Apart from the high-level competition, DEAD OR ALIVE Festival included some exciting news concerning upcoming content for Dead or Alive 5 Last Round. The developers are currently at work putting together a new stage and costumes, but the biggest announcement was certainly their teasing of yet another character. Unlike past additions, this character seems to be entirely new to the Dead or Alive universe.
While they previously mentioned that all this content will arrive in Last Round sometime in spring 2016, a recent Famitsu interview with producer Yosuke Hayashi has narrowed that timeframe down a bit. “I can’t give any details, but for the new character we’re introducing, their creation has already been set. We think we can debut them around March 2016, so please enjoy the wait,” Hayashi expalined. “All I can tell you is that we’ve never gone in this direction with a character.”
As the interview originally concerned Team NINJA’s work on Dead or Alive Xtreme 3, Famitsu would go on to ask if the new character would appear in that title, possibly fishing for information on their gender. Hayashi was obviously quiet on the subject, but did confide that they would not appear in other property.
Source: Famitsu via Absent Minded, tip via NightmareSteam