Dead or Alive 5 is a bit less than two months away and we're starting to see more video coming out on a pretty regular basis. now, i don't make fighting games, but i bet that balancing out the damage dealt by grabs, counters, and combos requires a whole lotta testing and feedback. with that said, some dudes over at Tecmo Koei America have been putting out some short combo videos of the stuff they've done during testing. some of the damage done by these combos are pretty ludicrous but it is test footage so they're assuring us that some of this stuff probably won't be in the final build.
- here's the first one with Kokoro, Kasumi, Jann Lee, Akira (from Virtua Fighter), Lei Fang and newcomer Rig.
- the second one features Ayane (!!!), Hayate, Tina, Bass, Zack and Sarah (also from Virtua Fighter).
- the third one showcases combos with Hitomi, Ryu, Christie, Bayman and Lisa (La Mariposa).
in addition to that stuff, they put up matches as well.
i'd embed these videos but the giant bomb text interface doesn't make it very easy to make the videos presentable. as for the videos themselves, the game certainly looks a lot more.. um, floaty than before. it looks like dudes (and ladies) have a lot more time in the air when they get launched, which looks like there's a lot more potential for awesome some looking combos, especially for Hitomi and Kasumi. like i said, there's some pretty crazy damage shown in those videos that's hopefully fixed by the time that the game launches.
along with all this stuff, there's gonna be a second Dead or Alive 5 tournament, continuing on from the E3 tournament. it's gonna be hosted by IGN after their 12 Days of DOA5 thingy that they've got going on. every day (besides weekends) they will put up some new information about a specific fighter, game footage or expanding upon changes from build to build as the game comes closer to release. it all finishes off with their DOA5 tournament that'll be on the 18th. you can find information, links to articles and all that junk over on this page. the articles they have up are actually real fascinating, especially the one up about Rig.
that's about it right now. i just thought i'd throw this up since there hasn't been that much coverage of Dead or Alive 5 on Giant Bomb.