Tecmo Bringing Dead or Alive 5 Tournament and New Character Reveals to E3

on May 30, 2012 9:30 PM

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.┬áThe 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.

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Kenneth is a Graphics and Game Design student who's worked as an author for DualShockers.com since June of 2010. His favorite gaming genres are Fighting, Role Playing and Sadistic Action games like Ninja Gaiden and Bayonetta. In addition to gaming, he is also strongly interested in music, fashion, art, culture, literature, education, religion, cuisine, photography, architecture, philosophy, film, dance, and most forms of creative expression.