Dead or Alive 5 Canadian Taekwondo Master Rig
The Dead or Alive fighting game franchise has never gotten quite the same kind of street cred as Street Fighter or Tekken–possibly because of the whole beach volleyball thing–but it will soon have one big selling point for those of us north of the 49th parallel: a Canadian character.
A new character named Rig was revealed in the latest issue of Famitsu and, well, we don’t know much about him. We do know that he hails from Canada–no saying whether he’s Quebecois, a Newfie, a prairie guy, or a West Coaster, but whatever–and that his fighting style is Korean taekwondo.
As a refresher, Dead or Alive 5 will have a “rock paper scissors” fighting interruption system. Strikes beat throws, throws beat holds, and holds beat strikes. Play up those mind games! It’s set to hit PS3 and Xbox 360 this September.