Halo's DOA4 fighter unwrapped

Female Spartan warrior's story revealed by Bungie; "Nicole" trapped in 21st century guarding Nassau Station secrets. New screens inside.

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She's young, leggy, tall, and can kick your butt with both hands tied behind her back. Spartan 458, also known as Nicole, is Bungie's guest fighter in Dead or Alive 4, which is due to hit Xbox 360s soon. The idea was initiated by DOA series creator Team Ninja, and Bungie gladly accepted, given its respect for the game's publisher, Tecmo. However, when the top Ninja, Tomonobu Itagaki, asked for Master Chief, Bungie declined.

"Master Chief is busy, fictionally speaking. We left him at the end of Halo 2, involved in a very large scale galactic conflict with world-ending repercussions. Fictionally speaking, he just wasn't available for fisticuffs," cited Bungie as reasons for MC's exclusion. Bungie did want a Spartan in the mix, though the trick was figuring how to pull a futuristic cybersoldier some 400 years into the past.

On Bungie.net, the Halo developer today revealed the tongue-in-cheek story behind her appearance in Tecmo's brawler.

Nicole was abducted into the Spartan training program at the age of 6--like most enrolled in the Spartan program, including John "Master Chief" 117--and she was 21 years old when her ship slipped into a "bubble" in the space-time continuum. Charged with the duty of protecting the secrets of her classified mission, Nicole takes on all comers, even buxom DOA characters such as Kasumi.

Her measurements are an Amazonian 49-30-41, and her 6'8", 370-pound frame (7'2", 980 pounds with the Mjolnir armor on) would easily make her the Shaquille O'Neal of today's WNBA. Even with such a carriage to pull around, Bungie touts her agility in the arena. "When Nicole fights, you believe it. Punches are quick and brutal. Kicks are telegraphed, and pack incredible force," reads a post on Bungie's site.

Bungie insists that "Ms. Chief" will not be featured in Bungie's upcoming project or the Halo film, and that the character was created purely for involvement with DOA4.

In DOA4, Nicole will be able to turn on the active camouflage function featured in the Halo games, and pull off moves such as "the plasma stick" and "the grunt punt." Interactive features on the Halo-themed level include a Warthog with full suspension and breakable glass.

But how do the Bungie developers feel about DOA4? Glowing praise would be an understatement.

"The fact that there are moving objects on screen that can actually injure you is awesome, without being intrusive. The fact that you can not only hop over barriers, but turn that into a powerful attack, is genius. Making the backdrops truly interactive makes DOA4 seem deeper, without sacrificing the fluid simplicity you need from a fighting game. You'll have to play it yourself to find out just how fun, addictive and compelling it is. Of course, we might just be saying that because there's a Spartan in it."

Discussion

77 comments
nytrospawn
nytrospawn

Nicoles alternate costume is Sergeant Johnson.

nurik_strife
nurik_strife

Bungie and Tecmo teaming up is awe-some, I can't wait to play Nicole(who is Spartan-458)in the halo level. Though Bungie comments that she won't be in the next version, which I think they are saying because they don't want any spoilers. I just hope they include the rest the spartan's from the books, anyways the game will be sweet...and now we know for sure Halo 3 is being worked on. I hope they have a lot of alternate costumes for Nicole too, so we actullay tell she is a girl in her bikini, huh

soniccar
soniccar

Is it possible for that mickel_darmawan guy to be that stupid, is it just someone messing around by typing sentences that don't make any sense because of horrible grammar, or is he actually a mentally challenged person. I'm not trying to be mean here, unless he is just stupid (not mentally challenged, just dumb).

EchoEcho
EchoEcho

"6'8" 370 lbs? That's stretching it even for sci-fi." If you read the novels, they explain that fairly well, I believe. I've only read bits and pieces, so I can't give details. They aren't just pulling numbers from between their cheeks, though. To everyone wondering why they didn't use Cortana... I could be taking a wild stab in the dark (sarcasm, for those who are slower, which this thread seems to be plagued with at the moment), but I'd be willing to bet it's for the same reasons they didn't use Master Chief. It's a title thing only, from what anyone can tell so far, since Nichole looks pretty much exactly the same (due to the armor). I guess we'll need more details before we can be sure. Besides, Cortana has no physical body--she's a computer program. The hologram isn't even tangible.

hoolinathe
hoolinathe

fallen angelz i think that most spartans look like master chief. no offense but dont they all wear the same armor?

chrisdojo
chrisdojo

prvtTucker says: where is cortanna? i agree....why wouldn't bungie use the hologram???? there could be some sweet special moves for her...

