Team Ninja has shared details regarding two new gameplay elements found in Dead or Alive 5; Power Blow and Cliffhanger. Using the pre-alpha trailer previously release as an example, TN explains how these two features work in the fighter.
-The part where time slows down and Hayate hits Hayabusa back into the steel beams–that’s a Power Blow.
-The fighter doing a Power Blow has a little time to change the direction.
-So you could choose what Danger Zone to send an opponent into.
-When Hayabusa is dangling from the edge of the platform–that’s a new kind of Danger Zone we’re calling a Cliffhanger.
-In the video, Hayate just charges and beats him down, but there’s actually a little gameplay going on during a Cliffhanger. Hayabusa could have turned things around on Hayate.
Dead or Alive 5 will be heading to the PS3 and 360 sometime in 2012.