Dead or Alive 5 Director Yohei Shimbori Attending Season’s Beatings: Ascension, Early Bird Registration Ends Tonight

By on September 1, 2012 at 11:32 am

The folks behind this year’s Season’s Beatings event recently sent out a message detailing another special guest that will be making the trip to Ascension in September. Dead or Alive 5 director Yohei Shimbori will be on hand for a special Q&A session with the fans in order to discuss Team NINJA’s newest fighter the week of its release. If you’re interested in the game at all and would like the chance to meet one of its creators, make sure you’re in Cleveland, Ohio the weekend of September 28th.

Their message has been included below.

Dead or Alive 5 Director Yohei Shimbori is confirmed to be attending Season’s Beatings: Ascension on Sept. 28-30! Take part in audience Q&A and to pick up some ProTips for the launch-week DOA5 SBa tournament.

“Talking to Tom Lee [creative director of Team Ninja], it was clear to me that they were serious about making DOA5 a respected, competitive fighter, and they want to support it ground-zero at hardcore, grassroots tournaments.” said SBa Director Chris Hatala (“Ghaleon”). ”We’ve lucky and honored to be hosting Shimbori san this year at Season’s Beatings, and we’re looking forward to contributing to DOA5 launch week in a big way.”

Early-bird registration ends at 11:59 p.m. PST, tonight, Sept. 1. Pre-reg and receive a free SBa shirt designed by Brokentier! Stay tuned to @gdlkEnt for more announcements and SBa news, register at

Don’t miss out on one of the world’s top fighting-game events, with a $5,000 guaranteed minimum pot for Super Street Fighter IV: Arcade ed. 2012 and Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, and a $1,000 guaranteed minimum pot for Tekken Tag Tournament 2.

Confirmed international players include: Korea’s WW.MCZ Laugh, WW.MCZ Infiltration and Cafeid MadKOF; Chile’s Kaneblueriver; and Japan’s FRB Mamespider.