Dead or Alive 7 (Japanese: デッドオアアライブ7 Hepburn: Deddo oa Araibu 7) is a fighting video game developed by Team Ninja and published by Koei Tecmo. It is the seventh main installment in the Dead or Alive series, released for Microsoft Windows, Playstation 5, and Xbox Series X on May 6, 2024.

Gameplay

The gameplay in Dead or Alive 7 is similar to Dead or Alive 6.

Plot

When Raidou was killed again, his spirit consumed Honoka, which drastically increased her strength and made her turn evil. She set out to avenge her father on her own, having acquired more strength than ever. Kasumi, who was responsible for the death of Raidou in the first Dead or Alive tournament, felt that even if it killed her, it would have been better for her to take care of it. Ryu compromised and told her to be vigilant and, if needed, call for backup.

The seventh Dead or Alive tournament was declared by Zack, which could give her an opportunity to defeat Honoka and claim victory.

Characters

Returning

  • Ayane
  • Bass Armstrong
  • Bayman
  • Brad Wong
  • Christie
  • Diego
  • Ein
  • Eliot
  • Gen Fu
  • Hayate
  • Helena Douglas
  • Hitomi
  • Honoka
  • Jann Lee
  • Kasumi
  • Kokoro
  • La Mariposa/Lisa Hamilton
  • Leifang
  • Leon
  • Marie Rose
  • Mila
  • NiCO
  • Nyotengu
  • Phase-4
  • Rig
  • Ryu Hayabusa
  • Tina Armstrong
  • Zack

New

TBD

Development

Prior to the announcement of the final update for Dead or Alive 6, there have been rumors about Team Ninja releasing an ”Ultimate” edition of the game with additional features. On November 18, 2020, the team had confirmed that they would be working on Dead or Alive 7 on their Twitter page. The game was officially announced at the 2021 E3 event.

Reception

Dead or Alive 7 recieved positive reviews according to the review aggregation website Metacritic. In Japan, Famitsu gave it a score of 30 out of 40.

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