The as-yet-unrevealed full roster of fighters in Tecmo Koei's Dead or Alive 5 may have been leaked, a NeoGAF post reveals (via Kotaku). Unidentified hackers allegedly discovered the information buried inside the code for the playable DoA5 demo that was included with Ninja Gaiden 3.
There are 25 characters in all on the list. Two are completely new and three others are visitors from the Virtua Fighter series. The hackers also supposedly discovered as many as six alternate costumes for various fighters. To be clear: take all of this as a rumor for now. Even if the info found in the demo's executable really exists, that list still might not be final. Hit the jump for the full breakdown.
Pai, Sarah and Akira are the three Virtua Fighter combatants. Mila and Rig are the two new ones. Returning DoA names include: Bayman, Hitomi, Christie, Brad, Lisa, Eliot, Ayane, Lei Fang, Hayate, Kokoro, Bass, Leon, Helena, Gen Fu, Kasumi, Hayabusa, Jann Lee, Tina and Zack. Alpha-152 also appears on the list and costume data was discovered for her. This suggests that the DoA4 boss will be playable in Dead or Alive 5.
We're following up with Tecmo, but don't expect much in the way of confirmation. Roster reveals for fighting games tend to unfold gradually. With PAX East, E3, and other big trade shows approaching quickly, we'll almost certainly be hearing more soon.