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Dead or Alive 5 video looks like fun

Lei Fang and Zack face off in a circus ring

Dead or Alive 5 is exciting because it looks to be focusing on something fighting games often forget - good, simple, visceral fun.

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Take this fight between Lei Fang and Zack. It's in a circus. There are flame rings, tigers and giant red afros.

We like this. It seems less concerned with frame-counting, air-juggling hardcore competitiveness, and more focused on showing how fun it can be to mash buttons until someone get's their f***ing hair punched off.

DOA5 looks set to bring the fun back to fighting games in September.

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