DOA6 Diego and Rig Joins the DOA6 Roster!

EVO 2018 is a few days away, and it seems that Team Ninja prepared a brand new trailer for Dead or Alive 6, featuring the return of Rig from Dead or Alive 5, and the latest newcomer to the DOA roster, Diego.


Nicknamed the "Uncrowned Street Hero", Diego has more of a Brawler fighting style, specializing in headbutts and curb-stomping his opponents. His appearance has a similar vibe to the likes of Miguel from the Tekken series.

Rig needs no introduction. Known as the "Fighter Without a Past", Rig retained his stances and his pressure game that we all know and love, along with a few new moves as well. If you remember in DOA5, Rig was responsible for restarting Project Epsilon, as well as serving for M.I.S.T. under Victor Donovan.

In addition to the announcement, IGN provided a gameplay video of Rig and Diego, along with the rest of the cast. It seems that the meter system has been touched in the latest build since there's now two bars of meter instead of one like the E3 build. Break Holds now cost one bar of meter, whereas Break Blows cost a full two bars.


What do you guys think of Diego? Sound off at the comments below!
 

KnacKrover

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Leon
#2
For the first time I see new fighter, at first I thought this guy looks good but brawn not until his nationality its say USA only instead -half Latino whatever that are TN really actually open to new audience with new 1 male and 1 female fighter which is ok?
 

XZero264

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Leon
#3
Oh my goodness the characters changes are enough to get me really excited. Glad to see Diego and I can't wait to give him a try.
New Rig strings, oh my GAWD the Hayate teleports are going to be insane and make him so much more technical to use, Zack lost a force tech (sorry Zack players), but the big thing I noticed is the ability to bound a mid air opponent instead of having what would normally be knockdowns (Rig's new string and Helena performs it in her clip as well).
That's going to be a big deal in itself.
 
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Derock

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Kasumi
#4
All I can say is this: since Diego is a Latino-American, he's gotta be either Puerto Rican, Dominican, or Cuban descendant. But I'm willing to bet he has Brazilian roots, judging from the hairstyle.
 

KasumiLover

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Kasumi
#5
He's boring as fuck imo. He looks like a mix of Miguel from Tekken, Brad Burns from VF and Travis Touchdown. He was pretty much designed to appeal to the audience DOA6 is shooting more for which is fine but he's not my taste. Hopefully the new girl will be more colorful design wise since Diego doesn't exactly hype me up
 

Onryoki

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I’m very excited for this character and he’s definitely main character material for me. I love characters that are/fight viciously without mercy. On top of that he looks good and is a Latino, and you all know how much I love latino’s ❤️. I am very excited and can’t wait to try him out!
 
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d3v

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Christie
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#11
Meter build seems to be slower in this build as well, at least based on the footage shown. Previous builds seemed to build a full bar much faster.

If I were to make a guess, with the new two stock meter, building one stock (50%) now takes about as long as it took to build a full bar in the E3 build.
 
#12
I like him. I'm glad we have a new character with a believable fighting style without magic or levitation and without an over the top design, it's kinda rare these days. I hope the rest of the new characters will be like this too.
And he's hot <3 !
 

Leifang12

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#13
Not very excited for Diego ! The whole trailer left me kinda underwhelmed !! Rig's old horrible costume and a mediocre looking character. I really dislike the whole Streetfight environment in general ! It's not DOA in my mind! It seems too "human" ! I want more fantastical environments and more interesting outfits and not so "generic" looking ! Even if they were trying to make a 21st century sexy man for the game, I feel like they failed terribly. Look at Chris Pine or Chris Hemsworth and that's the type of man I would like to look at ! More of a suit type guy with a well groomed beard and a cool unique fighting style. !
 

NewWestFan

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Lisa
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#14
Not very excited for Diego ! The whole trailer left me kinda underwhelmed !! Rig's old horrible costume and a mediocre looking character. I really dislike the whole Streetfight environment in general ! It's not DOA in my mind! It seems too "human" ! I want more fantastical environments and more interesting outfits and not so "generic" looking ! Even if they were trying to make a 21st century sexy man for the game, I feel like they failed terribly. Look at Chris Pine or Chris Hemsworth and that's the type of man I would like to look at ! More of a suit type guy with a well groomed beard and a cool unique fighting style. !
I agree. I would love a Male fighter that maybe isnt a martial artist, but has so much speed and strength that it doesnt matter. An unorthodox powerful striker with an intimidating presence and a clean sharp look with a neatly trimmed yet thick full beard. It would be sick if he had a warm and professional personality with just a touch of smug self confidence in his abilities, and even more bonus points for not being involved in the DOATEC Mugen Tenshin drama.
 
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Leifang12

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#15
I agree. I would love a Male fighter that maybe isnt a martial artist, but has so much speed and strength that it doesnt matter. An unorthodox powerful striker with an intimidating presence and a clean sharp look with a nearly trimmed yet thick full beard. It would be sick if he had a warm and professional personality with just a touch of smug self confidence in his abilities, and even more bonus points for not being involved in the DOATEC Mugen Tenshin drama.
Yes thank you !!! This is exactly what I was imagining for a new DOA character! But I guess I have to settle for Diego
 

KwonJigglypuff

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#16
He's dressed as a Colombian flag, so he'll always be from Colombia in my heart.
Not a design I would have suggested for an original latino character, but he is still very much welcomed in DOA. Hope he fills some comedy trope now that Zack is serious. He already seem like the parody of a macho latino with a sweet heart, with a secret Ricky Martin vibe. A benevolent beefcake like we love.
 

KwonJigglypuff

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#18
Diego grew up on the back streets of New York. He began fighting in street competitions to earn money and support his sick mother, and has continued to do so ever since. Being rumored to be the strongest fighter in his neighborhood, he is seen as a sort of hero by many children there. Though he appears to be very distrusting and indifferent towards the world outside, perhaps...

Nationality : USA
Age : 26
Blood Type : O
Height/Weight : 178cm/76kg
Occupation : Street Fighter
Favorite food or drink : Tacos
Hobby : Football (soccer)

https://teamninja-studio.com/doa6/us/chara_diego.html
 

PhoenixVFIRE

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#19
they had no business making diego hot but they did... my only grip is that his style seems a bit boring... i'll play him nonetheless tho.

I hope the new girl brings in a new interesting style, preferably another chinese martial art.

Also, Rig's hood coming down when he got hit? yes.
 
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Leifang

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EVO 2018 is a few days away, and it seems that Team Ninja prepared a brand new trailer for Dead or Alive 6, featuring the return of Rig from Dead or Alive 5, and the latest newcomer to the DOA roster, Diego.


Nicknamed the "Uncrowned Street Hero", Diego has more of a Brawler fighting style, specializing in headbutts and curb-stomping his opponents. His appearance has a similar vibe to the likes of Miguel from the Tekken series.

Rig needs no introduction. Known as the "Fighter Without a Past", Rig retained his stances and his pressure game that we all know and love, along with a few new moves as well. If you remember in DOA5, Rig was responsible for restarting Project Epsilon, as well as serving for M.I.S.T. under Victor Donovan.

In addition to the announcement, IGN provided a gameplay video of Rig and Diego, along with the rest of the cast. It seems that the meter system has been touched in the latest build since there's now two bars of meter instead of one like the E3 build. Break Holds now cost one bar of meter, whereas Break Blows cost a full two bars.


What do you guys think of Diego? Sound off at the comments below!
I like him, he looks sexy and cool.
 
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