Andriasang is reporting that Yousuke Hayashi of Team Ninja recently spoke with Famitsu about the inclusion of additional characters in Dead or Alive 5. With all the trouble they went through snagging Akira, Hayashi says he probably won’t be the only character. Virtua Fighter isn’t specifically mentioned, so we may be seeing other franchises join the mix. Also, Akira will handle almost exactly like he does in Virtua Fighter, so fans of that franchise looking to make the transition because of him should find no problem in doing so.
Source: Famitsu via Andriasang