Virtua Fighter's Akira Yuki Joins Dead or Alive 5

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Team Ninja announced today that Akira Yuki, star of Virtua Fighter, will join the roster of Dead or Alive 5.<br/><br/>Akira's appearance will mark the first playable crossover character from another fighting game ever to be included in the franchise. According to Team Ninja, "Utilizing a Chinese martial art known as Bajiquan, Akira has become a serious, well-disciplined fighter despite his past as an impulsive hot-headed youngster." He's also described as "driven by perfection and the desire to relentlessly master his techniques by taking on any challenger."<br/><br/> <object id="vid_8ed7d6bc850d28609acef6a3beebe273" class="ign-videoplayer" width="468" height="263" data="http://media.ign.com/ev/prod/embed.swf" type="application/x-shockwave-flash"><param name="movie" value="http://media.ign.com/ev/prod/embed.swf"/><param name="" value="true"/><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always"/><param name="bgcolor" value="#000000"/><param name="flashvars" value="url=http://www.ign.com/videos/2012/03/05/dead-or-alive-5-akira-yuki-vignette"/><param name="wmode" value="opaque"/></object> <div style="width:468px"><a target="_blank" href="http://www.ign.com/videos/2012/03/05/dead-or-alive-5-akira-yuki-vignette"><center>Akura Yuki in Action in Dead or Alive 5</center></a></div><br/><br/>"Gamers will have an opportunity to enjoy an unforgettable battle with an esteemed competitor in Akira Yuki set in the Dead or Alive environment," said Team Ninja head Yosuke Hayashi. "This year will prove to be an amazing one for our loyal fighting fans as we are delivering a fantastic fighting game that can only been experienced in Dead or Alive 5." <br/><br/>Dead or Alive 5 will hit stores in September 2012. For more on the game, check out <a target="_blank" href="http://ps3.ign.com/articles/121/1214261p1.html" target="_blank">our hands-on impressions</a>.<br><br><br/><br/>&#169;2012-03-05, IGN Entertainment, Inc. All Rights Reserved
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