The last main entry in the Dead or Alive franchise was Dead or Alive 5, released all the way back in 2013 with DLCs for the game being released up until 2015.
Besides the updated look, Dead or Alive 6 will be more approachable to new players.
Team Ninja and TecmoKoei have announced the first numbered title in the Dead or Alive series in nearly 7 years, with a launch window set for sometime in early 2019. Not much is known about the gameplay, but a new combo and special attack system called Fatal Rush and Break Gauge were teased. The justification for the addition is one of simply moving the franchise to a new direction, according to Team Ninja's Yosuke Hayashi. "In the end, I'm glad we have a new generation of developers who are trying to move the series into a new era", Hayashi told IGN.
Sporting a brand-new engine and full support for modern consoles, it's time to get excited again for Ryu Hayabusa, Zack, and ground-breaking jiggle-physics pioneer Kasumi. "It can feel disappointing if a game you used to enjoy no longer feels familiar, so we didn't want to change the core mechanics", Shimbori said. Turns out that's exactly what was happening as Tecmo has just announced that Dead or Alive 6 is officially being released. Director/Producer Yohei Shimbori says that the final roster will include other characters from past games, on top of introducing some fresh blood to the fight.