You might not get Dead or Alive 6 as early as Free Step Dodge, 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 Fox's streamed matches with Xcalibur BladeZ, the community is already beginning to find some new complex mechanics in DOA6s final build.
All three streams had something valuable to share with the community for DOA6. Matt Ponton covered frame data and move lists, sharing information for characters like Bass and Tina who have been under utilized in the promotional material for DOA6. Kwiggle shared plenty of single player content that will be keep casuals and hardcore alike busy for weeks upon purchasing the game.
Sonic Fox plus Xcalibur BladeZ streamed plenty of hardcore matches and were very informative for any competitors going into the Winter Brawl: 3D edition tournament. They will not compete in the event because of getting DOA6 early, so their sacrifice is for your educational and entertainment purposes. Destruction Bomb offers thought provoking posts in the forum and is already juggling some of NiCO's possibilities because of the stream:
NiCO can teleport after the bolt GB even in open space. For a minute I thought the bolt had to connect to an opponent that gets hit/blocked/or if they try to hold the non-holdable strike, turns out she can do it out in the open. There may be consequences doing it right out in the open but may be useful to get yourself out of the pinch jam near walls. For starters, you can't hold that bolt. If you block it, it's a GB. If you held it, it forces you into a step.
In short, the recovery might be huge so you'd have to make Nico whiff to get a free hit (or even a throw).
Some people will discuss hair or put silly things under the microscope that are irrelevant to the point of fighting games, but this is the type of content that should be coming out of pre-release streams. The deluxe demo will provide everyone a chance to establish tech and ask questions in the forum before March 1st, so take advantage of that free game time and enjoy your weekend!