Virtua Fighter’s Akira to be playable Dead or Alive 5 character

Monday, 5th March 2012 16:18 GMT By Debabrata Nath

Sega’s revealed that Virtua Fighter mascot Akira Yuki will be a playable character in Dead or Alive 5.

This is the first time that the Dead or Alive series will feature a character who’s previously made an appearance in another fighting game.

“Gamers will have an opportunity to enjoy an unforgettable battle with an esteemed competitor in Akira Yuki set in the Dead or Alive environment,” said Yosuke Hayashi, studio head of Team Ninja. “This year will prove to be an amazing one for our loyal fighting fans as we are delivering a fantastic fighting game that can only been experienced in Dead or Alive 5.”

It’s also released a new video showing Akira in action. The game’s in development for PS3 and Xbox 360 but has no date as yet. Check the video out below.



  1. varsas

    Prelude to a VS or X game?

    #1 3 years ago
  2. Debabrata Nath

    Anything is possible. :D

    #2 3 years ago
  3. Moonwalker1982

    Wow, Kasumi looks quite more ‘realistic’ here, it was about time they did that. I’d almost buy this when it comes out, if it wasn’t for me putting a fighting game down after a few tries. Just doesn’t hold my interest.

    #3 3 years ago
  4. Dark

    I am shocked on how beautiful Kasumi and this game is.

    #4 3 years ago
  5. brotherhoodofthewolf

    great trailer! akira’s style fits DOA nicely i think

    #5 3 years ago

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