New Dead or Alive 5 footage introduces… Virtua Fighter’s Akira?

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Dead or Alive 5 Akira

It’s been over six years since Dead or Alive 4 was released on Xbox 360 so another entry in the series seems long overdue. Dead or Alive 5 promises to take the destructible arenas from past DOA titles to a whole new level and will feature familiar fighters such as Ayane and Kasumi as well as a couple of new faces.

The latest DOA5 gameplay footage introduces us to one of these new characters, and weirdly enough he’s the one and only Akira Yuki from rival fighting franchise Virtua Fighter.

Take a look below (Akira appears at the 1:04 mark):

Dead or Alive 5 will be released for PS3 and Xbox 360 during the fourth quarter of this year. You can get some hands-on time with the game later this month courtesy of a demo bundled in with Ninja Gaiden 3.

We’ll keep you posted as more new additions to DOA5’s character roster are announced.

Source: Siliconera

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