In the realm of fighting games, epic crossovers are nothing new, and now the cast of Dead Or Alive 6 is paying a visit to King Of Fighters All Star. Since its premiere in 2019, Netmarble Games’ mobile-based fighting game has welcomed a slew of special guests, including fighters from the Tekken and Samurai Shodown series, as well as WWE Superstars The Rock and John Cena.
That’s just for All Stars; the King Of Fighters franchise has appeared in a variety of games due to main fighter Terry Bogard’s appearance in Super Smash Bros Ultimate and parent company SNK’s participation in Capcom’s long-running VS series for numerous titles in the early 2000s. During the creation of KoF ’98, Dragonball Z’s Son Goku was even briefly included in the fun, but this was only a fun playtest by the creators.
Netmarble, the creator of King Of Fighters All-Stars, revealed a forthcoming crossover with the 2019 fighting game Dead Or Alive 6 in a press release yesterday. On July 29, four characters from that series will be introduced to All Star’s roster: Honoka, the easygoing schoolgirl, Kasumi, the fighting manservant Marie Rose, and the tengu princess Nyotengu. Honoka and Marie Rose will be accessible for free.
The other two will be unlocked, as well as unique “swimsuit version” outfits for all four. On Netmarble’s King Of Fighters AllStar website, fans may pre-register for the next Dead Or Alive 6 update and earn a bonus of 3,000 Rubies.
The Dead Or Alive franchise women were last seen in Dead Or Alive 6, which garnered mostly positive reviews for its enhanced gameplay but was panned for its weak narrative and rudimentary multiplayer.
More recently, an unauthorized video of 2017’s Dead or Alive Xtreme: Venus Vacation (a web browser upgrade to Dead or Alive Xtreme 3) was discovered circulating in Japan, leading DOA developer Koei Tecmo to approach law police.
Because KOF staple Mai Shiranui served as a DLC character in both Dead Or Alive 5 and Dead Or Alive 6, this newest mash-up is pretty suitable for the summer season. When the King Of Fighters AllStar/Dead Or Alive 6 crossover releases on July 29, fans will be able to add Honoka, Kasumi, Marie Rose, and Nyotengu to their mobile fighting lineups.