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  • Blog Post: Dead Or Alive 5 Last Round Throws Down The Gauntlet With Battle Royal 2015

    Koei Tecmo and developer Team Ninja have announced the tournament schedule for Dead or Alive 5 Last Round's Battle Royal 2015, encompassing a dozen tournaments – including the NEC XVI grand finals at the end of this year. The slate includes 11 qualifying tournaments that feed into the the NEC... More
  • Blog Post: Dead Or Alive 5 Ultimate Costume Packs Come With Free Tecmo Bowl Throwback

    Tecmo is celebrating 500,000 downloads of the free-to-play Dead or Alive 5: Ultimate Core Fighters with new, sports-themed costumes and free copies of Tecmo Bowl Throwback . The costumes are available across platforms, but only PS3 users get the free football. The new costumes put Bass, Bayman, Leon... More
  • Blog Post: Dark Horse To Release Free Digital Comic Based on Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z

    Following news of Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z’s release on PC in addition to the Xbox 360 and PS3 versions, Dark Horse Comics has revealed that it will publish three digital comics based on the game, and they will be free. Set to release before the game comes out, the comics will give players an early... More
  • Blog Post: Get New Costumes For Pre-Ordering Dead Or Alive 5 Ultimate

    Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate – the upgraded version of the already released DOA 5 – is marked with new modes and character-customization options, and now those of you who pre-order the game can get exclusive costume packs for select characters. If you pre-order the game at either GameStop or... More
  • Blog Post: Inafune Reflects On Ninja Gaiden Memories

    I recently chatted with the creators of Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z, Comcept founder Keiji Inafune and Team Ninja lead Yosuke Hayashi about their experiences with each other’s respective legacies. Inafune reveals an interesting rivalry with former Team Ninja lead Tomonobu Itagaki, and Hayashi explains... More
  • Blog Post: Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2 Plus Slashing Its Way To Stores With New Content

    Ryu Hyabusa may be a ninja, but he sure does like to make multiple appearances in the spotlight. Shoddy ninja skill aside, developer Team Ninja released a plethora of details for Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2 Plus, showing off much of what’s in store in a new trailer. A new Ninja Race mode tasks players... More
  • Blog Post: Dead Or Alive 5 Update Promises Swimsuits; Island

    Dead or Alive 5's 1.03 update is now live for PS3 players and is coming in the future for Xbox 360 fighters, and it features new gameplay tweaks, Zack Island, and swimsuit DLC packs. The update (not available for Xbox 360 players until January 29) features: General Updates Combat balancing and new... More
  • Blog Post: Dead or Alive 5 Plus Features Vita Versus PS3 Multiplayer

    Team Ninja is bringing a lot of cross-platform functionality to its Vita port of Dead or Alive 5, including Vita vs. PS3 matches and DLC that works for both systems for one price. While we weren't especially fond of DOA 5, the effort that's gone into allowing users to have a seamless experience... More
  • Blog Post: Dead Or Alive 5 Headed To Vita Next Year

    Team Ninja's Yosuke Hayashi announced in a video today that Dead or Alive 5 is heading to the Vita early next year. The video comes from IGN Pro League's YouTube channel , which you can see below. Hayashi also announced that the the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 versions of the game will be receiving... More
  • Blog Post: Dead Or Alive 5 Influenced By Uncharted's Falling Mechanics

    CVG recently posted an interview with Dead or Alive 5's Yosuke Hayashi and among the many interesting tidibts about the game's development, was the influence Uncharted had the latest release. Surprisingly, it's not the excellent facial animation or high-quality voice acting that Dead or Alive... More
  • Blog Post: Team Ninja And Comcept Reveal Zombified Ninja Gaiden

    Last week Keiji Inafune teased an upcoming zombie game, Yaiba . At a pre-TGS event in Japan, the Mega Man creator revealed that the full title for this game is Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z. During a Team Ninja press conference, Inafune showed up, wearing a Dawn of the Dead shirt, to talk about Yaiba, a game... More
  • Blog Post: How To Market Dead Or Alive 5: Swimsuits

    The Don Drapers over at Tecmo have figured out the perfect way to market Dead Or Alive 5. The answer is swimsuits. Check out the eyepatch-sized swimwear that the women in Team Ninja's new fighting game will be wearing when you order the game's collector's edition. “The Dead or Alive... More
  • Blog Post: Dead Or Alive 5 Gets New Characters, Tag Mode

    Team NINJA revealed this video that shows off the new characters and game mode. In the vignette, newcomers Tina and Jann Lee square off in Tag Mode on a returning fan favorite stage. Check out the video below and let us know what you think in the comments. Dead or Alive 5 is set to hit shelves September... More
  • Blog Post: Tecmo Reveals Dead Or Alive Collector's Edition, Preorder Bonuses

    Tecmo Koei have revealed preorder bonuses for the upcoming Dead or Alive 5, as well as details on its collector's edition. Players who spring for the $79.99 collector's edition get the game, an art book, soundtrack CD, poster, and a set of swimsuits for all of Dead or Alive's (female) cast... More
  • Blog Post: Latest Batch Of Ninja Gaiden 3 DLC Adds Ultimate Ninja Difficulty, More

    Tecmo Koei has released the third batch of DLC for Team Ninja's Ninja Gaiden 3, and this one adds a new difficulty setting. The publisher says the Ultimate Ninja mode is "not for the faint of heart," so pregnant women and people with heart conditions should probably stay far away. The content... More
  • Blog Post: Ninja Gaiden 3's First DLC Is Available Now

    Ninja Gaiden's first batch of downloadable content is available, but you won't find and new story content. Instead it features new weapons for both single player and multiplayer, as well as new outfits, ninja trials, and a new multiplayer map. On April 24, a new Ultimate Ninja difficulty will... More
  • Blog Post: Reiner And Dan Play Ninja Gaiden 3

    If you've been coming to Game Informer for awhile, you're surely familiar with our weekly look back at gaming's past, thanks to our Replay show. While we love this trip down nostalgia lane, we figured we should also give you a look at a new release each week. After years of auditioning Dan... More
  • Blog Post: Team Ninja Head Wants To Class-Up Studio's Image & Games

    Under former studio boss Tomonobu Itagaki, Ninja Gaiden and Dead or Alive developer Team Ninja carved out a reputation that included buxom female characters and violent action. However, new Team Ninja leader Yosuke Hayashi says he wants to move away from the simple use of sex and violence. In an exclusive... More
  • Blog Post: Ninja Gaiden 3 Collector's Edition Revealed

    Tecmo Koei today revealed the collector's edition for Ninja Gaiden 3, due out March 20 for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. This edition offers players all four characters in the Dead or Alive 5 demo stage (Ryu Hayabusa, Hitomi, Ayane, and Hayate), an “Unmask” game art book, soundtrack CD... More
  • Blog Post: Ninja Gaiden 3 Release Date

    Tecmo Koei has announced the release date for Ninja Gaiden 3 on Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. The game hits store shelves on March 20, 2012 in North America. A Collector's Edition is also available for both platforms. It contains a Dead or Alive 5 demo featuring four playable characters, Ryu Hayabusa... More
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