The latest Dead or Alive 5 developer diary focuses design challenges, specifically the importance of redesigning Kasumi and implementing Virtua Fighter characters. Sega provided the key animations for Sarah and Akira, which Team Ninja had to adjust in order to fit them into the DOA framework.
From the Reinvention of the Beloved Kasumi to Surprising Sources of Inspiration Behind Character Development, Even More Is Revealed in the Second Development Diary for DEAD OR ALIVE 5
BURLINGAME, Calif. – AUGUST 28, 2012 – Team NINJA today released the second episode of their multi-part video developer dairy series, "Fighter Chronicles," revealing how the renowned development studio has poured its passion in to the evolution of the beloved Dead or Alive series. In this episode, Team NINJA shares their secrets behind the reinvention of the fan-favorite heroine Kasumi, along with intriguing insights into how they brought the entire cast of DEAD OR ALIVE 5 to life for this new generation of gamers. The "Fighter Chronicles" series will help to countdown the highly anticipated release of DEAD OR ALIVE 5 on September 25th. DEAD OR ALIVE 5 is developed by Team NINJA and will be published by TECMO KOEI America for the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system and Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft.
DEAD OR ALIVE 5 incorporates a wealth of martial arts fighting techniques into its distinctive fighting style to create a captivating new generation of DEAD OR ALIVE combat. Players will once again take on the roles of the legendary cast of DOA fighters in an action-packed brawler set in visually striking locations from around the world. The famed DEAD OR ALIVE hand-to-hand combat unfolds in new 3D stages that dynamically change as the fight progresses. The game's sterling cast includes not only stars from the DOA series but also select fighters from the iconic Virtua Fighter series.
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About TECMO KOEI AMERICA CORP:
TECMO KOEI AMERICA CORP. is a publisher of interactive entertainment software for current generation consoles, handhelds and digital download content based in Burlingame, California. The company is a wholly owned subsidiary of TECMO KOEI HOLDINGS CO., LTD., headquartered in Yokohama, Japan. TECMO is best known for the Dead or Alive®, Ninja Gaiden®, Tecmo Bowl®, and Fatal Frame® series. KOEI is best known for its Dynasty Warriors® and Samurai Warriors® franchises. On April 1, 2009, TECMO KOEI HOLDINGS CO., LTD was established as a result of the TECMO, LTD. and KOEI Co., Ltd. merger.
Akira, Sarah characters c SEGA. Virtua Fighter is either a registered trademark or trademark of SEGA Corporation.