Announced this weekend during the 2016 Dead or Alive Festival in Japan, The King of Fighters’ Mai Shiranui will be joining the roster of Dead or Alive 5: Last Round for the PlayStation 4 in September. Nippon ichi!
Years before Dead or Alive introduced breast physics to 3D fighters, SNK’s Mai was generating sympathetic back pain in two dimensions via the Fatal Fury series, starting with Fatal Fury 2 in 1992 (though her physics were censored in many early Western releases.)
Seeing her design for her Dead or Alive debut, it’s as if she were in the game the entire time. Check out the live reveal of Dead of Alive Mai at the 4:04:30 mark in the video below.
Mai will arrive in Dead or Alive 5: Last Round for the PlayStation 4 in September, one month after she arrives as part of the Women Fighters Team in The King of Fighters XIV.