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Dead or Alive 5 is charging $25 for these new costumes


DLC gone wrong
Oct 15
How does Tecmo Koei celebrate Halloween? Or really, any day of the week? With skimpy outfits! Skimpy outfits that they hope you'll pay $24.99 for. Yes, you read that right. 28 costumes for $25. The "special" pack released to... read
Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate

Impressions: Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate


Third time's the...same?
Sep 30
"If at first you don't succeed..." is an interesting business model, especially considering that Dead or Alive 5 wasn't really a "failure," per se. However, try, try again Team Ninja did, and we are now treated to a third version of this particular entry in the franchise. When it all boils down to it, does Ultimate really make that big of a difference? read
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Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate has 231 costumes


New modes and features, too
Aug 25
Ultimate? You want ultimate? How about 231 costumes in Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate. Dead or Alive 5 had a measly 114 costumes, but Tecmo Koei says that the upcoming PS3 and Xbox 360 game will let you nab 231 costumes by doing ev... read

Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate gets 'Pop Idol' sets, new modes


Pre-order costume sets, too
Jul 23
Here's a fat update on Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate, coming this September for Xbox 360 and PS3. First, a Pop Idol character costume set has the girls of DOA dressing up like music stars. Ayane and Kasumi go J-Pop, while Hitomi, ... read
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Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate is going free-to-play


PS3 inbound with talks of a 360 version ongoing
Jun 04
Though it is a perfectly functional and fun fighting game, Dead or Alive 5 didn't exactly set the fighting game scene ablaze. It sold well enough at least, but Team Ninja plans to breathe new life into the game by making Dead... read

Tecmo Koei's E3 line-up includes playable Yaiba


DOA5 Ultimate also on show
May 28
Tecmo Koei has a pretty solid line-up for E3 2013, set to go down in a few weeks in Los Angeles. At the top of the list, the Team Ninja and Keiji Inafune tag team title Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z will be playable for the first tim... read

Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate gets another Virtua Fighter


'Indy Car bad boy' Jacky Bryant
May 24
Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate expands its fighting roster with the addition of Virtua Fighter's Jacky Bryant. Fan favorite Ein will be also making his first return to the franchise since Dead or Alive 2. Plus there will be two ne... read

Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate confirmed for US and EU


Giant smashing Buddha!
May 09
As a quick follow-up to yesterday's story on Tecmo Koei's latest coming to Japan, we now know that Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate is confirmed for North America and Europe, too. I mean, we had no doubts it was coming. It... read

Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate confirmed by Tecmo Koei


Ultimate surprise
May 08
Remember that tease for something DOA related that featured Momoji? We were worried it would be for some silly character DLC. It turns out that it was a tease for a new game: Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate. This week's Famitsu reveals that Dead or Alive 5 Ulitmate is coming to PS3 and Xbox 360. The only thing we know so far is pretty obvious by now: Momiji will be a playable character. Stay tuned. read

Tecmo Koei teases new Dead or Alive 5 project


Waaaaaah!
Apr 30
You almost can't help getting excited after seeing the reaction of the audience in this recorded webclip from a stream that took place this weekend. As you'll see, there isn't a lot to go on. There's noise, then Ninja Gaiden... read
There's a "touch" joke here somewhere...
Last year, we returned to the sometimes strange but always beautiful Dead or Alive series; not in a leisurely beach title but in the series hallmark fighting genre. What we got was a deep, technical fighter that wasn't too te... read feature

New releases

New releases: LEGO City: Undercover gets built


Plus Monster Hunter and Gears of War
Mar 18
Underneath my gruff exterior beats the heart of a kid obsessed with LEGO. Even now, if I see some of those little bricks, I drop what I'm doing, and start building, ignoring whoever else is in the room. With that in mind, it... read
Dead or Alive 5 Plus

Dead or Alive 5 Plus demo coming shortly before release


Transfer your stats and unlocks into the full game
Mar 07
Dead or Alive 5 Plus for the PlayStation Vita will have a demo avaialble shortly before the official release on March 19. Players will be able to have Cross-Play battles with current players of Dead or Alive 5 on the PlaySta... read
Dead or Alive 5 Vita

Dead or Alive 5 Plus trailer shows off some new features


Lots of kicking and punching ensue
Feb 15
Any Dead or Alive fans out there? This newest trailer for Dead or Alive 5 Plus shows off some Vita-centric features, like first person fighting, the ability to hold the Vita vertically, and touch features. At the end of the ... read
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Dead or Alive 5 gets free island stage, swimsuit DLC


Return to Zack Island
Jan 22
This month, Dead or Alive 5 will be getting a free new island stage called "Zack Island" that I'm trying to type with a straight face, in addition to balance adjustments, updated movie upload functions, and more in update 1.... read

Dead or Alive 5 Plus cross-platform features detailed


Team Ninja promises no lag between both versions
Jan 17
Dead or Alive 5 is heading to the PlayStation Vita and is set to feature cross-platform play with the PlayStation 3 version of Team NINJA's fighting game. One of the features you can expect is that players will now see notifi... read

