DOA6 Momiji & Version 1.11 Patch Notes


DOA players have requested Momiji long before Dead or Alive 6 was announced, and now their demands have finally been answered by Team NINJA as she has officially joined the growing roster of fighters. Momiji, Morphing Ninja Costumes, Version 1.11 & Patch Notes released today for all available platforms. Alongside Momiji and her premium costumes (that are much better looking & more plentiful than Mai and Kula's selections) there are new ninja costume packs that morph between a default color and gold when you taunt or break blow.


Momiji's beautiful animations, new moves, string options and break blow look nice and while there isn't much news outside of her short trailer, there is notice of a Ninja Gaiden 15th anniversary that could be an ongoing promotion to honor the series reboot that started in 2004 on the original XBOX by Tomonobu Itagaki and his team. The morphing ninja costume packs are also fitting to be a part of the NG anniversary, and these are without question the best looking and most creative costumes DOA6 has seen yet. Could this anniversary be a tease at the possibility of NINJA GAIDEN 4 ? Or perhaps the return of Rachel?
Unfortunately, even the smallest of roses has its thorns and Momiji is the first character in the game to not have any story mode chapters, so hopefully you enjoyed her few lines in the trailer about her being a shrine maiden. If you are interested in her background, check out NINJA GAIDEN: Dragon Sword on the Nintendo DS as it best showcases her character. You can also see by viewing her biography at the official website that she's a part of the tournament, and that she is seen as a big sister to many of the children in her village.


Like Mai before her, we see a lot of improvements made to Momiji from DOA5 to DOA6 operating on a new system combined with almost 20 new options to her move-list. Check out the newly opened 'Momiji Forum' here at Free Step Dodge to contribute & share your discoveries for this returning shrine maiden. There is already a gameplay discussion going on right now that involves community members dissecting the changes to her character design and move-list!

The patch notes are not as long as expected for some players, but at least we see some additional quality adjustments to the game, along with some gameplay bug fixes. Thanks to 1.11 we can now add BGM to individual stages, and each character in the game has at least two entry & victory poses. Hopefully everyone is having a great time with the latest update and fighters find tons of tech for our returning ninja!
 
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Raansu

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Impossible to please everyone. Momiji is not in, people complain, Momiji is in, people complain. It gets annoying, i know it isn't the same people. But a new character is a good thing if well done.

She is one of the more popular Team Ninja characters, so makes sense her early inclusion.
I don't even think she's really all that popular. I never saw anyone pick her in DoA5 and on twitter/facebook it was literally the same 5 people spamming about her.
 
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Sotherius

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I don't even think she's really all that popular. I never saw anyone pick her in DoA5 and on twitter/facebook it was literally the same 5 people spamming about her.
Have you heard about the popularity poll for DOA x3? she was one of the top picks. She is super popular in japan. And in the west she is very popular as well.

About her being a popular pick for competitive play, she really wasn't that much. She was considered boring (which could be a solved problem in DOA 6), but we saw people using her in competitive like @EMPEROR_COW , and i know a brazilian dude that got to a big win streak with her online on the DOA 5 U days.

And if we go by tournament picks from DOA 5 alone, DOA 6 would be phase 4, christie, helena, rig and gen fu....
 

Dr PaC

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I dont main Momiji or anything, but I wouldn't mind it if she is eventually made into a legacy character for the next game. Im in the mindset that since DOA and Ninja Gaiden are in the same universe, those NG characters may as well just co-exist in between their games. I mean, even in Dimensions Irene was in the story. Not that Im saying Irene should fight or anything, but it's nice to see those characters pop up or at least be referenced. It just opens the world up, imo.
 

Jyu_Viole_Grace

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I dont main Momiji or anything, but I wouldn't mind it if she is eventually made into a legacy character for the next game. Im in the mindset that since DOA and Ninja Gaiden are in the same universe, those NG characters may as well just co-exist in between their games. I mean, even in Dimensions Irene was in the story. Not that Im saying Irene should fight or anything, but it's nice to see those characters pop up or at least be referenced. It just opens the world up, imo.
Pretty much this.

