Team Ninja has released a new trailer showing off two new combatants who will be joining the fighting roster for Dead or Alive 5, which is headed to the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 in September 2012. Classic fighters of the series, Lei Fang and Zack, return to the Dead or Alive series showing off a new look and feel that blends in with the intense flair the the new Dead or Alive game offers.
Lei Fang, also known as “The Tai Chi Quan Genius,” is widely recognized as a master of T’ai Chi Quan. As a girl who grew up in a wealthy family, she is a woman of justice and bears a very independent spirit, but is also spunky, intelligent and cheerful. Lei Fang trains to defeat Jann Lee, who once saved her from harm. Her strengths lie in T’ai Chi Quan holds which use her opponent’s power, and attacks from “Sabaki” and “Inashi” parries.
Zack, also known as “The Crazy Climber”, is a funky DJ with a positive attitude and a very original sense of style. An over the top fighter, he joins the Dead or Alive tournaments for money and fame. He has incredible fighting instincts, and taught himself Muay Thai just by imitation. His unorthodox style of Muay Thai has become so unconventional that no one can predict what comes next.
Also shown off in the new trailer is another example of the dynamic stages that the game will feature. This time around, the new stage is known as “The Show”, where the fighting unfolds in a circus, complete with tigers, rings of fire and ball-balancing clowns on trampolines.
Seriously. Tigers. While fighting.