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Dead or Alive 5 Character Relationships and Backstory Explained

Dead or Alive 5 Character Relationships and Backstory Explained

We’ve already heard about a new Canadian character named Rig, but what’s going on with the rest of the Dead or Alive 5 universe? You’re probably not as involved with the DoA universe as you might be with Street Fighter or Tekken, so this little chart from Team Ninja should help clear a few things up.

You can see the different relationships between the Dead or Alive 5 characters. You’ll be reminded that Kasumi and Ayane are half-sisters, for example, and that Ryu Hayabusa is friends with Hayate. Click on the image above to get the higher resolution version.

If you click through to the Team Ninja website, you’ll also find that they’ve summarized “the story so far” in each of the four previous Dead or Alive games. Each plot for each title is described in a few short paragraphs, so you’ll get caught up in no time. Or, you know, you could just play the game and forget about the story altogether.

Posted by: Akuma on Monday, August 13th, 2012

E3 2012 – Tekken Tag Tournament 2 Gameplay Video

So, as far as I can tell, nothing came out of E3 2012 about Tekken X Street Fighter, but Namco came out in full force with Tekken Tag Tournament 2… including the unveiling of the official Snoop Dogg stage. Yes, the rapper collaborated with them to create a custom song and stage for the upcoming fighting game.

They’re saying that there will be over fifty characters in total, plus a “plethora” of stages and lots of 3D fighting opportunities. Do you see Evo potential here? 1v1? 2v2? 1v2?

Look for Tekken Tag Tournament 2 this September. GET READY FOR THE NEXT BATTLE!

Posted by: Akuma on Saturday, June 9th, 2012

Sony Clones Super Smash Bros, Creates PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale for PS3

PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale

The Super Smash Bros series from Nintendo is fantastic. I’m more of a purist, so I don’t really consider it a traditional fighting game, but it’s still a lot of fun. It’s also great that you can pit, say, Kirby against Ganondorf against Star Fox against Sonic the Hedgehog. Apparently, Sony wants a piece of that action.

In what is clearly a blatant ripoff of Smash Bros, Sony has just released the trailer for PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale. Set for release on the PS3, it takes the same (up to) four-player simultaneous mechanic with large stages and wide camera angles. The “damage percentage” thing from Smash Bros is replaced with a conventional health bar, but it’s pretty much the same game. The difference is you get characters like that scary clown from Twisted Metal, Parappa the Rapper, and Fat Princess. No Falcon Punch here.

This isn’t necessarily a bad game, but there’s no denying where the developers got their “inspiration.”

Posted by: Akuma on Saturday, April 28th, 2012