Dead or Alive 6 adds new fighter Diego, returning fighter Rig

Diego is a brawler who grew up in the back alleys of New York.

Dead or Alive 6

New fighter Diego and returning fighter Rig will be playable in Dead or Alive 6, publisher Koei Tecmo and developer Team Ninja announced.

Here is an overview of each fighter, via Koei Tecmo:

Diego

Known as “The Uncrowned Street Hero,” Diego makes his Dead or Alive debut boasting the raw and brutal skills of a street fighter, utilizing everything from headbutts to tackles in taking down opponents. This gritty fighter grew up in the back alleys of New York, earning money to support his ailing mother by competing in many street matches. Long rumored to be the strongest fighter in his neighborhood, he is seen by many locals as a hero as he utilizes his experience brawling in confined quarters to impact fights with a set of strong-style moves.

Rig

Joining Diego is returning taekwondo master Rig, who boasts the “Kicks of Truth and Deceit.” Rig, who originally debuted in Dead or Alive 5, is a former oil platform worker whose kick-heavy style has evolved to incorporate more acrobatic maneuvers. To kick-off their confrontation in Dead or Alive 6, the formidable brawler Rig challenges Diego in a New York alley, and the two decide the time for conversation is over; it’s time to fight!

The full roster of currently announced playable characters now include Diego, Helena Douglas, Hayate, Kasumi, Jann Lee, Rig, Ryu Hayabusa, and Zack.

Dead or Alive 6 is due out for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC in early 2019. It will be playable for the first time by the public at Evo 2018, which runs from August 3 to 4 in Las Vegas.

Watch the Diego reveal trailer and Diego vs. Rig gameplay video below. View a new set of screenshots at the gallery.

Diego Trailer

Evo 2018 Gameplay

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