KOEI TECMO America and Team NINJA announced NiCO, the second original character to make her debut in the hotly-anticipated fighter, DEAD OR ALIVE 6.
The new character NiCO was on display for the first time this past weekend inside the DEAD OR ALIVE Festival in Tokyo, which was a fan-focused event that featured live demos, cosplay, and tournament action.
NiCO is known as “The Lightning Technomancer” and is a practitioner of Pencak Silat, a historic martial art of Southeast Asia. The frenetic fighter employs powerful plasma discharges in her attacks, boosting her Pencak Silat strikes to another level, while at the same time using her EMF Rings to move at ultra-high rates of speed.
That’s not all either as NiCO is also a genius scientist entrusted with Donovan’s secret M.I.S.T. development project. Despite her youthful appearance, she provides a genuine threat to the ninjas with her sharp, analytical mind and her natural sense for martial arts.
Joining NiCO in DEAD OR ALIVE 6 is and coming off the latest reveal of Helena’s half-sister is Kokoro. A master of Ba Ji Quan, Kokoro uses a combination of elbow and palm thrusts to compliment an array of throws aimed at destroying her opponent’s balance.
Graceful, yet powerful, Kokoro’s fighting style incorporates the hard and soft elements that represent the spirit she refines through her maiko training.
Also returning to action is La Mariposa, a luchadora who excels at aerial attacks and is known as “The Immortal Butterfly”. Under the mask, the professional wrestler is really Lisa Hamilton – a former DOATEC researcher who at one time conducted experiments on the ninja Hayate. And although it was rumored that she had retired after the 5th Tournament, La Mariposa is back, deadlier than ever.
The NiCO reveal also showcased two new stages for DEAD OR ALIVE 6, including ZERO, a research facility built by M.I.S.T. highlighted by shattered glass and freefalls, not to be outdone by MIYABI, a quiet Japanese town surrounded by bamboo. Breakthrough the thicket and watch as fighters crash down into a secluded spot known as The Hidden Garden, adding a little atmospheric magic to the fight.
In addition, Team NINJA released the first images of the all-new DOA CENTRAL. Here, gamers will be able to customize their characters before each fight, including changing costumes, hairstyles, and even glasses.
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DEAD OR ALIVE 6 is currently in development for the PlayStation®4 Computer Entertainment System, Xbox One, and digitally on Windows PC via Steam®. Pre-orders across all systems are now underway, with console pre-order bonuses at select retailers set to include Nyotengu as a downloadable character available at launch and an additional costume for Kasumi.
For the latest pre-order information, including a description of all pre-order and early purchase bonuses, please visit the Team Ninja Studio official website at https://www.teamninja-studio.com/doa6/us/. Make sure to Like them on Facebook as well.
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