We’re going to avoid the temptation to fill this story with smutty remarks, largely because Dead or Alive 5 is looking pretty good. Most noticeably, the characters no longer resemble porcelain dolls, but we also think the cinematic style that developer Team Ninja’s gunning for has actually given the game a unique look.

This trailer – taken from the demo included with copies of Ninja Gaiden III – focuses on a roof-top fight between Hitomi and Ayane and it’s actually pretty exciting to watch. The environment’s constantly changing, with little cut-scenes bridging the transitions.

We’re still not sure how well the game will play yet – or whether the novelty of the cut-scenes will wear off after a couple of fights – but we must say: things are looking promising.