Yohei Shimbori, Director of Dead or Alive 6, was on stage for 45 minutes to show off an updated version of DOA6 to launch Team NINJA's TGS Schedule.
We enjoyed some hands on gameplay of the new characters announced in the release date trailer. Ayane, Marie Rose, Honoka and Bayman have all been shown, and their entries have been added to the official Dead or Alive 6 website. The website is a good compilation of what Team NINJA has announced so far and offers hints and clues to the direction of the game from story mode, character biographies and features.
The demonstration confirmed that the Lost Paradise stage is indeed the DOAX2 version of Zack Island, now inhabited by dinosaurs. As mentioned in our reveal story...
Before TGS begins, Team NINJA decides to keep the hype train rolling steadily on the tracks with a 2/15/2019 release date, new character reveals, a new stage and pre-order selections that also reveal characters coming to Dead or Alive 6. The release date trailer also gives us an idea of what they intend to do with the story, and that it will be a prominent feature of the final product. According to the Tokyo Game Show schedule, this is not the special TGS trailer that will be shown during the tournament in Japan.
Team NINJA opens the video with what is speculated to be a heavily guarded MIST operation. Ayane is introduced for the first time in DOA6 infiltrating the area in a beautiful combat suit; likely looking to rescue her half-brother, Hayate, or searching for his whereabouts. Marie Rose is then introduced right after the Team NINJA logo is shown, and in the next scene we see Honoka...
Koei Tecmo released their schedule for TGS, and it looks to be another strong, informative showing from Team NINJA. The annual Tokyo Game Show is happening September 20th-23rd, and Dead or Alive 6 will be a featured game nearly every day of the event. There have been a number of years where TGS has revealed very little to us, but it would seem Team NINJA is more transparent and open with DOA6 than any previous title, and this makes better news leading up to the release.
Yohei Shimbori will open the show on the 20th with a 45-minute overview of Dead or Alive 6. He will show an updated game here and follow up with any community questions that players could have left. Shimbori is definitely in touch with what the fighters like, and this will be an excellent platform to educate us on the progress of DOA6. Anyone that would like more information on gameplay will likely enjoy this stream.
DOA does not have announcements on the 21st, but...
The Dead or Alive 5: Last Round tournament at Summer Jam was a complete event with a surprise IRL stream from @Dragon Ninja, incredible matches from everyone in attendance, and a big win for @Bboy Dragon. @Ichiron47 came close to winning SJ, and successfully reset the Grand Final, but Bboy's sheer aggression was too much You can view Dragon's stream in several different parts via his Twitch channel.
Welcome to This Week at FSD, a new highlight story each week that will be dedicated to the activities of the community and Team NINJA news. For those that would like to catch up with everything going on at once, see this as your Sunday paper. This week, FSD dissects the Gamescom build, community contributions and some news pertaining to Summer Jam XII this weekend.
I think after NICO, it's time Team Ninja make "Different Styles" of female archetypes. I know they couldn't help themselves, but its time to see more personality in DOA imo. I'm good for the lolis and clones but we need a mix up.
After a while of SC struggle, I think I found my temporarily main in Seong Mi-Na. Unless I do better with someone else & until Hwang comes through. 1st female main since Sarah in VF and possibly 1st non-rushdown character main (Might be wrong). Gonna be fun.