Tecmo Koei have revealed that Team Ninja are working on 5th instalment of the Dead or Alive series and is due on the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 in 2012.
"It is exciting for us to officially let fans know that we've been working on DEAD OR ALIVE 5," said Yosuke Hayashi, Team NINJA leader. "Our vision for this next installment is that of what we believe is the evolution of DEAD OR ALIVE which is to deliver a high quality, high energy action fighting experience that still keeps to its amazing spirit."
"In DEAD OR ALIVE 5 stages act not only as visual backdrops to accompany a fight but instead play to a fighter's strengths. As a fight progresses, the backdrop will change and interact with players. Skilled fighters will be able to utilize these dynamic stages to execute hard hitting blows, pitting their opponents against new obstacles creating a unique experience that will leave you breathless.
With each battle executing a new level of involvedness, the fighters themselves have become more complex in their design. In DEAD OR ALIVE 5 players will be able to feel more involved in the action as they see their fighters sweat as they exert more energy. Further, the grittier realistic design of these beloved fighters adds a new layer of depth to the DEAD OR ALIVE series. Players can also kick up the competition in online multiplayer modes where fighters must learn to utilize their strength and weaknesses to K.O. challengers."