Dead or Alive 6 Launching in Early 2019 for PC, PS4, Xbox One

Dead or Alive 6 has just been announced by Koei Tecmo and Team Ninja, and is set to launch for multiple platforms in early 2019.

News by Hirun Cryer, .

Dead or Alive 6 is all set to launch in "early 2019". Koei Tecmo and Team Ninja are developing the upcoming fighter game. Announced via the teaser trailer just below, Dead or Alive 6 will be launching for the PC, PS4 and the Xbox One early next year.

In the reveal trailer, the action takes place in a caged backstreet arena and a glitzy large venue arena, with characters going head to head with one another in the rings.

IGN recently went hands-on with the upcoming brawler, and Dead or Alive 6 producer and director Yohei Shimbori emphasised that there haven't been any changes to how the game fundamentally plays, saying the team "didn’t want to change the core mechanics", mainly because "It can feel disappointing if a game you used to enjoy no longer feels familiar".

Shimbori also stated that Dead or Alive 6 will be running in 4K when it launches on the PC, PS4, and Xbox One, presumably only on the Pro and One X versions of the two consoles. Team Ninja is also putting more effort into the single-player and offline modes for Dead and Alive 6, so it can be enjoyed both online and offline.

A new feature for the fighting game is that ninja characters like Hayabusa and Hayate can now have their masks smashed off, revealing their full faces underneath. Dead or Alive 5: Last Round is playable at the EVO tournament later this year, and Team Ninja is reportedly considering making Dead or Alive 6 playable at the event as well.

Dead or Alive 6 will be launching for the PC, PS4, and Xbox One platforms in early 2019. There should be more information releasing about the game over the rest of E3 2018, so make sure to keep an eye on USgamer for more information whenever it breaks.

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  • Avatar for Kuni-Nino #1 Kuni-Nino 4 months ago
    The esports bs is something Team Ninja shouldn’t chase. All it does is make the game less appealing if you ask me. They should concentrate on making a good fighting game first. People and pros have to like it first before it can become an esport.

    Anyways, I’m excited to see DOA come back. Tekken, Soul Calibur and now DOA are forging ahead. 3D fighters are in full swing again. Now if only VF got another chance, things would be perfect.
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  • Avatar for NiceGuyNeon #2 NiceGuyNeon 4 months ago
    Thank God it'll be on PC. I played DoA5 on Vita like a genius (not). Not the same experience. I need to play these things with my Xbox pad.
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  • Avatar for Galgomite #3 Galgomite 4 months ago
    I played an old dead or alive game on (I think) PS2 a few months ago, and good lord, it had content that would drive a company out of business today.
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  • Avatar for chaoticBeat #4 chaoticBeat 4 months ago
    @Galgomite Yep, Dead or Alive 2 was a great time! I had it on Dreamcast first, then as a launch title for PS2.
    The series has really lost it's appeal over the years with the way they milked Dead or Alive 5 dlc to death. I won't be surprised if they handle 6 the same way but here's to hoping they don't.
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  • Avatar for TheWildCard #5 TheWildCard 4 months ago
    Have to admit I didn't spend a lot of time with DOA 5, but it's always good to see a 3D fighter coming back. I really do wish they'd dial down the pervy cheeseball factor this time though (not likely I know).

    Now all we need is Virtua Fighter 6.

    *Stares blankly into darkness*
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  • Avatar for 0xDEADBEEF #6 0xDEADBEEF 4 months ago
    I'm honestly surprised this is coming to PC, since the modders really, really called Tecmo's bluff on the whole "play our game in good moral and manner" thing.
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