Every day is one day closer to the release of Dead or Alive 5.  While the critical reviews of Ninja Gaiden 3 have given me a tiny bit of concern, I still have faith in Tecmo Koei that they will make DoA 5 great.  A user on neogaf looked into the demo files (or some computer ninja action) and found the full roster for the upcoming fighter.  Here it is:

Pai
Sarah
Akira
Mila
Rig
Bayman
Hitomi (ed: bold added based on importance of character)
Christie
Brad
Lisa
Eliot
Ayane
Leifang
Hayate
Kokoro
Bass
Leon
Helena
Genfu
Kasumi
Hayabusa
Jannlee
Tina
Zack
Alpha152

Mila and Rig are new names to the series.  I am currently going through the DoA title for 3DS again and will let you know if they make any mention of these characters.  The series is as well known for it’s crazy stories as it is for it’s women, but I’m gonna try to get through the story again to see if they hint at them in any way. But Hitomi is in there, so really, who cares about the rest?

If you would like an early look at the controls and set up of the DoA series, specificaly for the 5th entry, visit the online manual here.  Also – 4 characters are up on the site with a little background, if you are interested.

Oh – one final thing! If you would like a chance to start practicing, we have a few codes to give out for PS3, simply leave us a memory from a previous DoA title in the comments below and we will choose winners soon.

(Editors note: The codes have been distributed to the lucky commenters. Please keep sharing the stories, though. Chris is making a list of you all so he can take you on when the full version arrives.)

via[Kotaku]

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