While the Vita and Square Enix kicked things off with a bang during Sony's press conference, Team Ninja also made their presence known early.

During their pre-Tokyo Game Show event, developer Team Ninja made several announcements , which will likely satisfy both fighting and action aficionados.

First is the confirmation of Dead or Alive 5 , which will arrive for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 next year. The PS3 has yet to see a DoA installment and DoA4 shipped as a 360 launch title nearly six years ago, so it's nice to see this bouncy fighter return. …if you don't know why we use the adjective "bouncy," you're obviously not familiar with the franchise.

Secondly, we got more details for the upcoming Ninja Gaiden III . Team Ninja debuted a video explaining the "three strokes" concept, which we first heard about at E3 earlier this year. The first stroke represents the katana while the second stroke represents consequence; the third…well, we don't know yet. As for gameplay, they detailed a system that would allow both hardcore followers of the series and newbies to enjoy the experience.

This happens via two separate and unique play styles: Ninja, which focuses on the action, and Hero, which puts more of an emphasis on story and gives the uninitiated benefits like auto-guard and auto-evade. Both styles will let you take part in some bloody dismemberment because Team Ninja wants us to know what it feels like "to cut someone down." Well, thanks. We always wanted to know. Lastly, they briefly touched on the multiplayer mode, where 8 players will go at it to become top ninja.

We really can't wait for Ninja Gaiden III and hey, I always liked Dead or Alive . Not being all that great at fighting games, I could actually play DoA.

Related Game(s): Dead or Alive 5

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Ignitus
Ignitus
9 years ago

About time! 😀

Deathb4Dishonor
Deathb4Dishonor
9 years ago

Been A Long time coming… I can't wait… it's one of my favorite fighting games

Ignitus
Ignitus
9 years ago

Yeah I like it very much too, I hope this new Tecmo doesn't mess it up too much. I miss Itakagi.

Neo_Aeon666
Neo_Aeon666
9 years ago

Well apart from DoA 2 hardcore and 3… the other DoAs were crap if you look at the story.

Now that Itakagi is gone tho, they made a nice DoA dimension that takes all the tiny mixed story bits and gives you an understandable story and a much more satisfying single player story lol. So as far as DoA I wont miss him one bit.

Ninja Gaiden is nice but let's face it… The story isn't what was driving us lol nor was the acting XD So without a doubt they can do much better storywise too now that hes gone.

I am sure Team Ninja will do much better without him 😀 and improve what has already been done in the right direction. Heck maybe hes the reason we didn't get ps3 versions earlier on too (for DoA).


Last edited by Neo_Aeon666 on 9/14/2011 8:12:54 PM

TheHighlander
TheHighlander
9 years ago

DOA5 = will be getting this.

Temjin001
Temjin001
9 years ago

Finally, Finally, Finally! Woo Hoo!
And it's back on Playstation. It's been since 2001!

Temjin001
Temjin001
9 years ago

Actually, I think it was since 2000. DOA2: HC and TTT were the two games that came home with me late one October night of the PS2 launch.

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
9 years ago

What was TTT?

Temjin001
Temjin001
9 years ago

Oh, just the game that every person ignores when they state "just look at the graphical difference between PS2 launch titles and games from 5 years after that"
The reality is Tekken Tag Tournament was one of the very best looking games ever to have released on PS2. Find it, put it in, play it, you'll agree.
But anyway, I know most games didn't look like TTT at the time, it irks me just a little when it's graphical mastery is ignored, suggesting all PS2 launch titles looked far removed from later offerings. That game was the sure exception and it doesn't get enough recognition for for that.

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
9 years ago

I haven't played Tekken since arcades were cool.

jimmyhandsome
jimmyhandsome
9 years ago

Ben you were a busy bee last night. Nice reporting.

Dead or Alive was one of the few fighting games I could play without smashing my controller in frustration (I suck at fighting games).

And the big boobs were a plus too.

ryu
ryu
9 years ago

honestly… i'm more interested in devil's 3rd now..

wenezz
wenezz
9 years ago

i love how 360 exclusives moving to the PS3….. thats why i sold my 360 and bought PS3.

Condemnedsoul23
Condemnedsoul23
9 years ago

Ninja Gaiden 3 is easily day 1 purchase. DOA not so much. I always thought it was fun to look at but never enjoyed playing it.

kris22
kris22
9 years ago

I thought Ninja Gaiden 3 had its dismemberment features removes because "nobody wanted to see that anymore". I lost interest in the game after that because that was one of the defining selling points for Ninja Gaiden 2 on 360. No dismemberment, no NG3 purchase…

Beamboom
Beamboom
9 years ago

I see babe.

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
9 years ago

DOA5 equals day one. Bounce on!

"She kicks high."

sirbob6
sirbob6
9 years ago

Good to see we will have a fighter with a proper physics engine back on the playstation.

Excelsior1
Excelsior1
9 years ago

i always thought doa2 was the best looking ps2 luanch title. i'm saying it was the best ps2 luanch game but i remeber being very impressed with its graphics.

LegendaryWolfeh
LegendaryWolfeh
9 years ago

i'll be giving far more than 3 strokes when playing DoA5

djbool
djbool
9 years ago

bouncy…haha

djbool
djbool
9 years ago

bouncy…haha

kokoro
kokoro
9 years ago

OMGGGGGGGGGGGGG

Finally; I've been waiting for DOA5 for years.

Absolutely stoked. 🙂