The game — which promises to deliver a more cinematic flavour of brawler — still looks unbelievably pretty, not least because of the coo-inducing cuties at the centre of the screens. Series faithfuls will not need introducing to Ayane and Hitomi, two of the franchise's female stalwarts. Of course, not all of you will recognise Hitomi with her jacket on.

Perhaps most notably, developer Team Ninja appears to have shed the doll-faced style of previous Dead Or Alive titles, with these new screenshots showing off more natural looking character models.