Team Ninja may be feeling the heat at the moment due to conflicting Ninja Gaiden 3 reviews, but the developer does have another project on the way which may prove more appealing to fans – Dead or Alive 5.
The latest addition to this long running franchise is due for release in September on the Xbox 360 and PS3, but if you have already bought Ninja Gaiden 3, you’ll find a bonus alpha demo of Dead or Alive 5 ready and waiting.
The playable characters in the demo will differ depending on which version of Ninja Gaiden 3 you bought. If you pick up the PS3 version, you’ll get Hayate and Ayane, while the Xbox 360 version will offer Hitomi and Ryu Hayabusa himself. However, if you forked out for the Collector’s Edition of Ninja Gaiden 3, Team Ninja has included all four characters on the demo which is a nice little extra.
The good news, is that if you haven’t bought Ninja Gaiden 3, you’ll still be able to check out some footage of the demo as it is now starting to appear all over YouTube. One particular video which you may want to check out though comes courtesy of Free Step Dodge, who have provided a two hour gameplay stream with commentary. The video also gives you an introduction into some of the new moves featured in the game, including a brand new air throw for Ryu Hayabusa.
The graphics are looking pretty good as you expect from a Dead or Alive fighting game and unsurprisingly, there is a lot of breast action as well from the likes of Ayane and Hitomi. Check out the action for yourself below and let us know your initial impressions from the demo – have you played it?
At the moment, there’s no word on whether this demo will be releasing on Xbox Live or the PS Store, but we imagine it will stay exclusive to Ninja Gaiden 3 buyers for the time being, otherwise it defeats the objective really doesn’t it?