In terms of characters, we get the usual DoA stars - Ryu (ninja), Bass
(redneck wrestler), Lei Feng (kung-fu babe), Kasumi and Ayame (ninja
babes) - plus the return of some old favourites such as Christie (kinky
leather-clad assassin) and Brad Wong (part rock-god, part drunken master).
New contenders include Kokoro (wannabe geisha), La Mariposa (masked
wrestler in bikini) and Eliot (wussy-looking young apprentice). Kokoro
has a nice range of high-speed punches and deceptive combos, while La
Mariposa offers a more direct fighting style than most of the wrestler
types, making her a good bet if you like grappling but want more straight
offensive power and speed. Eliot seems useless at first - and worst,
they've gone and made him British - but he's actually fast and fluid if
you can chain his moves together.