Weekly Japanese gaming magazine Famitsu may have spoiled the surprise for us Westerners, but we finally get a reveal of a completely new character for Dead or Alive 5.
In a double first for the Dead or Alive series, Rig is the first Canadian and first taekwondo practitioner to be featured.
Check out the pics and Rig’s reveal trailer after the jump.
Honestly, his character design looks generic to me but, having mostly kick based attacks, Rig seems like he’d be fun to play as.
Bass was revealed and was playable at E3, but he’s been lumped in this trailer since he didn’t get his own. He retains his tank stature and all the grappling moves you’d expect.
The trailer also reveals the English dub for some of the characters. The voices were a bit jarring at first, since I’ve been listening to the Japanese voices since Dead or Alive 2, but their English ones aren’t too bad.
Finally, if beefy taekwondo fighters garbed in construction worker outfits isn’t your thing, Christie makes an appearance and gets a sultry black mini dress that shows off her long legs. I hope that it’s not a DLC outfit, though I’d probably buy it anyway.
– Sullivan O. Bradley