Bored hackers have been searching around in the code of the Dead or Alive 5 demo included with pre-orders of Ninja Gaiden 3. Their findings? A seemingly complete list of all the characters that will be in the full game. Characters listed include both returning characters and new characters. Especially noteworthy are the alleged remaining Virtua Fighter cameos.
Considering Dead or Alive 5 isn’t scheduled to come out for six months, this rumor is easy to ignore. That said, the list seems extremely legitimate. Dead or Alive 5 will be available in North America this September. Hit the break for all the gritty details.
The rumored returning characters include: Bayman, Hitomi, Christie, Brad, Lisa, Eliot, Ayane, Lei Fang, Hayate, Kokoro, Bass, Leon, Helena, Gen Fu, Kasumi, Hayabusa, Jann Lee, Tina, Zack and Alpha-152(the boss of DOA4). The two rumored new characters are Mila and Rig. Finally, leading ladies Sarah Bryant and Pai Chan will supposedly join Akira and round out the Virtua Fighter cameos.
In my opinion it’s just too early to wholeheartedly believe a rumor like this. Even if this stuff was found in the demo’s code, the game is so far from release any of this could change. At the same time though, Team Ninja has never really removed characters from newer installments (coughSoulCaliburVcough) and they only usually add a couple of new characters for each entry. Those facts make the list seem like it could be spot on.
There’s no way for us to know for now, so believe this at your own risk.