This is Saturn strikes back with Dead or Alive

After a longer break than expected, This is Saturn finally returns with Team Ninja and Tecmo’s fighting game début, Dead or Alive!

Known for its innovative mechanics, recognisable characters, and… some certain other things, Dead or Alive is now an incredibly well known series. But was the first game worth much of a toss? Find out in this new episode!

This is Saturn is a video series created by British teenager Liam ‘TrackerTD’ Ashcroft, aiming to give an alternative and in-depth look at the good, the bad, and the ugly of SEGA Saturn gaming, all whilst maintaining a somewhat strong accent.

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SEGA helping Tecmo get back into the arcade game

Tecmo used to have a healthy arcade business, but did you know they haven’t released an arcade game since 2001’s Monster Farm Jump? That is crazy and it seems that Tecmo has recently been planning on returning to the arcade business with the help of SEGA.

Part of the plan was to deliver a “flagship fighting game arcade for 800 stores in Japan from the end of the year in collaboration with Sega.” and it seems that arcade game is a port of Dead or Alive 5, which features Virtua Fighter characters.

How exactly SEGA is helping them, is unknown at the moment. Could be handling the hardware side of things.

Pai Chan from Virtua Fighter announced as playable in the upcoming Dead or Alive 5

We went crazy when Virtua Fighter poster boy, Akira Yuki was announced as a playable character in Dead or Alive 5 earlier this year. But we had rumors that he wasn’t the only Virtua Fighter to join the dark side. Today we have confirmation (and screenshots) that Pai Chan will also join Akria Yuki and Sarah Bryant.

Is this the last Virtua Fighter? I hope so, even though I like cross overs, if they continue they might as well call the game Dead or Alive vs Virtua Fighter.