Kokoro, La Mariposa, and Newcomer NiCO Confirmed for Dead or Alive 6

Publisher Koei Tecmo and developer Team Ninja have announced more playable characters for Dead or Alive 6.

Both Kokoro and La Mariposa will return in the new fighter, as well as a new character – NiCO. Featured above, you can view a new trailer for each new fighter.

Here’s a rundown on each character:

  • NiCO (voice by Sumire Uesaka) NiCO, known as “The Lightning Technomancer” is a practitioner of Pencak Silat, a historic martial art of Southeast Asia. The frenetic fighter employs powerful plasma discharges in her attacks, boosting her Pencak Silat strikes to another level, while at the same time using her EMF Rings to move at ultrahigh rates of speed. But that’s not all; as NiCO is also a genius scientist entrusted with Donovan’s secret M.I.S.T. development project. Despite her youthful appearance, she provides a genuine threat to the ninjas with her sharp, analytical mind and her natural sense for martial arts.
  • Kokoro (voice by Ayako Kawasumi) Joining NiCO in Dead or Alive 6 is the latest reveal is Helena’s half-sister, Kokoro. A master of Ba Ji Quan, Kokoro uses a combination of elbow and palm thrusts to compliment an array of throws aimed at destroying her opponent’s balance. Graceful, yet powerful, Kokoro’s fighting style incorporates the hard and soft elements that represent the spirit she refines through her maiko training.
  • La Mariposa (voice by Maaya Sakamoto) Also returning to action is La Mariposa, a luchadora who excels at aerial attacks and is known as “The Immortal Butterfly”. Under the mask, the professional wrestler is really Lisa Hamilton – a former DOATEC researcher who at one time conducted experiments on the ninja Hayate. And although it was rumored that she had retired after the 5th Tournament, La Mariposa is back, deadlier than ever.

Dead or Alive 6 is launching for Windows PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One on February 15th, 2019. An arcade version is also planned for Japan.

Brandon Orselli


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