Dead or Alive 5
DEAD OR ALIVE 6 is fast-paced 3D fighting game, produced by Koei Tecmo Games, featuring stunning graphics and multi-tiered stages that create a truly entertaining competitive experience.
The DEAD OR ALIVE is a AAA fighting game series produced by Koei Tecmo Games' Team NINJA.
Composed of fast-paced 3D fighting games that began with the original DEAD OR ALIVE arcade game in 1996, and have since appeared on a multitude of consoles and arcade machines around the world.
In DEAD OR ALIVE 6, the world of DOA is brought back more vibrant than ever, featuring both enhanced visuals and an updated combat systems, aimed to provide the highest possible level of new fighting entertainment.
Focusing more now on the action combat and storyline and having 24 playable and customizable characters to choose from.

Price: US$53.99 (Black Friday PS4SG$35)
Release: 25 September 2012
Developer: Team Ninja, Sega AM2
Publisher: Koei Tecmo
Platform: Playstation 3, PS Vita, Xbox 360, Windows(Steam)
Genre: PvP Action
Mode: Single Player / Tag Tournament

Two years after the destruction of the TriTower, headquarters and symbol of DOATEC...
Helena Douglas has begun the task of rebuilding DOATEC, this time with the aim of using its technology for peaceful ends. She has ordered the dissolution of the Biotechnology Division, the indefinite suspension of the Military Division's Projects Alpha, Epsilon and Omega, and the expulsion of all members of the Donovan faction from DOATEC's offices around the world.
Now in the same position once held by her father, DOATEC founder Fame Douglas, Helena has announced that she intends to hold the fifth Dead or Alive tournament, to show the world the principles and philosophies upholding the new DOATEC.

After her brother Hayate was almost killed by Raidou, a crazed ninja who had been expelled from the village, Kasumi took over as the eighteenth head of the Mugen Tenshin Clan. But in her breast burned only the flames of vengeance - she longed for revenge on the man who had taken her kind and strong brother from her, and who had stolen the village's greatest treasure.

Knowing that any ninja leaving the village was considered a traitor and would be punished with death, Kasumi nevertheless snuck out in pursuit of her adversary, eventually finding herself at the Dead or Alive fighting tournament.

Under the watchful gaze of her half-sister Ayane, sent to secretly follow her, Kasumi defeated Raidou. But no sooner did she claim victory than a mighty explosion ripped Raidou's body to shreds, leaving Kasumi herself nowhere to be seen...

Following the tournament's conclusion, it was revealed that its main sponsor Fame Douglas had been assassinated. The various participants went their separate ways, as the whole event became shrouded in a veil of mystery and uncertainty.

with a new battle sequence, DOA5 introduces the triangle system that allows you to counter a strike, throw and hold accordingly.
Strikes beat throws, throws beat holds, and holds beat strikes. When you land an attack of one type that beats another type, like landing a strike when an opponent tries to throw, that attack becomes a Hi Counter attack and does even more damage.

Game Play
Following the tradition, fights in DEAD OR ALIVE 5 are based on a triangle system: strikes beat throws, throws beat holds, and holds beat strikes.
Landing a well-timed attack of the type that beats your opponent’s attack, like landing a strike when an opponent tries to throw, will result in a Hi Counter attack and do more damage.
Dead or Alive fights are more than just strikes and throws. You have to know how to use holds too. Right when your opponent throws a strike, do a hold to deflect it and attack them back for a lot of damage in one move.

Tag Throws

All Character Lost Pose

These are special regions found in most stages that cause heavy damage when a fighter gets knocked into them. Danger Zones can range from basic walls to blockbuster explosions and careening cars. Some stages also have Danger Zones within the floors as well.

Two fighters battle it out as the walls around them crumble, generators explode, and entire buildings collapse beneath their feet! In Dead or Alive, you don’t just watch the blockbuster action, you cause it. Use the new Power Blow move to knock your opponent into the series’ signature Danger Zones to cause major damage and mayhem!

Some stages have separate upper and lower levels. You can knock an opponent over the edge, but if your opponent grabs onto the stage at the last second, there will be a playable action sequence between you: the Cliffhanger. If successful with the attack, you will inflict even more damage on your opponent.

You can use powerful moves that lets you set a direction to blow your opponent away.
Once the Power Blow hits, aim the camera left or right with the directional buttons/directional pad, then send your opponent flying!
Do you knock them into a Danger Zone for certain damage, or do you send them off a cliff to try for even more damage - and risk doing none?

You can put the enemy into a Critical Stun state. Characters in this state are unable to block, but can still perform holds. Watch your opponent's movements carefully and follow up your attacks while avoiding their holds.

If you strike your opponent while they are in a Critical Stun state, you can prolong the amount of time they remain stunned. Although you can attack with various moves, there is a limit to the damage that can be inflicted by Critical Combos. Once that limit is reached, you will not be able to land any additional attacks.

If you land a specific strike that takes you over the damage limit of a Critical Combo, then you can cause a Critical Burst. This will leave your opponent completely defenseless, so it's the perfect chance to land juggling combos, Power Blows and other high-impact moves.

Within Watch Mode, not only can you watch matches between computer-controlled opponents or replays of your own matches, but you can also take photographs during the match from a position and angle of your choosing with a fully controllable camera.
Photographs you take can be viewed later in the Album Mode.

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Date: 25-Sep-12