Dead or Alive 5 will be the main attraction for Tecmo Koei at this year’s E3. I say this not only because it may be the only game they show at all but also because they’ll be doing some pretty cool promotions for it. Firstly, they’ve partnered with IGN to kick off the IPL(Pro League) Dead or Alive 5 tournament series. The first tournament will be streamed live from E3 on IPL.
Players will be competing in a new build of the game for $1000 and a trip to the’I’m a Fighter’ Championships at the Dead or Alive 5 Launch Event, which brings us to our next piece of awesome news. The build used for the tournament will have twelve characters. Only ten characters have been revealed for the game so far (Hayate, Hayabusa, Zack, Akira, Bayman, Ayane, Kasumi, Hitomi, Christie and Lei Fang), which means that two new characters will be revealed at (or around) E3. Hype!
Dead or Alive 5 will be available on HD consoles this September.