Tecmo Koei’s E3 Plans Are Pretty Much a Dead or Alive 5 One-Ring Circus

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You might be wondering what Tecmo Koei's got up its corporate sleeves after Ninja Gaiden 3 chopped its way release earlier this year. Well, it's a good thing that E3's right around the corner so that we can find out. The folks who put out lots and lots of Dynasty Warriors games have put the word out on what they'll be showing. It's, uh, mostly Dead or Alive 5, with that Pokemon Conquest game and RPG title Mugen Souls. And as always, keep in mind that this is just what they're telling us now. There might be some surprises come next week.


DEAD OR ALIVE 5 incorporates a variety of martial arts fighting techniques into its signature fighting style to create a new generation of intense DEAD OR ALIVE combat. Players will once again take on the roles of the cast of DEAD OR ALIVE fighters, along with new contenders such as Virtua Fighter's Akira Yuki, in an action-packed brawler set in visually striking locations from around the world. The famed DEAD OR ALIVE hand-to-hand combat returns in DOA5, supported by new 3D stages that change as the match progresses. Created by TEAM NINJA, the fighting game will ship for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 in September.

DEAD OR ALIVE 5 Tournament
Kicking off at E3 with an exciting competition, the IPL's DEAD OR ALIVE 5 pro gaming tournament will continue throughout the summer culminating in the crowning of the "I'm a Fighter" world champion timed to the game's September launch. The E3 tournament will qualify the first set of finalists for tournament series to find the ultimate DOA5 master, with each match being streamed on large screens and live broadcast on http://doa.ign.com. Aspiring fighters are encouraged to sign up at the TKA booth in the South Hall, Booth #2047. Come early for the best viewing spots as crowds are sure to gather!

§ Tuesday, June 5th: 1PM: 1st Tournament | 4PM: 2nd Tournament
§ Wednesday, June 6th: 12PM: 3rd Tournament | 3PM: 4th Tournament
§ Thursday, June 7th: 12PM: Tournament Finals

Partner Titles
The TECMO KOEI booth will also host partner titles including the following:
Pokemon Conquest (Nintendo DS family) — Warlords and their Pokemon clash in Pokemon Conquest, a new game for the Nintendo DS family of systems! Battle other Warlords-and their Pokemon-to conquer all before you and unite the 17 kingdoms of Ransei. Meet Warriors and their Pokemon, plan new strategies, and explore the massive Ransei region in this new Pokemon adventure. Pokemon Conquest launches on June 18, and will be published by Nintendo of America, Inc.

Mugen Souls (PlayStation 3) – Become the Undisputed Goddess and take over the world! Mugen Souls is an Absolutely Insane RPG. Take on the role of Goddess Chou-Chou, and use your peons to take over the world. Fight against both Heroes and Demon Lords, and enjoy battles with billions of damages, unique/crazy characters and a world rich in chaos. Mugen Souls launches on September 18, and will be developed by Compile Heart and published by NIS America.



That screenshot could practically be from DOA2 for the Dreamcast. Other than some new costumes (and possibly some thicker thighs?), has this series progressed visually at all over the last decade?