Kicking butt? Actually I meant “kicking face”.
This week Famitsu has the exclusive first look at Team Ninja’s recently announced new Dead or Alive 5 project for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 home consoles. The game, entitled Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate, is set to be released sometime in Autumn 2013, and will feature at least one new playable character, Ninja Gaiden’s Momiji, and at least one new stage: Sky City Tokyo.
Stage: Sky City Tokyo
Set in a high-rise building’s rooftop garden in futuristic Tokyo, the Sky City Tokyo stage is inspired by the Ninja Gaiden series’s design motif. This stage will feature “dynamic attractions”, which for those of you who didn’t play DOA5, basically means you’ll be able to knock your opponent around to various parts of the stage.
One of the dynamic attraction gimmicks in this stage involves a gigantic Buddha statue in the background that’s so big that it doesn’t fit within the confines of the game camera – so you might not actually notice its presence until somebody sends you flying towards it with a Power Blow.
Want to see how Momiji or the new stage plays like? Team Ninja has said that they’re currently working on a new trailer for the game, so it may not be too long before we get a glimpse of it online.