DEAD OR ALIVE 6
The sixth instalment is shaping up
Fans old and new are welcome to jump aboard for Dead Or Alive’s sixth outing. What’s more, now serving up a can of whup ass is easier than ever. Special moves mapped to the right shoulder button serve as an easy in-road for new players, but the lengthy wind up means long-time fighters will know when best to use ‘em.
Playing against director Yohei Shimbori, we try to do the polite thing and not spam specials, as enjoyable as that is. Fighting aboard a ship, he has a trick up his sleeve, and triggers a kraken smackdown, sending us crashing below deck into the glittering depths of the treasure room.
Our fighter is looking worse for wear, drenched in sweat, her clothes scuffed. Nonetheless, we’re struck by how good this looks. We’re ready for further fisticuffs come March 2019.
Most stages have a special event, like this kraken, that can be triggered under certain conditions. Lei Fang and Hitomi return but Team Ninja hasn’t announced even half of the final roster yet. Lei Fang has fallen afoul of a new super move. Fill the Break Gauge and unleash a Break Blow or Break Hold.