHolypopeofgaming

    Topless costumes or GTFO

  • Crimson_Cloud

    I play with Japanese audio, so changing her name will present a bit of a problem. Anyway, khm, as a weak-willed make I’ll buy her whatever her name may be XD

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