Team Ninja unveils 'Dead or Alive 6' with brutal fighting trailer

Dead or Alive is a staple fighting franchise by Koei Tecmo and Team Ninja. Just like Tekken and other such games, the series focuses on fast-paced combat in tight arenas. The original Dead or Alive launched in 1996 and has since then garnered a significant fan following. Unlike other games, these titles are mostly known for their female characters and their attire. The popularity of the franchise has led to the creation of spin-offs like Dead or Alive Xtreme Beach Volleyball which, oddly enough, was an original Xbox exclusive.

Today, the companies announced Dead or Alive 6. IGN got its hands on the reveal trailer which gives you a first look at the next-generation Dead or Alive crew as both old favorites and new characters get ready for battle. Can you spot some of the popular ones? Maybe some fighters from Ninja Gaiden?

Dead or Alive 6 features a new combo system called "Fatal Rush". This mechanic simplifies the moves so beginners can easily perform complex maneuvers. Apart from that, the "Break Gauge" is a super move bar. As expected, it slowly charges as you keep on striking your opponent. Once the Break Gauge is charged, you can either perform a "Break Blow" or "Break Hold". The Break Blow is a devastating attack while the Break Blow improves your defenses.

Hopefully Dead or Alive 6 will be a polished experience when it launches in early 2019 for Xbox One, PC, and PlayStation 4. We'll keep you posted as soon as we know more about the title or receive a character roster.

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  • Damn, it's been so long since I've gotten into a fighting game, let alone Dead or Alive I'm a little worried about the fatal rush system, but I'm interested. Though looking back at DOA5, I'm more worried about Tecmo excessively milking every tiny bit of the game.
  • "The popularity of the franchise has led to the creation of spin-offs like Dead or Alive Xtreme Beach Volleyball which, oddly enough, was an original Xbox exclusive." Not that odd--DOAXBV (fun with acronyms) came out at a time when ALL games in the franchise were Xbox exclusives. Dead or Alive 3 and Dead or Alive 2: Ultimate (a remake of the earlier title) were exclusive to the original Xbox. Dead or Alive 4 was exclusive to the Xbox 360. The contemporaneous DOAX spin-offs were similarly exclusive, as were the first two 3D Ninja Gaiden games (the good ones).
  • I'm sure we'll all be keeping abreast of how this develops.
  • I wonder what percentage of people play DOA for the fighting vs. for the characters in revealing outfits.
  • It's never mainstream, prob the reason why they need eye candies (paid clothes and spin offs for 紳士, the "gentleman" market).
  • @ 0:33. With that mass + velocity, surprised a random joe can catch Ryu.