Even though we all knew that she would be included, today Tecmo Koei has released a new gameplay trailer for Dead or Alive 5 featuring Kasumi battling against Ayane. Although you may wish to see Kasumi in action, you will likely want to watch the video for another reason entirely. That reason is because Dead or Alive 5 will contain a playable guest character from the Virtua Fighter series, Akira Yuki.
You can see all three characters in action below. Yosuke Hayashi, studio head of Team NINJA described Akira Yuki as “an esteemed competitor” who is “driven by perfection and the desire to relentlessly master his techniques by taking on any challenger.” This marks the second time a guest character has appeared in the Dead or Alive series, with Virtua Fighter being a Sega franchise. The first guest character for the series was Nicole-458 in Dead or Alive 4, a female Spartan from the Halo series.