Dead or Alive 6

Dead or Alive 6 stumbles into 2019 like a drunken uncle staggers onto the dancefloor at a wedding: past it and likely to embarrass.

Dead or Alive 6 review: naff and likely to embarrass

Ah, Dead or Alive. The boob game. The kawaii cash grab. The Japanese fighter more famous for its bouncing breasts than its juggle combos. How has a new mainline Dead or Alive game come out in 2019? Did Team Ninja, a developer that I'd thought had reinvented itself with the superb Nioh, lose a bet with Koei Tecmo or something? However it happened, the result is a game that's at best naff, at worst grim.

Dead or Alive 6 review

Developer: Team Ninja

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Team Ninja unveils Dead or Alive 6 with a flashy new trailer

Team Ninja unveils Dead or Alive 6 with a flashy new trailer

Coming to PS4, PC, and Xbox One next year.

Team Ninja has unveiled the latest entry in its long-running fighting series, Dead or Alive 6 - and it's coming to PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One in 2019.

Dead or Alive 6 welcomes back the likes of Kasumi, Hayabusa, Hayate, Helena, Jann Lee, and Zack, for another bout of the series' exuberant martial arts action - this time, according to IGN, all running on a brand-new engine.

This should allow for much greater realism as characters react to their opponent's attacks and the interactive stages around them. As is evident in the reveal trailer below, fighters now sport dynamic facial expressions, will sweat, and will gain visible wounds after taking damage. Additionally, there's said to be "drastically improved lighting" and 4K support.

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