The Ninja Gaiden and Dead or Alive characters will be making their second appearances in the Warriors franchise.
Ninja Gaiden's Ryu Hayabusa and Dead or Alive's Ayane will be appearing together as crossover characters in Dynasty Warriors Vs., the upcoming 3DS title now due for Japanese release on April 26.
The Famitsu announcement follows an announcement from Nintendo CEO Satoru Iwata on a previous Nintendo Direct broadcast stating that Nintendo characters would be making cameos in the upcoming title. While Famitsu did reveal that Miis would act as support characters, no other characters from Nintendo properties have been revealed. The two characters are also joined by Sengoku characters Sanada Yukimura, Ishida Mitsunari, and Naoe Kanetsugu.
On top of Ayane making a crossover appearance, the first printing of the game will contain download codes for both a judo uniform and a volleyball uniform, the latter being a staple of the Dead or Alive franchise.