Koei Tecmo and Team Ninja Reveal Dead or Alive 6; First Main Series Entry Since 2012

Publisher Koei Tecmo and developer Team Ninja finally officially announced Dead or Alive 6.

The first main series entry since 2012’s Dead or Alive 5. the studio plans to make this entry more realistic and depict female characters in a more “natural way.” During IGN‘s hands-on experience of the title, they noticed the lack of overly-jiggly female characters’ breasts. Not only that, reportedly characters start sweating after multiple consecutive attacks.

In Dead or Alive 6, female characters’ breasts no longer jiggle and bounce in the exaggerated fashion the series became increasingly known for, and the costumes we have seen so far are less revealing. Female characters are depicted in a more natural way, which makes them feel more human and believable than before.

The way characters change during fights has become more realistic as well. Characters will start sweating after multiple attacks, make a grimace as they perform a powerful punch or kick, and even sustain visible wounds when hit by their opponents. Until now, Team Ninja has refrained from showing physical injuries on female characters, as they considered this to be something players would not want to see. However, Dead or Alive’s characters are not depicted as fragile or weak; they are fighters.

Dead or Alive 6 releases for PS4, Xbox One and PC, with more information coming on June 11. Check out the reveal trailer below.

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