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Helena and Lisa join Dead or Alive 5

Helena and Lisa join Dead or Alive 5

Tecmo Koei shows the fortune's heiress Helena Douglas and Lisa Hamilton aka La Mariposa in motion with a new gameplay trailer and new screenshots. Dead or Alive 5 will be out on September 25th in North America, 28th in Europe. The publisher also reveals online features, get the details inside.

Press release:


Today Team NINJA reveals two new contenders returning to the Dead or Alive fighting roster, as well as detailing a wealth of new features in the expanded online mode that awaits gamers in Dead or Alive 5, which launches on the Xbox 360® and PlayStation®3 on September 28, 2012. Both DOATEC leader Helena Douglas and former DOATEC scientist Lisa Hamilton return to the Dead or Alive franchise with new styles and deadlier techniques.

Helena Douglas, also known as “Fortune's Heiress,” is the current leader of the Dead or Alive Tournament Executive Committee (DOATEC) and the daughter of Fame Douglas, founder of DOATEC. As a famous opera singer and Pi Gua Quan martial artist, Helena’s refined elegance translates into a quick yet graceful fighting style that allows her to pull off smooth windmill-like combinations that overwhelm her opponents. After the apparent destruction of DOATEC after the last tournament, Helena has re-emerged to announce the reformed DOATEC and issue an open invitation to all potential competitors to the fifth Dead or Alive Tournament.

Lisa Hamilton, also known as “La Mariposa,” is a former scientist for DOATEC and an accomplished luchadora. Lisa’s unpredictable lucha libre style combines moves she learned while training with friend and fellow DOA competitor Tina Armstrong during high school and her own blend of high-flying kicks. Her unorthodox style makes her a difficult opponent to counter and defend against effectively. Little is known as to why Lisa has returned to the fifth DOA Tournament, but the reemergence DOATEC has once again brought “La Mariposa” back into action.

It’s a slow descent as Helena and Lisa trade blows in an inescapable elevator heading straight for the bottom of the ocean in this aptly named stage - Depth. Surrounded by an ominous view of the vast sea, fighters must be wary of the danger lurking in the elevator panels, which if damaged could greatly affect the integrity of their makeshift battle arena. As the elevator is wracked with destruction, it speeds up and spews out dangerous fragments that become deadly projectiles which players can use to their strategic advantage in combat.

Dead or Alive 5 includes a wealth of new online features that offer players the best online experience of any previous Dead or Alive game to date. Up to 16-player online tournaments will allow combatants to set up their own bracket-style tournaments, while the fighter list allows players to view opponents’ battle records and call them out to fight at anytime. The online dojo allows players to practice with others in training mode, while the spectator feature allows players to chat while watching online battles. Players can also rock bragging rights by posting titles and sharing fighting records with friends on Facebook.

Helena vs Lisa

All comments

Commented on 2012-08-23 17:55:52
thanks guys, cant wait for this.
Commented on 2012-08-23 19:00:56
may the worst of these two characters win, lol
Commented on 2012-08-23 19:40:27
Characters look so much better than in the previous games
Commented on 2012-08-23 21:16:25
Helena's breasts have never looked this glorious. I'm sorry I doubted the new Team Ninja! That blue outfit is pretty hideous though
Commented on 2012-08-23 21:21:44
I just wish they showed the girl in the luchador get up. Really like the design on that costume.
Game looks good though.
Commented on 2012-08-23 21:31:59
might as well be naked :/

NM I guess the luchador is La Mariposa
Commented on 2012-08-23 22:09:36 In reply to Tinks
Posted by Tinks
NM I guess the luchador is La Mariposa
Its the same person. When she's in her lucha libre outfit (masked) shes La Mariposa and her intro/win poses are different, when she's out of it like she is in the gameplay video she's Lisa. she still fights the same way obviously...Bass also has a masked persona in this one.
Commented on 2012-08-24 01:37:45
AH I see!

If only I still had a 360, or any console. I'd play this in a heartbeat
Commented on 2012-08-24 01:39:40
I'm probably buying it, but I'm not really very excited about it. This series has always been more about style than substance to me.

That Helena comparison is pretty compelling though. I don't see how one could argue that it's anything but a tremendous improvement. I wish I liked all of the updates as much as that one. Hitomi is growing on me a bit.
Commented on 2012-08-24 04:37:57
Posted by Anvil
Characters look so much better than in the previous games
I never cared for Helena before. She just seemed so boring to me. But she has really benefited from the new visuals. Definitely much more appealing now. This really shows the difference.

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