Team Ninja has announced that the final boss from the original Dead or Alive, Raidou, will be playable in the upcoming title, Dead or Alive 5: Last Round. In a press release, the developer said that the character, who was presumed dead after being defeated in the original DOA tournament, will return as a “half-mechanized killing machine.”
Having lost his memory as a side effect of his cybernetic upgrades, all that remains is his unquenchable thirst for power, and his willingness to use whatever brutal methods it takes to achieve glory. Hailing from the same ninja clan as Kasumi and Hayate, Raidou was exiled from his own village when his brutal thirst for power went too far, only deepening his hatred of the clan. His fighting style is Mugen Tenshin Ninjutsu at its core, and he even possesses the ability to recognize and imitate the moves of opponents he has encountered, while keeping original techniques up his sleeve.
Last Round is scheduled for release in February 2015.