Chrono5788
Chrono5788

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Chrono5788
Chrono5788

Wooo DoA4! Bungie's a cool customer, imo Team Ninja is a cooler customer... Both together? Madness. And btw for those asking for Cortana, she's a hologram. I don't believe Cortana was ever able to operate machinery, the most she did was fool some security measures on doors and talk... A lot... No one knows if Nicole looks like Master Chief at all. She is wearing the Mjolnir armor, though. And yes, if you look, you can see some 'modifications' to it which make it more fitting for a woman's physique. Team Ninja's games have plenty of hot babes in 'em already, so quit whining about it and realize not every woman in the world is an uber hot sex machine. This is one of the coolest character cameos and collaborations in a while, right next to Capcom vs. SNK, SSB:M, and Fighter's Megamix.

mickel_darmawan
mickel_darmawan

ha ha ha, don't leave me, ha ha ha. (^^) !! You always make me laugh, just like the Friends (tv series), ha ha ha!! (^^) !! thank you man!!

mohab-adel
mohab-adel

ok,i will not post agin,after that you will not find anyone to talk to,and you will find yourself stoped posting,easy isnt it ,ha ha ha ha ha ha

mickel_darmawan
mickel_darmawan

It so sad because I don't bring my PS2 to my dorm, can you lend me yours?? Thank you, ha ha ha, hey this is only for good time ok, you make me laughing everytime I read your posting, ha ha ha, thank you for looking forward my writting!! (^^) !!

mohab-adel
mohab-adel

dont you have something to do aother than posting every five min,just go play tekken----------[iam used to be a tekken fan from 9 years on the arcade and i have all the tekken 1,2,3,4,5]BUT YOU make me hate the game more and more,becuse iam also a huge DOA and team ninja fan[and i like microsoft more than sony,if i like sony at all]

mickel_darmawan
mickel_darmawan

It's ok, I feels more happy in here, because I can have a chit chat with you guys, it's more merier than in the other forum, ha ha ha!! Just skip it, if you don't like it, ok!! (^^) !!

mohab-adel
mohab-adel

sorry mickel,BUT no one welcoming you here ,you are not welcome and thank you jega411, you are a tekken fan,but you have a good mind----[not like someone else]

mickel_darmawan
mickel_darmawan

ha ha ha, good idea, but if you still didn't like me, just skip it, ok, no hard feeling.

TTS_Fusion
TTS_Fusion

" the biggest boobs are more better. I agree with you this time, it's more interesting!! (^^) !!" "So should tecmo release the DoA Beach Volley Ball 2 instead of this?? We can check more boobs in there!! (^^) !!" My dear, dear child. If you want boobs just so goddamn badly, for the sake of Gamespot, just go look at porn.

NeoJedi
NeoJedi

Man, Halo is everywhere, isn't it? Guys at Bungie call "her" Nicole and say that it's not Master Chief... come on now, that "thing" doesn't even look female. They should've put Cortana instead.

mickel_darmawan
mickel_darmawan

I just post it to jega411, not for you morrons!! If you didn't like it, just skip it, as simple as that!!

machineares
machineares

Wow, mickel_darmawan, do you ever shut the hell up? Are you retarded? Honestly.

mickel_darmawan
mickel_darmawan

I heard also that Namco and SEGA already used the same card system (the same route, and they joining together in some way), so is there any posibilities of this co-op?? Do you have any info about the release date of TEKKEN 5 DR for the PS2 version?? I heard a rumor from the web that Namco is preparing for that translation, so jega411??

mickel_darmawan
mickel_darmawan

Or Shundi VS Wang maybe, do you know any of this posibilities, I mean Namco co-op with SEGA?? Just like SNK VS Street Fighter?? What do you think, jega411??

mickel_darmawan
mickel_darmawan

Ok, I will not making fun of it anymore, ok. Let's get back to real bussiness, if you think that co-op games are good, yes it work the same for me also, I would like to see if the TEKKEN series will have a match or co-op with the Virtua Fighter, is it possible they will find the same ring, somewhere, it will be good to see Paul Phoenix VS Akira!! (^^) !!

