Tecmo Koei and Team Ninja have detailed Dead or Alive 5‘s latest additions: playable characters Jacky Bryant, making his way to Dead or Alive from Virtua Fighter, and Ein, returning from Dead or Alive 2, and new stages “Lost World” and “Forest.”
- Jacky Bryant – known as Blue Flash in indie racing circles, is the fourth fighter to crossover from the Virtua Fighter universe. Older brother to Sarah Bryant, Jacky has resolved to take down the mysterious organization J6 who has targeted Sarah. Entering a new type of battle, Jacky will collect information to prepare for the inevitable showdown with J6. Skilled in the art of Jeet Kune Do, Jacky brings his own style to the arena with mercilessly fast chains and combos forcing opponents to stay on the defensive.
- Ein – this fan favorite makes his first return to the franchise since Dead or Alive 2. Known as “The Iron Fist with a Lost Past”, Ein was discovered deep within the Black Forest of Germany without any memory of his past. Saved by a karate master, he eventually learned his true identity as Hayate, Kasumi’s brother, and of his kidnapping by DOATEC for the purpose of human research for “Project Epsilon”. However, whether his memory has fully returned is questionable. Ein is a well-rounded fighter ideal for fighters new to Dead or Alive whose deadly karate punches send opponents flying into walls and Danger Zones.
- Lost World – high above the clouds a battle rages atop a steep vertical stone cliff against a backdrop of distant waterfalls. Fighters must take extra caution in the deceptively serene stage riddled with hazardous areas of narrow footing and massive stone pillars that result in extra damage when thrown against.
- Forest – takes fighters into the fall season in a dense forest replete with the beautiful hues of autumn foliage. Battling along a single road that gets increasing steep as it approaches the mountains, players will use elevation to gain a strategic advantage on their opponent.
View a new set of screenshots at the gallery. Watch a new gameplay video below.