Dead or Alive 5 is an upcoming fighting game in the Dead or Alive franchise. It is the first game in the series to see a multi-platform release since Dead or Alive 2 and the only one to be released simultaneously on both the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 as well as the first in the series to be released for the Xbox 360 since Dead or Alive Xtreme 2. The game is slated to be released on September 25, 2012.
Fights in Dead or Alive are based on a triangle system: strikes beat throws, throws beat holds, and holds beat strikes. When you land an attack of one type that beats another type, like landing a strike when an opponent tries to throw, that attack becomes a Hi Counter attack and does even more damage.
Dead or Alive fights are more than just strikes and throws. You have to know how to use holds too. Right when your opponent throws a strike, do a hold to deflect it and attack them back for a lot of damage in one move.
Two fighters battle it out as the walls around them crumble, generators explode, and entire buildings collapse beneath their feet! In Dead or Alive, you don’t just watch the blockbuster action, you cause it. Use the new Power Blow move to knock your opponent into the series’ signature Danger Zones to cause major damage and mayhem!