After an absence spanning almost six years, Team Ninja's physics-defying fighting series is returning, with Dead or Alice 5. The game's former lead designer and ex-head of Team Ninja, Tomonobu Itagaki left the company some time ago now, and a real sense of change was brought on by his departure.
As revealed at this year's Tokyo Game Show, Team Ninja have promised that there will be a lot of change in DOA 5, much better graphics and design, and more entertainment. The image below features two of the games female characters, Ayane and Hitomi. Both ladies have featured in the fighting series before, but this image shows that both of them have a new look, thus backing up Team Ninja's claim that the latest title will be somewhat refreshing.
For now, the only characters that have been officially confirmed are Ryu Hayabusa, Hayate, Ayane and Hitomi, but more are expected to be revealed between now and the 2012 release date.
How do you feel about Dead or Alive returning to the fighting genre?