Dead or Alive 5 Release Date and E3 2012 Screens/Trailers

New graphics, new online features, and new martial arts techniques to create a strong new direction for the franchise
TECMO KOEI America has announced that Dead or Alive 5, developed by Team NINJA, will be available in stores and online retailers on September 25 (North America) and September 28, 2012 (Europe), for Xbox 360 and PS3. In the game, players will once again take on the roles of the cast of Dead or Alive 5 fighters in an action-packed brawler set in various locations from around the world. The famed Dead or Alive hand-to-hand combat returns in DoA 5, supported by new 3D stages that incorporate a fresh look and feel. As a fight progresses, the dynamic backdrops will be altered and skilled fighters will be able to utilize the changing environment to their strategic advantage.
The cast of characters for Dead or Alive 5 includes notables from the Dead or Alive series and for the first time in the series' history, new fighters from other fighting titles, namely Virtua Fighter. Joining Virtua Fighter's Akira Yuki as previously announced, Sarah Bryant was today revealed by TECMO KOEI as the second new cast member from Virtua Fighter to be available at launch.
Lots of fresh screenshots and two new videos have been inserted in our download area.