jega411
jega411

Mickel i am a huge tekken fan but you are amazingly annoying. People read forums to get some type of feedback on the game and the hype around it. You are like making it a flame post with everyone having to tell u to shut up. Now on to halo chick in DoA. I think this is great. I love when developers collaborate. I believe alot more games some have co-op efforts. It joins two fan base together and makes the game great. Imagine Snake(Big Boss) using CQC in Virtua Fighter or something. Now that will be amazing.

mickel_darmawan
mickel_darmawan

Relax dude, this is just a forum, don't get angry so easily, ok, it's bad for your health!! ha ha ha!! (^^) !!

mohab-adel
mohab-adel

if you dont like DOA ,THAN GO POST IN TKN FOURM[DONT LIKE TO SAY THE FULL NAME]

mickel_darmawan
mickel_darmawan

So should tecmo release the DoA Beach Volley Ball 2 instead of this?? We can check more boobs in there!! (^^) !!

mickel_darmawan
mickel_darmawan

Did you mean the biggest boobs are more better. I agree with you this time, it's more interesting!! (^^) !!

TTS_Fusion
TTS_Fusion

They say the bustier ones are the better lovers. Just look at Jarrad! He was such a hunkcicle before he sold out.

The_SandRock
The_SandRock

6'8" 370 lbs? That's stretching it even for sci-fi.

TTS_Fusion
TTS_Fusion

"if you don't like my writing, you can skip it," But ah, this is a bit hard with you posting twice for each person.

mickel_darmawan
mickel_darmawan

Besides, you miss something, I don't said something, I just wrote them!! TTS_Fusion!!

mickel_darmawan
mickel_darmawan

This is the forum afterall, you can post anything, if you don't like my writing, you can skip it, I don't force you to check my grammarl!! (^^) !! TTS_Fusion

blackIceJoe
blackIceJoe

Big secret Bungi will not tell us Nicole and John get married how nice I wonder if there will be a little MC any day soon. I wonder if she will be another person in the game even though they said she would not be in it maybe a person you can use in the online game.

TTS_Fusion
TTS_Fusion

mickel, I think I can speak for just about everyone here when I ask you, to please, just shut the **** up. Don't like DoA? That's fine. Go **** about it on a Teken news post. After all, you really arn't making your e-penis any bigger by anoying everyone.

mickel_darmawan
mickel_darmawan

Maybe he should stick forever with that 'Ninja Gaiden' series, because he only best at it!!

mickel_darmawan
mickel_darmawan

Ninja Gaiden is good game, no doubt about it, but not with the DoA series!! (^^) !!

mickel_darmawan
mickel_darmawan

Whatever, I don't care, how can you know there is no other man / game creator that work as hard as he is, or maybe even more harder, GIZMO?? Well, he is also talking SHT about the TEKKEN series, and he make complain about it, TEKKEN blah, TEKKEN blah, and blah blah blah, which is when I look at his 'boobs game' is not as good as TEKKEN, not much deeper, just trash with boobs, and a lot of people will agree with me I think, he is the one that in the first place that talk trash about the other game, which is no doubt about it is FAR MORE BETTER than his product, not even close!!

somesthetic
somesthetic

I would bet theres an alternate costume that involves her in less gear. at least I would hope so.

hymingoo
hymingoo

TECMO rules! and this halo chick is going to get her butt kicked.

mohab-adel
mohab-adel

no one post any more complaning, team ninja and bungie wanted to make something new whats the wrong in it if you dont like the female spartan just dont select her when you play its easy and stop talking sht about Tomonobu Itagaki becuse there is no any one work as hard as him and he is the creator of ninja gaiden [the best game ever]

mickel_darmawan
mickel_darmawan

And, he will stop at shooting people, he will use his 'Bruce Lee' moves from right now, ha ha ha!! That's refreshing!! (^^) !!

mickel_darmawan
mickel_darmawan

Did you mean that tecmo already buy all the right (HALO) from bungie?? well that's good, so we can see master chief in DoA 5 also, ha ha ha!! (^^) !!

jon1233
jon1233

I'll judge the whole thing once I see her in action.