Virtua Fighter's Akira Yuki Joins Dead Or Alive 5 Roster

By Colin Tan on March 5, 2012, 4:09PM EST

A new challenger approaches the Dead or Alive 5 arena! Tecmo Koei have revealed in its latest vignette that Akira Yuki of Virtua Fighter fame will be joining the roster of playable fighters in the upcoming fighting game.

"Gamers will have an opportunity to enjoy an unforgettable battle with an esteemed competitor in Akira Yuki set in the Dead or Alive environment," said head ninja Yosuke Hayashi. "This year will prove to be an amazing one for our loyal fighting fans as we are delivering a fantastic fighting game that can only been experienced in Dead or Alive 5."

The vignette showcases the dynamic gameplay, and level design. Set on a wooden raft, its supports will fall apart the longer the battle continues, opening the stage to a new level of intensity. Watch all the action in the video below.

Dead or Alive 5 is slated for a late 2012 release on PS3 and Xbox 360.

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