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Team Ninja Wants Ryo Hazuki in Dead or Alive 5

Posted by Sammy Barker

"I see"

When Ryo Hazuki is not searching for sailors, playing Lucky Hit, or ignoring the advances of countless beautiful women – he’s fighting. And Dead or Alive 5 director Yosuke Hayashi reckons that would make him a perfect fit for the upcoming arcade brawler.

Asked by VG247 if he had any dream cameos in mind, Hayashi responded: “I’d say the main character from Shenmue. When considering a cameo for a fighting game, you have to look at someone who can actually fight. After the release of Dead or Alive 5 we’d like to explore cameos further, but at the moment... It’s a secret.”

Dead or Alive 5 currently boasts a handful of Virtua Fighter characters. Quizzed how Team Ninja struck up its close relationship with SEGA, Hayashi explained: “Actually not a lot of people may know this but the first Dead or Alive game that came out in arcades was actually made with the Virtua Fighter arcade engine.

“So when we decided to make Dead or Alive 5 we went to see them and to say, ‘Hey, we’re making this game’, and through conversation we asked if SEGA could join us in this celebration of our comeback.

“We got their guidance and feedback; we got them to check for everything we were doing with the characters. Because of that kind of close communication, we managed to pull off a fairly close system to the original Virtua Fighter characters.”

Dead or Alive 5 is due out next month on PlayStation 3.


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User Comments (6)



ThreadShadow said:

Yes please! I'd like to see Ryo in DoA 5. Help keep his head above water in the public eye so to speak. He's lately been in the Sega racing games too. hopefully Shenmue 3 will appear soon...on Wii U!



Kage_88 said:

If they put Ryo in the game...

Team Ninja, I will buy 5 hear?!

"Do you want to play a game of Lucky Hit?" - That should be his taunt.



MThaoZ012 said:

YEEEAAAAHHHHOOOO! if Ryo is in Dead Or Alive 5, Ill buy when it release that is AWESOME! Include I recommend that Team Ninja should put Lan Di From Shenmue (Ryo's Rival) in Dead Or Alive 5 and make Ryo and Lan Di Rivals on Dead Or Alive 5. I would like too see Ryo and Lan Di fight on Dead Or Alive 5. but especially I would like to see Ryo fight with Lan Di on Shenmue 3 more though. So the Cross-Over characters will be Ryo, Lan Di, Akria, and Sarah. 2 Shenmue Character, and 2 Vitura Fighter. That will be EQUAL and FUN! But….. I wish Shenmue 3 come’s out is been 10 and a half years already.

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