Helena Douglas and Lisa Hamilton are the latest combatants to join Dead or Alive 5’s ever-expanding roster, Team Ninja has revealed.
The developer said earlier this week that the characters we’ve seen so far were not representative of the full line-up, and indeed this seems to be the case as both Douglas and Hamilton are confirmed to appear with all new-styles and techniques.
Douglas, aka ‘Fortune’s Heiress,’ heads up the Dead or Alive Tournament Executive Committee (DOATEC) and is the daughter of committee’s founder, Fame Douglas. An opera singer and practitioner of the art of Pi Gua Quan, Miss Douglas is a refined, elegant fighter, and her style allows her to effortlessly overwhelm opponents with smooth, windmill-like attacks. Her appearance in DoA5 comes following the apparent destruction of the DOATEC in the previous tournament, so she puts in an appearance in this latest brawler to announce its reformation.
Joining her is the aforementioned Lisa Hamilton, who also goes by the alias La Mariposa. A former scientist in the DOATEC and seasoned luchadora, Hamilton’s unpredictable fighting style makes her a tough cookie to handle, and combines techniques she learned with Tina Armstrong in high school with the art of lucha libre. As such, she is difficult to counter and wields some particularly deadly high-kicks. It remains unknown as to why she has entered the fifth DoA tournament, though we're bound to find out at some point.
Elsewhere, Team Ninja also detailed some of DoA5’s new online functions. The game boasts 16-player online tournaments allowing players to set up their own bracket-style battles, as well as view other players’ records and call them out to fight. Meanwhile, the online dojo will let you engage in practice sessions with other gamers via training mode, with the spectator feature letting you chat with other players while watching a match. Lastly, gamers can also share their titles and fighting records with friends on Facebook.
Dead or Alive 5 is scheduled for release on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 on September 28, 2012.