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

Monday, 5 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.