A couple of grainy pics from the latest issue of Famitsu magazine reveal new characters and a stage for Dead or Alive 5. Tai Chi Quan disciple/college student Lei Fang can clearly be seen doing battle with the Muay Thai wielding DJ Zack. These characters are doing battle in a stage that appears to be a circus of some sort. You can see a tiger jumping through a flaming hoop in the background and both Lei Fang and Zack are sporting circus-centric costumes.
Apparently the name of the stage is “The Show” and I’m very excited about seeing it in motion. Considering the source, I’d say this is pretty much completely legitimate, but we’ll wait for an official reveal of the characters to be sure. Dead or Alive 5 will be available this September. What do you think of Zack’s absolutely ridiculous getup?