Celebrating 22 years of the series, Team Ninja announces “Dead or Alive 5 Evo Showdown 2018”

By on May 22, 2018 at 5:00 pm

Dead or Alive fans, your time is nigh! Team Ninja and Koei TECMO announce a special event during this year’s Evolution Championship SeriesDead or Alive 5: Last Round will appear at Evo for the first time. Aside from a tournament, there will be an opportunity to grab special merchandise at the event.

DOA series producer Yosuke Hayashi and director Yohei Shimbori posted the following message:

“To the DOA fans and fighting game fans, thanks to you all we are proudly announcing that DEAD OR ALIVE 5 Last Round will take part in the world’s largest fighting game festival Evo.

5 years have passed since the DOA5 series started and it’s been played by more than 10 million gamers. Meanwhile, the DOA community has expanded to become larger than ever before.

To proceed to the next stage, we announced the end of the DOA5 series in December, but to my surprise the god of fighting games has given us another chance to let players enjoy this franchise at an event once more.

Though it’s a side tournament, the fact that DOA is joining Evo itself is key, and something which we have been longing for over 10 years.

So, I hope you will join and enjoy the show!”

The post also mentions that registration for this event will open at a later date, so stay tuned. If you plan to attend this, make sure to take the first step by registering for Evo 2018.

Source: Team Ninja

Luke "Woocash" Siuty is a Chicago-based writer who specializes in ArcSys titles. A Guilty Gear veteran, he plays Baiken and commits atrocities by playing Sin when he's not busy pondering the ArcSys Cycle. He's always down to talk on Twitter, so send him tips. He's good at OS-ing in real life, not so much in video games, though.