The Dead or Alive series doesn’t get as much spotlight as other prominent titles like Street Fighter V or Tekken 7, but Team Ninja might be stealing the thunder at an event this weekend.
The “Battle Royal 2017” Grand Finals event of the fighting games tourney NEC18 takes place this weekend, and Team Ninja said on Twitter that fans should be sure to stick around until the Finals are over, as there will be an announcement once the prizes are given to the champions.
Keep in mind that Team Ninja only mentioned that there will be an announcement, so there’s a chance it might not even be related to Dead or Alive, but given that NEC18 is a fighting games event with tourneys for Street Fighter V, Tekken 7, Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite, and Dead or Alive 5: Last Round.
Considering that it’s a major event for Dead or Alive 5: Last Round, we’ll likely be getting some sort of Dead or Alive-related announcement by the looks of it, and given its audience it’ll likely be a fighting game rather than something for the Dead or Alive Xtreme series.
It could end up being a new expansion for Dead or Alive 5: Last Round, but Team Ninja announced in Tokyo Game Show 2017 back in September that the game’s DLC releases will end this year and that they’re preparing for the future. Team Ninja will provide streaming details for the event soon.
Dead or Alive 5: Last Round is available on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.