Since fighting games have recently drifted back into popularity, information leaks regarding them have become increasingly common. Sometimes entire character rosters are revealed well before a game is released, as was the case with the original Marvel vs. Capcom 3. The supposed Dead or Alive 5 roster also leaked way back in March, and here we are a month from release and the list has so far been totally accurate.
It even listen Rig, an entirely new character and Sarah, another Virtua Fighter Cameo and both of these characters have since been officially confirmed. Team Ninja’s Yosuke Hayashi disclosed after showing off Elliot and Brad Wong last week that the game may launch with some characters unannounced. He feels that this wouldn’t be a problem since some characters will need to be unlocked via playing the game.
Many recent fighters have made the entire roster playable from the start of the game, so unlocking every fighter will be a nostalgic kind of chore. Though I must say, that leaked roster seems to be completely spot on at this point. It may have killed any true chance at surprise the developers had.
Dead or Alive 5 will be available on September 25th.