Career ninja Ryu Hayabusa is going to have a busy year, now that Team Ninja has officially unveiled Dead or Alive 5 for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 in the form of this “pre-alpha” gameplay trailer.
The star of Team Ninja’s Ninja Gaiden 3 is also prominently featured in our first look at Dead or Alive 5, which Tecmo Koei unveiled at this week’s Tokyo Game Show. Team Ninja describes the concept of DOA 5 as “fighting entertainment”.
The console fighting game is expected in 2012.
This is the fighting game series’ first entry on PlayStation console hardware since Dead or Alive 2: Hardcore, released on the PlayStation 2 in 2000.
Team Ninja also released a “key visual” for the game, which appears to feature either Hitomi or Kasumi, one of Dead or Alive‘s many female fighters.