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Dead of Alive 5 is Lookin’ Fine

Posted March 6, 2012

I loves me some Dead or Alive and after a long wait we’re finally seeing footage of fan favourites Kasumi and Ayane in DOA5 from GDC. We also see Virtua Fighter’s main Akira Yuki guest star later in the video. How exciting!

It’s interesting to see that the style has changed somewhat from Tomonobu Itagaki’s original vision. While Kasumi still have a rather ample bosom they seem somewhat toned down and so have the female characters’ anime-styled features. The eyes are much smaller and hair a tad messier. I’m assuming the plan is to slowly make their way to a more realistic looking cast. I like it though.

The camera appears to move around a lot more, switching from classic 2D view to a side angle. This could just be a stylistic vision for the video but more and more fighting games are playing around with the camera.

There is also a lot more emphasis on environmental interaction with longer than expected scenes where fighters struggle to hold ground. Perhaps there will be some button mashing moments where instead of falling into the next level you can hold on?

Are you excited for Dead or Alive 5 or more interested in Street Fighter x Tekken? Let me know in the comments!

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