Team Ninja has announced two new assassins to the fighting roster for Dead or Alive 5, which is set to release in September for the Xbox 360 and PS3. The new characters aren’t really “new,” as both Christie and Bayman are making a return to the Dead or Alive series in DOA5. Both characters have been completely redesigned in their appearance, and their unique play styles have been honed as well.
Christie, a British female assassin, is a cold-blooded, merciless woman. She possesses the perfect qualities for an assassin with Shequan (Snake Fist) style. While dodging attacks she approaches her enemies in a snake like manner – faster than the eye can see, in a single blow she brings her opponents to their demise.
Bayman, a man of few words, was formerly an assassin. A “hold” specialist who fights with the combat style of Sambo, a Russian military hand-to-hand combat technique, Bayman carries out his tasks with the utmost perfection. He heads to the battlefield now as a soldier with one mission… ultimate victory.
Christie and Bayman meet again on the all new Hot Zone stage. An army helicopter lingers overhead amassing clouds of sand that envelop the epic battle. Inside the decrepit building armored militants await with RPGs. As the brawl reaches its threshold, another life threatening “fight” unfolds – an RPG missile causes the army helicopter to crash and explode upon the challengers. Players can create a strategic benefit from this event through precise timing to launch a Power Blow. In turn, the crashed helicopter becomes a “Danger Zone” that players can use to their advantage.