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Kasumi Takes On Virtua Fighter’s Akira In Dead or Alive 5


Dead or Alive 5 will mark the second time that Team Ninja have included a guest character in collaboration with another developer. While Dead or Alive 4 had Nicole-458, based on the Halo series, Dead or Alive 5 will feature a playable guest appearance from Virtua Fighter’s Akira Yuki. Take a look at him below:



As of Dead or Alive 5, Team Ninja say that Akira has become a well-disciplined fighter despite his past as a hot-headed and impulsive youngster. He uses a Chinese martial art known as Bājíquán.


Dead or Alive 5 is slated for release in September on the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.

Ishaan Sahdev
Ishaan specializes in game design/sales analysis. He's the former managing editor of Siliconera and wrote the book "The Legend of Zelda - A Complete Development History". He also used to moonlight as a professional manga editor. These days, his day job has nothing to do with games, but the two inform each other nonetheless.