Dead or Alive 5 adds Ayane, Hitomi
posted on 12.07.11 at 11:46 PM EST by (@salromano)
First two female fighters confirmed.

Following the previously confirmed Ryu Hayabusa and Hayate, Team Ninja have announced today the first two female fighters of next year’s Dead or Alive 5. Ayane, who made her first appearance in Dead or Alive, and Hitomi, who first appeared in Dead or Alive 3, have been confirmed for the fighter.

Ayane is the leader of the Hajin Mon ninja, the half-sister and cousin to Hayate and Kasumi, and is nicknamed the “Female Tengu” for her lethal fighting style. She most recently appeared in Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2.

Hitomi first entered the Dead or Alive tournament to prove her abilities to her karate master father. She is somewhat gullible, but also noble and honorable. She is skilled in the martial arts.

“After showing the evolution of DEAD OR ALIVE 5’s high quality, high energy action fighting experience it is now time to reveal what our first set of female fighters have in store for players,” said Yosuke Hayashi, Team NINJA leader. “Ayane and Hitomi retain their signature spirits while complimented by a new look that reflects amazing beauty, grace, and a strong sense of presence alongside deadly attack skills in intense combat as they take to the massively dynamic and interactive new stages that are a hallmark of this latest installment.”

Screenshots of Ayane and Hitomi can be seen at the gallery.

Dead or Alive 5 is due for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 in 2012.

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  • Kougeru

    anyone surprised? lol. kasumi will also be announced

  • DrForbidden

    Looks like the change of style in NGS3 has infected DOA5 as well. Less exposed skin, more photorealistic graphics, NO emphasis on boobs.

    Do NOT want.

    • Blaz

      @DrForbidden:
      Calm down bro, DOA will always have boob phixs…

  • Pirate King

    Wait….Why are they announcing old characters like the roster changes?! LOL! Thats no announcement! Announce NEW CHARACTERS… Not old ones… Idiots aint got any news so they’re making up irrelevant stories…

    Wait… Did that idiot say no focus on breast?! Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha~!

    Wow that’s the dumbest comment you could have made. Congrats!

    Game=Japanese=boobs. No fan service = no buy. PERIOD. Just cause you got a stick up your tail doesnt mean the rest of the world will change for you. DOA= great fighting game and breast physics. Women have breast and they giggle. Grow up. Stay in your home if you cant handle it a become hikkimori. Why dont you tell them to remove the fighting as well? I bet that’ll sell…

  • Ayane has always been my favourite DOA character, I use her pretty much by default on all of the games (yes, including DOAXBV, hehe). I knew she would be included, as will Kasumi most definately.

  • BizarreJelly

    Looks like they’re actually attempting different facial features on the girls now. No more copy and paste creepy doll faces.

  • Kkdog4Sado

    Yes! I mean it was obvious that Hitomi would be in. My favorite character in the DOA series.