Tomonobu Itagaki is known as one of the most outspoken game directors in the business today, and was recently asked about his thoughts on the new Dead or Alive 5 being developed by his former studio Team Ninja:
"He views Dead or Alive as like having given a daughter off to be married. It would be bad for a father to always be protective of his daughter. He can only hope that she is given happiness." was his answer according to Andriasang.
When talking about his own game, Itagaki revealed that a multiplayer will also be included in his upcoming Devil's Third, and hopes that the final version will support up to 32 players simultaneously.
Itagaki also told the interviewer that the game has radically changed since the last time it was shown i trailer form:
"Itagaki said that the current game is totally different from the trailer that was shown at E3 2010. Regarding the action component, some areas have become faster, and so-forth. The characters have seen considerable changes -- this includes the main characters."