Many Dead or Alive 5 characters will be playable for Xbox 360 and PS3 when the fighting game releases in September 2012. So far, most of the characters announced are returning favorites, but the game will also have brand new characters, as well as Virtua Fighter guest character.
The list of confirmed playable characters is 24 so far, although not all have been officially announced. So the complete Dead Or Alive 5 roster may grow as more characters are confirmed and added here.
NOTE: We also have a guide about how to unlock the 5 Dead or Alive 5 secret characters.
Confirmed Dead or Alive 5 Characters:
1. Akira Yuki *Virtua Fighter GUEST Character*
6. Brad Wong
9. Gen Fu
11. Helena Douglas
13. Jann Lee
17. Lisa Hamilton (AKA La Mariposa)
18. Mila *NEW Character In DOA 5*
19. Pai Chan *Virtua Fighter GUEST Character*
20. Rig *NEW Character In DOA 5*
21. Ryu Hayabusa
22. Sarah Bryant *Virtua Fighter GUEST Character*
23. Tina Armstrong
Note: Leon was removed from the final game without explanation.
Who are you hoping to see in Dead or Alive 5?
Here’s the debut trailer for Dead or Alive 5.
This Dead or Alive 5 video preview brings you up to speed on all the features.
This here gallery gives you close-ups of the characters:
Update March 23, 2012: Thanks to Sectus for discovering the Dead Or Alive 5 character list hidden in the Ninja Gaiden 3 executable. That models leak also confirmed most characters in the final roster will have 6 costumes to choose from.
Update September 11, 2012: First footage of the new fighter Mila has been revealed!
Mila is an up-and-coming MMA champion who has scored spectacular victories all over the world. She spends her days training at the gym in between shifts at her part-time job, honing her skills as a lightning fast, orthodox striker with a strong follow-up ground game. Mila also feels intense admiration for a certain fighter, and she has entered the fifth Dead or Alive Tournament to follow her dream of taking on her idol in the ring.