Take a look at Dead or Alive 5 Plus' first-person mode


It was only a matter of time
Dec 20
Team Ninja has narrowed down the release date for Dead or Alive 5 Plus to March 19, 2013, in addition to providing screenshots taken from the PlayStation Vita title. One of the more interesting features is Touch Play Mode, a ... read

Santa suits available for Dead or Alive 5


Black santa is real!
Dec 19
I love Zack as Santa Claus -- his getup alone is good enough to make me want to get this newly released DLC for Dead or Alive 5. You can get a good look at all the guys and gals of DOA in Santa garb in our gallery. Check out ... read

Dead or Alive 5 Plus headed to Vita this March


And some Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2 screenshots
Dec 06
While the initial announcement made the rounds a few days ago, Tecmo Koei has given more details on Dead or Alive 5 Plus for PlayStation Vita. Scheduled to launch in March 2013, this version will naturally offer touch-based m... read

Just in time for fall: Dead or Alive 5 swimsuit DLC


Appropriate seasonal wear
Nov 14
It's cold outside, but the cast of Dead or Alive 5 is invincible, so they're wearing swimsuits. At least some of them are furry. The newest Angels and Devils ($2.99 / 240 MSP each) costume packs from Team Ninja put ... read

Dead or Alive 5 costume packs just in time for Halloween


And we're giving some away!
Oct 31
What would Halloween be without sexy costumes? I went into one of those mega-sized Halloween pop-up stores the other day to find that two-thirds of the store was sexy female costumes. They only had crap like 'bloody surgeon' ... read

Dead or Alive 5 DLC serves your cat ear fetish


DOA5 adds cat ears. Nyah.
Oct 17
Cat ear fetish? I'm aaaaaaalmost there. It doesn't send me over the edge like pink hair does, but if you're wearing them there's a good chance that I'll end up staring at you. Nyah. There are three new DLC packs for Dead or A... read

Free DLC costume pack for Dead or Alive 5 available now


Oct 03
Team Ninja has dropped their free "Costume Pack 1" for Dead or Alive 5 on both PlayStation Network and Xbox Live Arcade today. Available now. Free. Go! We have a sneak peek for you in our gallery, where you'll find outfits th... read

Jimquisition: Monster Boobs And Plastic Children


Jimquisition happens every Monday!
Oct 01
Oh, Team Ninja. Oh my dear, sweet Team Ninja. Oh my dear, sweet, misguided Team Ninja. Oh my dear, sweet, misguided, pervy, creepy, sleazy, weird, freaky, pervy, pervy, pervy Team Ninja. Your boobs are so bad. Your justification of said boobs are worse. Boobs. FYI, I fully admit today's episode is silly and quite possibly pointless. It was, however fun to make and I hope it is fun to watch. read

The DTOID Show: Guns, Boobs & Ninjas


Yes, that is the title of today's episode
Sep 28
Hey gang! Here we are again, another Friday episode where Tara and I goof off a bunch because we feel like it. Big news today: something something boobs controversy Team Ninja Dead Or Alive 5, Konami unveils collector's editi... read

Team Ninja: Dead or Alive fans demand bigger breasts


Gaming's sleaziest AAA dev justifies its large wobblers
Sep 27
Team Ninja's Yohei Shimbori has been justifying his studio's love of massive breasts with inhuman wobble physics, claiming that while international distributors want the breasts toned down, fans are demanding even bigger... read

Remember when Dead or Alive wasn't just a fan-service, minigame-ridden, volleyball-infused, T&A bounce fest? These characters were actual fighters, who regularly beat the crap out of each other in a tournament instead of ... read feature

You won't wait long to get Dead or Alive 5 digitally


Sep 19
Dead or Alive 5 will be available as a digital release on PlayStation Network the same day as it hits shelves (September 25), Tecmo Koei revealed at an event tonight in Tokyo. Xbox 360 users will have a couple more days ... read

Tecmo Koei's TGS 2012 line-up is what you'd expect


Sep 17
No to say that's a bad thing! In fact, seeing Tecmo Koei's line-up for Tokyo Game Show 2012 reminded me that I never did get around to playing Fist of the North Star: Ken's Rage, which I'm led to believe is a mistake. There's... read

Dead or Alive 5: Introducing MMA fighter Mila


Sep 14
I've been so busy playing Dead or Alive 5 [super-mini preview: Beautiful, fun, and packed with so many modes that you won't grow bored of it.] that I forgot to tell you about the newly revealed character, Mila. She's a young... read

The DTOID Show: Ground Zeroes, Big Picture Steam, & DOA 5


Also: Shoot Bin Laden in the face for charity!
Sep 10
Uh oh. It's Monday again, looks like we have to do another show about The Destructoids for you. Metal Gear Solid: Ground Zeroes will have night/day cycles as well as loading screens, and Kojima tweeted out a picture from the... read

Dead or Alive 5 devs talk on character's new moves, looks


Aug 29
The second episode of the Dead or Alive 5 "Fighter's Chronicles" has the developers talking about the process they went through to create the new moves used in the game. They say that they looked at the core of the... read






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