Koei Tecmo Details Dead or Alive 6 Characters, Synopsis and Screenshots

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Koei Tecmo wants fans to get a closer look the upcoming Dead or Alive 6 with their newly released artwork, synopsis and character breakdowns.

After a sinister incident in a village…

Kasumi, a successor of the legendary Mugen Tenshin ninja clan, abandoned her clan and became a “runaway ninja,” secretly living in a hermitage in a mountain village. Meanwhile, Helena Douglas, president of the new DOATEC, is involved in an incident… The sudden —– of an individual with special powers sent shivers down her spine… And yet another…. A so-called genius chuckles at a mysterious light emitting an aura…

Behind a quiet time, a sinister plan is set in motion. The passing days are about to be unduly overturned due to an open desire. As Kasumi writes to her mother, her pen overflows with hesitation.
…It’s not over yet.

Here are the 5 new characters coming to the game:

KASUMI

THE KUNOICHI OF DESTINY
A successor of the legendary Mugen Tenshin ninja clan. After a certain incident, she abandoned her clan and became a “runaway ninja.” Unable to return to her village, she continues to live on the run with her life remaining a target.

FIGHTING STYLE
Mugen Tenshin Ninjutsu
Beautiful yet varied attacks executed at a high speed that few can guard against.

PERSONAL DATA
Age : 19
Birthday : February 23
Blood type : AB
Height/Weight : 158cm/48kg
Occupation : Runaway Ninja
Favorite food : Strawberry Millefeuille
Hobbies: Fortune Telling

HELENA

FORTUNE’S HEIRESS
The youthful leader of the enormous DOATEC conglomerate. Though the company was once involved in the development of terrifying biological weapons, Helena is seeking to start anew. Carrying out her father’s last wishes, and in pursuit of a sound mind, she announces the sixth Dead or Alive Tournament.

FIGHTING STYLE
Pi Gua Quan
Helena excels at using the low ‘bokuho’ stance to smoothly evade her opponent’s attacks, before choosing the perfect moment to launch devastating counters.

PERSONAL DATA
Age : 23
Birthday : January 30
Blood type : AB
Height/Weight : 170cm/49kg
Occupation : Head of DOATEC
Favorite food : Blanc Manger
Hobbies : Walking her beloved pet dog

HAYATE

THE WIND OF THE HEAVENS
Kasumi’s older brother and the 18th leader of the Mugen Tenshin ninja clan. Respected, with techniques fit for a clan leader.

FIGHTING STYLE
Mugen Tenshin Ninjutsu
Worthy of the nickname “Shinobi of the Wind”, his moves are as quick and powerful as a strike of lightning.

PERSONAL DATA
Age : 25
Birthday : July 3
Blood type : A
Height/Weight: 180cm/75kg
Occupation : Ninja
Favorite food : Sushi, Sukiyaki
Hobbies : Quickdraw of the Sword, Zen Meditation

HAYABUSA

THE ULTIMATE NINJA
A super ninja of the ancient Hayabusa style of Ninjutsu. His strength has been recounted in numerous tales. A longtime friend of Hayate.

FIGHTING STYLE
Hayabusa Style Ninjutsu
The awesome Izuna Drop, a powerful single blow attack that can be performed even from strikes or holds.

PERSONAL DATA
Age : 25
Birthday : June 15
Blood type : A
Height/Weight : 179cm/78kg
Occupation : Antique Shop Owner
Favorite food : Sushi
Hobbies : Mountain Climbing, Fishing

JANN LEE

A SCORCHING SOUL
Master of Jeet Kune Do, nicknamed “Dragon.” He constantly seeks to test himself against the most fearsome opponents.

FIGHTING STYLE
Jeet Kune Do
Excellent for exploiting walls and Danger Zones with his explosive knock-back strikes.

PERSONAL DATA
Age : 22
Birthday : November 27
Blood type : AB
Height/Weight : 177cm/75kg
Occupation : Bouncer
Favorite food : Hamburgers, Grapefruit
Hobbies : Watching Action Movies

ZACK

THE FUNKY DJ
Zack has incredible fighting instincts, and learned Muay Thai just by imitation. A funky DJ with a positive attitude and original sense of style.
…until now. A mature and cool side might peek through this time…?

FIGHTING STYLE
Muay Thai (Self-Taught)
His unorthodox style of Muay Thai has become so unconventional that no one can predict what comes next.

PERSONAL DATA
Age : 27
Birthday : April 3
Blood type : O
Height/Weight : 180cm/78kg
Occupation : DJ
Favorite food : Ice Cream
Hobbies : Billiards

Players will also be treated to two stages:

DOA COLOSSEUM

Main stage of the 6th DEAD OR ALIVE Tournament. The latest stage specialized for martial arts. Watch out for explosions when the ring ropes are touched!

THE THROWDOWN

A stage set in a back alley, surrounded by a steel fence and brick walls. It feels dangerous, but seems like a popular hangout spot.

New systems introduced with the new game include:

BREAK GAUGE SYSTEM
A special attack meter new to the series. Use the Break Gauge to execute new tactics such as a Break Blow or a Break Hold.

BREAK BLOW
A Break Blow is a special skill which has a powerful smash while parrying an enemy strike.

BREAK HOLD
A Break Hold is the ultra hold which returns upper, middle, and lower attacks.

FATAL RUSH
Fatal Rush is a powerful combo attack of up to four neatly animated punches and kicks making a first time player look like an expert.

DANGER ZONES
These are special regions found in most stages that cause heavy damage when a fighter gets knocked into them. Danger Zones can range from basic walls to blockbuster explosions and careening cars. Some stages also have Danger Zones within the floors as well.

RUMBLE DANGER
If a fighter is blown into the crowd, the spectators around the edge of the ring can push the fighter back in and will lose their balance and stagger. This creates an opening for the perfect chance to attack.

MASS-DESTRUCTION
Stage objects such as boxes or jars are destructible. Earn extra damage by blowing opponents into them. Broken items do not regenerate, but you may want to break them before your opponent decides to use them on you.

As seen in the gallery below, Koei Tecmo was aiming for a “cooler” look.

Dead or Alive 6 is due out in early 2019 for PS4, Xbox One, and PC.

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