Hitomi, Leifang officially join the Dead or Alive 6 roster

A pair of classic, fan favorite fighters are officially returning to the DOA Tournament ring in Dead or Alive 6.

This morning, on the eve of the start of the Gamescom event, Koei Tecmo revealed that Hitomi and Leifang would indeed be making it into the game (as if we had any doubts), and they also had a crazy new interactive, pirate ship-themed Forbidden Fortune stage to show off as you can see in the screens nad trailer below.

Check out the announcement and media.

Dead or Alive 6 – “T’ai Chi Ch’uan Prodigy & The Fist Of Innocence”:

Dead or Alive 6 - "T'ai Chi Ch'uan Prodigy & The Fist Of Innocence"

Dead or Alive 6 – Hitomi and Leifang screens:

Dead or Alive 6 is scheduled for an early 2019 PS4, Xbox One and PC release.

Two of the most prized characters in the DEAD OR ALIVE universe are set to make their return to action as KOEI TECMO America announced today the addition of Leifang and Hitomi to the DEAD OR ALIVE 6 roster. The two fighters, alongside a brand-new interactive stage, are set to debut inside the Deep Silver and Friends booth in Hall 9, #B011-C010 at Gamescom in Cologne, Germany, August 21-25.

Leifang, known as the T?ai Chi Ch?uan Genius, is the master of using her opponent?s power against them, countering assaults thanks to her flawless Sabaki and Inashi parries. She employs a variety of effective holds to gracefully counter enemy attacks, all the while hoping to prove her strength and capabilities as she pushes forward through the DOA Tournament.

Joining Leifang in DOA6 is ?The Fist of Innocence,? Hitomi. The 20-year-old of mixed German and Japanese descent is a well-balanced karate expert; utilizing speed, power, and a long reach to take down opponents thanks to a straight punch that is equally beautiful and terrifying. Hitomi specializes in using techniques that combine both offensive and defensive elements in one smooth strike.

The two fighters will be highlighted at Gamescom on a freshly-added stage entitled Forbidden Fortune. The dynamic level features the ruins of an old pirate ship, with shattered bones scattered across the top deck, and mountains of gold found below as combatants smash through to the hull to find not only the hidden treasure, but a slew of hidden traps ? not to mention, a giant Kraken guarding the stolen loot. As the Kraken becomes enraged, the ships rocks and shudders, and as the damage spreads to the armory, sparks begin to fly, including gunpowder that catches fire, shooting violent flames over the scene of the fight.