Dead or Alive 5 out now

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Juunen Hayaindayou!

Dead or Alive 5, the latest release of Tecmo Koei and Team Ninja’s popular fighting game series is now available in North America at retailers on Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 and will be released in European, Japanese and Australian regions within the rest of the week. Additionally, both versions will be available for purchase and download on both consoles’ online marketplaces at a later date.

Akira Yuki, Sarah Bryant and Pai Chan from SEGA’s popular Virtua Fighter franchise all guest star as fully playable characters in Dead or Alive 5, the former two of which are even included in the story mode. With this, AM2 (developers of Virtua Fighter) have helped development of the title and SEGA of Europe will help promote and distribute the title in their region.

Although he is no longer with the publisher, Tomonobu Itagaki the creator of the franchise had stated in the past that Pai and Sarah were his favorite characters from the Virtua Fighter series and that he cites the franchise as direct inspiration for Dead or Alive.

Included after the break is the title’s launch trailer.

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