Looking forward to Dead or Alive 6? You’ll probably be rather pleased to hear that the evil ninja Raidou is back!
Announced today by KOEI TECMO America and Team NINJA is the return of Raidou with Dead or Alive 6, following on from the announcement that the roster will also include the Drunken Fighter.
The latest fighter to join the ever increasing roster for the upcoming game, Raidou was thought to be killed during an explosion after the first Dead or Alive tournament. That was until his body was secretly recovered and experimented on using DOATEC’s biotechnology, leaving Raidou without a mind of his own. Instead he has now devolved into a madman who only craves strength and destruction.
Once known as the most dangerous and evil ninja in the DEAD OR ALIVE universe, Raidou is back thanks to the power of science, and his move-set promises to be as brutal as ever. With Mugen Tenshin Ninjutsu as a base, he favors a power-focused fighting style, making use of his colossal physique while slamming opponents with a series of devastating strikes he is able to mimic from others. At the same time, he will be found mixing in jaw-dropping moves of his own, such as the Tenho-Gorai-Sho and the Rekku-Jinraisatsu.
With this Raidou announcement taking centre stage, KOEI TECMO America have also released a new set of DEAD OR ALIVE 6 images showing off two never-before-seen stages: A.P.O. and CHINESE FESTIVAL.
A.P.O. showcases one of the hallways leading deep into the M.I.S.T. research facility where the immoral experiments take place, while CHINESE FESTIVAL is a colorful corner of Chinatown during a spring festival, complete with unused firecrackers scattered across the ground and ready to explode on impact.
In addition to this, we also find that two new modes have been detailed for the first time: Quest and Training. In the extremely addictive DOA Quest, you will find that you need to clear various missions during matches to complete each individual quest. Clearing these will ensure you are awarded with Player Points and the unlocking of various cosmetic items. DOA Quest missions are designed for those who wish to learn and memorize the various fighting systems and techniques, improving fighting ability while moving through the increasingly difficult set of challenges. After learning the ropes in Quest mode, fighters can then further their DOA education in Training mode. Here you will learn every aspect of the DEAD OR ALIVE fighting system through the use of Free Training, Tutorial, and the more personal Command Training and Combo Challenge.
DEAD OR ALIVE 6 is currently slated for a March 1st 2019 release on Xbox One, PS4 and PC. Will you be checking it out? Does the arrival of Raidou sell it? Let us know in the comments below.