During Tokyo Game Show 2018, Koei Tecmo revealed new details and screenshots for Dead or Alive 6 focusing around the recently confirmed returning characters Ayane, Marie Rose, Honoka, and Bayman. Koei Temco also took this opportunity to showcase a brand-stage called "Lost Paradise".
First fighter returning to the fray is Ayane. Ordered to hunt down her half-sister, Kasumi, Ayane’s Mugen Tenshin Hajinmon style of Ninjutsu is as fierce as it gets. Dubbed “The Killer Kunoichi,” Ayane’s ever-changing moves are polished to the point that her opponents have a hard time seeing what is coming next. Forced to live in the shadows, she attempts to fight through her conflicted feelings toward her half-sister, while also fighting her way to the top of the tournament.
The second combatant marking her return is Swedish martial artist, Marie Rose. Marie, known as “The Wicked Lil’ Servant,” boasts a Russian military style emphasizing the constant fluidity of movement, enabling the fighter to utilize her small frame to her advantage, outmaneuvering enemies with a variety of tricky moves while turning her opponent’s attacks against them.
Next up is the “Super-Secret Fighter Chick” known as Honoka. This 18-year-old fan of professional wrestling and martial arts movies invented her own fighting style known as Honoka Fu; an art where she combines her favorite moves from fighters she has observed. While in her Hissatsu-no-Kamae stance, she is imbued with unbelievable strength, making her capable of delivering attacks the likes even she has never seen before as her right hand emits a mysterious glow.
The final fighter re-entering the arena is the former professional assassin, Bayman. Known as “The Man Who Overcame Death,” Bayman stands inside the ring with the same kind of coldhearted professionalism that made him such a successful mercenary thanks to his devastatingly-dangerous skills in Combat Sambo.
As for the newly-revealed stage, "Lost Paradise" is a magnificent jungle is mixed with the decaying remains of man-made constructions, with some surprising secrets popping out of all corners. Collide with the extremely large eggs and you will not only disturb whatever’s inside but also alert their mother – a giant Pteranodon who will swoop in for the attack. But that’s not the only danger lurking, as the fence separating the fighters from the jungle is sparked with electricity. Fall to the bottom level and a Tyrannosaurus awaits, ready to rip into anyone within biting distance.
Dead or Alive 6 launches on the 15th of February on PS4, Xbox One and PC.