Thanks to images showcasing the game’s Collector’s Edition, fans have discovered what could point to a 25-character roster.
Dead or Alive 6is set to release on February 15, 2018. A special Collector’s Edition of the title is currently available for purchase in Japan, priced at ¥12,800 (about $114.00), which includes a slew of items and accessories for fan consumption. Alongside an official soundtrack, an art book, and a code for the game’s Digital Deluxe Edition comes a set of tin collector’s badges, each of which seems to feature a playable character from the title.
A series of pictures teasing the Collector’s Edition reveals that there are 25 of these badges in total — leading some fans to believe that the beginning roster size will also match this number. Dead or Alive 5, the most current game in the series, features a total of 30 characters — so an initial release of 25 fighters isn’t too far-fetched.
DOA6 is also set to have a new, female character. A press release revealed a poster set in the game’s Strongest Package, the third of which was said to feature a brand-new female fighter. Alongside the poster set (specially made for bathroom use) comes an unsurprising collection of busty (and bootylicious) mousepads, a dakimakura pillowcase, and everything included in the Collector’s Edition. The Strongest Package can be purchased for 25,800 yen (approximately $230.00).
With Diego being the newest character in the series, coupled with the upcoming female character, fans can look forward to more reveals — and perhaps, more realistic jiggle physics — before the game’s full release in February.