You might not get Dead or Alive 6 as early as Sonic Fox (and now his brother Kwiggle), but you will be able try all of the characters for yourself in the weekend demo (PS+ or XBOX LIVE required) that starts this Friday. While that's happening you can also spectate DOA6s first major appearance at Winter Brawl 3D if you didn't register for the tournament on time. Thanks to Sonic's streamed matches with Xcalibur BladeZ, the community is already beginning to find some new complex mechanics in DOA6s final build.
@DestructionBomb found some interesting tech with NiCO and is juggling the possibilities:
Teleport after Kokoro held the non-holdable strike:
First character that can do something like that. This might...
Thanks to Team NINJA's approval and Master, DOA5 and DOA6 will both be headlining Winter Brawl 3D! The Dead or Alive 6 tournament will be taking place during the live demo days, and registration for this event is now closed. While this last minute news doesn't give you a lot of time to prepare, keep in mind that the tournament is this weekend!
To those that thought Dead or Alive 5 was done, you are absolutely crazy as it is the longest running 3D fighter in the offline scene. Even though DOA6 is on the way, DOA5 is its own game with its own set of rules and characters that will not be featured in DOA6. The plan for DOA5 offline tournaments is to keep them going as long as people continue to show up for them.
BigEgaming has stated that you will be able to compete in both games smoothly if that is your desire. With DOA6 everyone will be on a clean slate so this is the best time to register if you are new to the series or if you don't think you can compete with the Gods of DOA. If...
Team NINJA presented DOA6 today at EVO Japan in Fukuoka starting at 8pm Pacific Time. The stream was live via openrec, and the event started with a professional player exhibition and ended with Shimbori presenting information for DOA6. Every character will be unlocked for attendees at EVO Japan, and special DOA6 demonstrations from Siologica and Teru Rock were live streamed.
DOA World Championship was revealed at the show with 90k up for grabs and more details coming soon. Just a few weeks ago I expressed the importance of a championship in my opinion piece, and it's good to see that they do have serious plans in the works for DOAs offline community. A timed demo will be...
CEO has confirmed that Dead or Alive 6 will be a part of their main tournament lineup this June in Daytona, Florida. It's recommended to register sooner than later to avoid late fees for the event. You can also contact CEO if you are a local looking to help out at the tournament.
This will be the first time that DOA has appeared at CEO, which is one the largest tournaments in the world, that grows in attendance each and every year. DOA players will have to adjust to fighting their matches in a wrestling ring, and competitors that make it to the finals will get their own entrance with music. When you combine the intensity and the pageantry of CEO with DOA6 and its community, how could you deny that this could be the best showing DOA has ever had?
Xcalibur BladeZ has already confirmed to FSD that he will be competing at the event with an emphatic "hell yeah"...
Since Team NINJA wants DOA6 to be taken seriously as an esport game, it is of utmost importance that they have a road map set up for fighters prior to the release of DOA6. A qualifying cup or tournament schedule would not only add to DOA6s replay value and help garner interest among fighters, but will show how serious Team NINJA is about making that change. Within the game development process you can see that they have made several changes to the style of the game to ensure that casual players also enjoy the experience and don't feel alienated.
This is a specific opinion post, so gameplay mechanic discussions (frame data, move safety) are better left for news posts or the forum. Since Team NINJA has delayed the game, and we have little data on the final build, opinions wouldn't be educative enough to matter. The general review for DOAs gameplay has been sincerely positive by most of the professional players in the DOA community that have played it.