Koei Tecmo Games announced Dead or Alive 6 on June 8, surprising just about everyone, since no one thought there would be another installment after the release of Dead or Alive 5 back in 2012. The reveal trailer for DOA6 was released today during E3 and it’s absolutely beautiful.
The girls are less sexualized and their boobs no longer defy gravity. The fighters get dirty and actually make facial expressions when they get hit, and they even get all bruised and bloody. It’s the most realistic DOA has ever gotten which only heightens the over-the-top campiness the franchise is known for.
I’ve been a fan of the DOA series ever since I was a child. My Mom used to have a large gaming community and used to receive things from game developers all the time back in the day. Someone sent her the original Xbox, which came with Dead or Alive 3. My younger brother and I were fascinated by the fact that the fighters could actually move around the stage freely (which other fighting games didn’t allow) and that you could actually knock your opponents out of windows and balconies. I view the changes Koei Tecmo are making as positive ones, and I’m curious about this new direction DOA is heading.
Dead or Alive 6 is expected to be released in early 2019 for Playstaion 4, Xbox One and PC.