I think the reason they cut both Momiji and Rachel in DOA6 initial roster is because someone had to be cut not because these characters are 100% guest characters like VF and SNK characters. There's no way they could release DOA6 with every single DOA 5 character in the initial roster.

I will say it again, DOA isn't like Tekken, SC, SF, KOF or other franchises where a lot characters are gone forever if they aren't super popular, I'm sure we will have all DOA 5 non guest characters sooner or later.
 
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Onryoki

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I just dislike her. She's a boring character and she's not a legacy character on top of being yet another fucking ninja in the roster. Legacy characters should return before guest characters.
It’s a game based on the ninja’s stories and you’re surprised that we get another ninja? Make it make sense. Leon definitely should’ve been in the main roster, it was stupid of them cutting him. We all know Momiji is a guest character and not a legacy character.

A popular character doesn’t mean that a character is the most used. People can like a character but not use them, Momiji is an example of that. Many people didn’t use Momiji because she was mediocre, especially in the competitive scene. In DOA5 we mostly saw characters at tournaments that are considered high tier (with some exceptions to the rule). A lot people, even online pick characters that are high tier, even though they like other characters. We mostly see the same characters at tournaments because they’re strong.
 
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P2p1mbs

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I don't even think she's really all that popular. I never saw anyone pick her in DoA5 and on twitter/facebook it was literally the same 5 people spamming about her.
The amount of time a character is used by players online or competitively is not necessarily an indication of their popularity; as shown in the DOAX3 poll, Marie is supposedly the most popular girl but while I do see her a lot online, shes not the most common character i have encountered and I know she's not used that much in competitive play.

Momiji might not necessarily be a frequently used character for most players but she had enough supporters that TN decided to bring her back now.

Im largely indifferent to her as a character and the only reason I'm paying attention to the announcement of her return is because this means Rachel will be coming back next.
 

Jyu_Viole_Grace

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DOAX3's poll should not be a reference for who should be prioritized in DOA6. It was literally asking "which hot waifu do you want to date/see naked?". Not much to do with character usage in DOA5/6.
Charater usage has little to do with characters popularity unless you think that Ayane is one of the less popular characters in the franchise. Character usage has to do with how good they are and how easy they are to play, nothing more.

DOAX3 poll is way more close to characters popularity (but just for female characters in Japan) than character's tournament playrates. There's a reason why bigger franchises like SoulCalibur relies in characters popularity polls instead in tournaments representation.
 
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Sotherius

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Leaderboards kinda don't mean much. Kasumi and Hitomi are free, therefore they will be used more than other characters. A character that has harder execution will be used less, and so on and so forth.

But the doa fanbase is quite "divided" when it comes to their favorites and who they hate, so every character inclusion will be hated by someone and loved by someone else.
 

KasumiLover

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Is she available on the PS4 yet?
No but if you go to to tutorial mode and press triangle for character tutorial, you can use her there as long as you don't do her assigned move objectives. She can also be used in Quest mode too so you can see her command list but tutorial is best for if you want to practice till she drops at 2 am
 
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deathofaninja

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I feel the same way about her honestly. I don't think she should be in the game.
Well just to clarify and in my educated opinion: Momiji and Rachel are legacy characters to Team NINJA's universe. Kula is a true guest because KT doesn't own her.

Now that Momiji is in two games by all merits she can no longer be considered a guest in anyway shape or form.
 
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NightAntilli

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I don't even think she's really all that popular. I never saw anyone pick her in DoA5 and on twitter/facebook it was literally the same 5 people spamming about her.
I actually played her regularly in DOA5LR. I consider her one of my tertiary characters... And she often did better than my secondary ones.

Primary: Leifang
Secondary: Kokoro, Hitomi
Tertiary: Honoka, Momiji

She was very good at the stun launch game, which is why she was quite a strong character in DOA5LR. I really wonder how she will work now though, since pretty much everyone is good at the stun launch game this time around. In any case, I'm glad she's back. I'll definitely try and use her.
 
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