Tecmo and Bungie have confirmed-confirmed that Spartan-458 (sorry, we kept forgetting the hyphen) and the Halo level glimpsed in leaked screenshots will both be unlockable items in Dead or Alive 4.
Apparently Bungie's Pete Parsons and Tomonobu Itagaki from Team NINJA (sorry, we kept forgetting the capitals) met at E3 t'other year and said, "Hey, we should swap genes!"
"The opportunity to work with Team Ninja and combine our powers to strike yet another blow in our quest for world domination, was too alluring to pass up," Pete Parsons told Game Informer's January issue ['tells', surely? - Ed]. "Plus, we just think the idea of putting a Spartan into a DOA game totally kicks ass." Well there is that.
"Think about it for a second: do you honestly believe there is anything out there that can’t be accomplished with the technologies of Bungie and Team NINJA put together?" added Tomonobu Itagaki. Well yeah, but we certainly like the idea of beating up a Master Chief lookalike in DOA4, so good work on that eh?