Dead or Alive 6 counters with this combat and features trailer

If you’ve been gaming for many a year now you’ll be well aware that Tecmo has been developing games since the 80s. It’s just that they don’t release games on a frequent basis and generally put all their focus on a particular series. The two standout games of recent times are Ninja Gaiden and Dead or Alive, with Ryu Hayabusa appearing as the iconic Ninja in each series. Dead or Alive 5 was a huge success for Tecmo and they’re preparing themselves for the next instalment by introducing two new characters and a reminder of what makes this fighter so unique.

Some players had access to the beta over the weekend, but those who missed out can get a look at the below trailer showing off the various features that can be expected in Dead or Alive 6. Tecmo is quick to remind you that Dead or Alive 5 was downloaded over 12 million times, followed by a demonstration of their triangle system (strikes beats throws, throws beats holds, holds beats strikes), the basis that the series is renowned for. Any longtime Dead or Alive player will be aware that a good defense can lead to a great offensive attack, by timing a good counter to get going with a combo that leads to a lot of pain with the various interactive levels. Expect more of that.

Story mode returns yet again and introduces two new characters, NiCO the lightning technomancer and Diego the uncrowned street hero. The big money spinner came in the form of clothing DLC for the series and it will be returning so you can customise your favourite character to your heart’s content. There is a whole lot more to it, detailed in the below video.

Dead or Alive 6 launches on 1 March for PC, PS4 and Xbox One.

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