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News: Share Your Skills with Dead or Alive 5 Video Upload Patch

Share Your Skills with Dead or Alive 5 Video Upload Patch

Put on a show

Budding kings of the ring will soon be able to evidence their ability in the arena with video footage. A forthcoming patch for Dead or Alive 5 will allow you to upload your match replays to both YouTube and Facebook, though there is currently no date for the upgrade. Other improvements include the option to filter online matches by...

News: Dead or Alive 5 Plus Will Allow You to Poke Your Rivals

Dead or Alive 5 Plus Will Allow You to Poke Your Rivals

Not like that

Tecmo Koei has finally decided to furnish us with some screenshots of its upcoming PlayStation Vita fighter Dead or Alive 5 Plus. While the images look great, we can’t help but feel that they look a little too great. After all, it’s not like publishers are always honest about the appearance of their games. Alongside the suspicious...

News: Dead or Alive 5 Plus Gets Jiggy on 19th March in North America

Dead or Alive 5 Plus Gets Jiggy on 19th March in North America

Shake it all about

Tecmo Koei may be doing little more than porting its console titles to PlayStation Vita, but at least it’s releasing something on the platform. Sadly, that’s more than we can say for most other third-parties at the moment. Speaking of which: the company’s just announced a 19th March release date for Dead or Alive 5 Plus in...

News: Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2 Plus Infiltrates Vita on 26th February

Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2 Plus Infiltrates Vita on 26th February

Prior warning

Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2 Plus will scurry onto North American store shelves on 26th February in North America, publisher Tecmo Koei has announced. It’ll take protagonist Ryu Hayabusa and crew a little while longer reach Europe, where the title will emerge on 1st March. The portable port of the console port – think about it – will...

News: Dead or Alive 5 Plus Features a First-Person Mode

Dead or Alive 5 Plus Features a First-Person Mode

Up close and personal

Dead or Alive 5 Plus for the PlayStation Vita will boast a brand new first-person mode that will allow you to inspect your opponents with the system's accelerometer. The nifty feature will prompt you to hold the platform vertically in order to get a “full-screen view” of your foe. We can’t imagine why you’d possibly...

News: One Piece: Pirate Warriors 2 Punches PlayStation 3 and Vita

One Piece: Pirate Warriors 2 Punches PlayStation 3 and Vita

Heavy hitters

A sequel to Namco Bandai and Tecmo Koei’s anime tie-in One Piece: Pirate Warriors is coming to both the PlayStation 3 and Vita. The sequel – unsurprisingly named One Piece: Pirate Warriors 2 – was announced in the latest issue of Japanese magazine Shonen Jump. The sequel will be set within the so-called ‘New World’ story arc,...

News: Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2 Plus Cuts Down Difficulty with Hero Mode

Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2 Plus Cuts Down Difficulty with Hero Mode

Down to size

Tecmo Koei's implementing a beginner option into the wordy Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2 Plus. The patronisingly named ‘Hero’ mode will allow ninja newbies to conquer the upcoming PlayStation Vita re-release without needing to break a sweat. Well, unless Ayane is on-screen. The dainty difficulty will implement automatic blocking when...

News: Keiji Inafune's Next Project Is Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z

Keiji Inafune's Next Project Is Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z

Surprise, surprise

Legendary Japanese game developer Keiji Inafune certainly gets about. Mere hours after apologising to attendees at Sony’s Tokyo Game Show press conference for Soul Sacrifice’s short delay, the former Capcom employee popped up at Tecmo Koei’s showcase to announce Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z. The undead spin-off is being developed...

News: Dead or Alive 5 Will Be Available Digitally At Launch

Dead or Alive 5 Will Be Available Digitally At Launch

Easy access

Not every title suits a digital release, but fighting games certainly benefit from the added accessibility of being stored on a hard drive. As such, it makes perfect sense that Dead or Alive 5 will be available from the PlayStation Store alongside its retail counterpart. You’ll be able to download the title from 25th September in North...

News: Ninja Gaiden Sigma Plus 2 Striking Vita Next Year

Ninja Gaiden Sigma Plus 2 Striking Vita Next Year

Hard as nails

If you enjoyed playing the original Ninja Gaiden Sigma Plus on PlayStation Vita, then you’re in luck – publisher Tecmo Koei has announced that Ninja Gaiden Sigma Plus 2 will be making the jump onto Sony’s shiny handheld early next year. Details are scarce right now, but we anticipate more information will be revealed in the...

News: Toukiden Steps Out of the Shadows on Vita and PSP

Toukiden Steps Out of the Shadows on Vita and PSP

Blood lust

In arguably the biggest shock of Sony's Tokyo Game Show press conference, Tecmo Koei didn't announce a new iteration of Dynasty Warriors. Instead the publisher revealed Toukiden – a dark, fantasy action title headed to Vita and PSP next year. Developed by Omega Force, the game will support cross-platform functionality between the two...

News: Dead or Alive 5's Facebook Integration Seems Misjudged

Dead or Alive 5's Facebook Integration Seems Misjudged

Share something

Tecmo Koei wants your friends and family to know that you enjoy watching unrealistically beautiful women kicking the crap out of each other. Its upcoming PS3 brawler Dead or Alive 5 will include full Facebook integration that will allow you to share fighting records with your friends. Naturally, we’re a little bit anxious about...

News: Team Ninja Wants Ryo Hazuki in Dead or Alive 5

Team Ninja Wants Ryo Hazuki in Dead or Alive 5

"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...

News: So Much for Dead or Alive 5 Not Being Creepy

So Much for Dead or Alive 5 Not Being Creepy

Bikinis, anyone?

We feel stupid for buying into Yosuke Hayashi’s lip-service about elevating Dead or Alive 5’s image now. The Team Ninja executive claimed earlier in the year that the studio was hoping to tame the brawler’s juvenile “sex and violence” tone – and we actually believed him. But this brand new trailer – which shows Zack...

News: Hori's Dead or Alive 5 Arcade Stick Pushes Our Buttons

Hori's Dead or Alive 5 Arcade Stick Pushes Our Buttons

Too hot to handle

This Hori built Dead or Alive 5 arcade stick is useful for a number of reasons. Firstly, it includes all of the buttons you’ll need to become a pro at Tecmo Koei’s upcoming PS3 brawler. Secondly, it bears the slogan “I’m a fighter” – which should come in extremely handy when you forget why you’re holding it in the...

News: Team Ninja Introduces Dead or Alive 5's Latest Combatant

Team Ninja Introduces Dead or Alive 5's Latest Combatant

A right rigmarole

If you’re working on an oil rig, then it’s probably best to settle your disputes without setting fire to the fragile platform you're residing on. Still, that’s exactly what happens in this Dead or Alive 5 trailer, as newcomer Rig and returning favourite Bass Armstrong brawl over, er, motorbikes. The footage is melodramatic...

News: Team Ninja Rules Out Dead or Alive 5 Character DLC

Team Ninja Rules Out Dead or Alive 5 Character DLC

What you see is what you get

Team Ninja has ruled out the possibility of new characters being added to Dead or Alive 5 post-release. Studio head Yosuke Hayashi explained that he believes the practice causes issues with the game’s balance – a feature which is essential to any fighter. Chatting with VideoGamer.com, Hayashi said: Even with over...