Yesterday, Esppiral unleashed the first Dead or Alive 5 Last Round Ryo Hazuki and Lan Di retextures for all to download. Today, we have video to show the two rivals in action.
Despite the game’s director Yosuke Hayashi publicly stating he wanted Shenmue’s Ryo Hazuki as a playable character in Dead or Alive 5 leading up to its release, it never came to pass. With Final Round releasing on Steam in late March, an active modding community has grown, making it possible to retexture Jacky and Akira as Ryo and Lan Di, respectively.
Of course, it’d be awesome if SEGA officially licensed the characters to Team Ninja, this might be as close as we get to seeing them in the game.
You can download them below: