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Dead or Alive costumes

Dead or Alive 5's second ninja pack: $15 for 10 costumes


Or just get the $93 season pass
Mar 10
// Steven Hansen
Dead or Alive 5: Last Round is the fourth, final iteration of Dead or Alive 5, but that doesn't mean it can't have bugs or a $93 season pass for all the fighters' additional costumes. I guess Last Round doesn't mean "complet...
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Dead or Alive 5 buggies

Last Round is the third Dead or Alive 5 release, but it has some bugs


There are known issues and then there are unknown known issues
Feb 25
// Steven Hansen
Koei Tecmo has been riding Dead or Alive 5 since 2012. If you count the PlayStation Vita-enhanced Dead or Alive 5 Plus, the recent Dead or Alive 5 Last Round release marks the fourth iteration. It has a couple new characters ...
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Dead or Alive

Boobs and more boobs in Dead or Alive 5 Last Round video


Did I mention there are boobs?
Feb 20
// Robert Summa
If the latest Dead or Alive 5 Last Round trailer didn't have enough explosions for you, then check out this not-creepy-at-all video released by PlayStation Japan that could very well allow you to create your own private expl...
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Dead or Alive 5

This Dead or Alive 5 Last Round trailer is basically all explosions


Michael Bay would be proud
Feb 20
// Chris Carter
If you haven't been following Dead or Alive's evolution since 2012, it's had a lot of updates. First there was Dead or Alive 5 Plus, then Ultimate, and now, Last Round. It basically has everything from ultimate, as well...
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Dead or aroused

Dead or Alive 5 trailer shows off alternate bikini and ninja costumes


Dead or aroused
Feb 03
// Steven Hansen
Pretty cool. This video is three trailers in one. The regular old gameplay trailer, then a deeper look at Dead or Alive 5: Last Round's characters (there's two new ones in this iteration), and then sexy bikini ladies. Actual...
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Dead or Alive PC delay

Dead or Alive 5 will make up for its PC delay with 28 free costumes


Alright then
Jan 28
// Jordan Devore
Dead or Alive 5 Last Round won't hit its original February 17, 2015 release on PC, as Koei Tecmo has pushed the game to March 30 "n order to provide you with the best possible experience..." To that end, the company is giving...
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Why am I so hot?

New Dead or Alive doesn't have a fighting cock, but it has a schoolgirl


'Super Secret Fighting Chick' (not poultry)
Jan 14
// Steven Hansen
I excitedly misread a Dead or Alive 5 Last Round press release that began, "THE FIGHTING ROSTER IN DEAD OR ALIVE 5 LAST ROUND CONTINUES TO GROW" Fighting rooster? It's getting bigger? My ears perked up. Sounds...
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Dead or Alive PC

Dead or Alive 5 headed to PC but it won't have online at launch


Armageddon
Dec 04
// Jordan Devore
It's great to see a series like Dead or Alive finally come to PC. Less great, however, is that "Online modes for Dead or Alive 5 Last Round will be added in a patch within three months of release." I suppose it comes down to ...
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Last Round

Team Ninja explains cut content on PS3/360 Dead or Alive


Laziness, which I'm okay with
Nov 05
// Steven Hansen
The (digital only) PS3 and Xbox 360 versions of Dead or Alive 5: Last Round, the final game in the Dead or Alive 5 series, are missing some things: new stages, hairstyles, and fight costume customization.  Tea...
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Dead or Alive 5

Dead or Alive 5 Last Round launches February 17


Koei Tecmo details complicated free-to-play situation
Oct 23
// Kyle MacGregor
Dead or Alive 5 Last Round, supposedly the last one with a five in the title, is coming to PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PS3, and Xbox 360 on February 17, Koei Tecmo announced today. Team Ninja's upcoming fighting game will carry ...
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Dead or Alive 5 Last Round coming Spring 2015


For PS4, PS3, Xbox One, and Xbox 360
Sep 02
// Dale North
Dead or Alive 5 Last Round is currently in development, set to release on PS4, PS3, Xbox One, and Xbox 360 next Spring. It puts together all of the content from the Dead or Alive 5 games alongside brand new content.  It...
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Female Tengu joins the cast of Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate


A new challanger approaches
Jun 04
// Abel Girmay
After spending a good amount of time teasing, Team Ninja has announced Female Tengu for Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate. Sporting a pair of wings and a devilish demeanor, she reminds me of Devil Jin quite a bit. More than the desig...
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Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate

Get down and dirty with 'Ultimate Training Gear' DLC costumes for Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate


Pretend you're in a Japanese gym class, if you want
May 21
// Brittany Vincent
Ever wanted to dress up your Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate fighters like cheerleaders or track team sweethearts? You probably want the Ultimate Training Gear DLC pack, rocking 12 different outfits, like "tacky cheerleader un...
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DOA5UA

This is your first look at Phase 4 in Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate Arcade


Now you see her, now you don't
Mar 17
// Brett Makedonski
This sample combo video of Dead or Alive 5's Phase 4 shows what she's all about -- a shrouded assassin that dashes and vanishes with great ease. She doesn't disappear for long though. That's when the punishment begins again.
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Disney Infinity, Murdered: Soul Suspect, Kodoku & Bikinis


DTOID News is filmed in front of an actual camera
Feb 04
// Max Scoville
Well, we got a new camera and I accidentally switched it onto "Sears Portrait Studio" mode, so sorry if I look a little bit like I'm in a porno from the late eighties. (What else is new.) Today, we've got some more details o...
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New fighter joining Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate on consoles


Marie Rose from the arcade version will be added
Jan 14
// Hamza CTZ Aziz
Team NINJA's Yosuke Hayashi announced that there will be some updates coming to Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate soon. The arcade version will be receiving an update in late January, and it will include new costumes for the fighters....
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Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate

Meet Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate Arcade's new Gothic Lolita


Updated with gameplay video and new screens
Nov 16
// Wesley Ruscher
[Update: I've included a video showing off Marie in action, as well as screens, in the gallery below, of her alternate costume.] Tecmo's Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate Arcade's most recent trailer gives a small glim...
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Dead or Alive 5 is charging $25 for these new costumes


DLC gone wrong
Oct 15
// Hamza CTZ Aziz
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...
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Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate

Impressions: Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate


Third time's the...same?
Sep 30
// Ian Bonds
"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?
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Dead or Alive 5

Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate has 231 costumes


New modes and features, too
Aug 25
// Dale North
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...
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Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate gets 'Pop Idol' sets, new modes


Pre-order costume sets, too
Jul 23
// Dale North
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, ...
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DOA 5 Ultimate

Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate is going free-to-play


PS3 inbound with talks of a 360 version ongoing
Jun 04
// Abel Girmay
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...
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Tecmo Koei's E3 line-up includes playable Yaiba


DOA5 Ultimate also on show
May 28
// Dale North
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...
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Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate gets another Virtua Fighter


'Indy Car bad boy' Jacky Bryant
May 24
// Hamza CTZ Aziz
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...
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Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate confirmed for US and EU


Giant smashing Buddha!
May 09
// Dale North
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...
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Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate confirmed by Tecmo Koei


Ultimate surprise
May 08
// Dale North
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.
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Tecmo Koei teases new Dead or Alive 5 project


Waaaaaah!
Apr 30
// Dale North
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...

Review: Dead or Alive 5 Plus

Mar 29 // Ian Bonds
Dead or Alive 5 Plus (PSVita)Developer: Team NinjaPublisher: Tecmo KoeiReleased: March 19, 2013MSRP: $39.99 The Vita port of Dead or Alive 5 remains mostly unchanged from the game I reviewed last year. The story itself is the same, detailing the return of DOATEC as a company now run by Helena, and all the weird interlocking storylines from the characters are here as it culminates in the fifth Dead or Alive fighting tournament. That said, the story mode has been tweaked a bit, removing the level-by-level goals and placing them in a separate tutorial mode. The new version of the tutorial section adds not just these goals, but also a new combo challenge mode, to help familiarize players with the best strategies on how each character fights. Also, story mode is the only place you'll see the tag-team matches, as they have been removed from all other modes entirely. However, all the other modes are exactly the same as the home console versions. Arcade, survival, and time attack all perform exceptionally well, and after the initial slow connection time, the multiplayer modes are all wonderfully lag-free and surprisingly responsive in both ad hoc and online. There's even a day-one patch to include cross-save so you can carry over your story-mode progress or, more importantly for some, your DLC costumes. Cross-play is included as well, so you can battle online against friends who may only have the PS3 version. The graphics here on the Vita version also hold up very well when compared to its big brother. The danger zones in each level remain the same and fully detailed, as do the dirt and water remaining on your fighter as they roll around on the ground getting grimy while they fight. While DoA5 Plus' cast can get a bit on the pixelated side the closer you look with the included spectator mode and camera function -- you know, for taking action shots of how much ass you kick and not for getting the occasional side-boob shot -- it's minimal at best and doesn't detract from how gorgeous the character models look and react. In fact, most would be hard pressed to notice much of a marked difference between the handheld version and the console, something that could not be as easily said about the Vita port of another fighter, last year's Mortal Kombat. Gameplay also remains largely unchanged, with the exception of Plus' only Vita-function-specific mode "Touch." Here, the camera is placed into a first-person perspective and you flick, tap, and pinch the screen in order to attack, throw, and juggle your opponent. While it's an interesting novelty, sadly I can't imagine folks playing this mode for more than a round or two, as the first-person perspective is a bit jarring, and judging how close you are to your foe after a throw may have you swinging at the air before a hit connects. When it comes right down to it, one of last year's best fighting games on home consoles has become one of this year's best handheld fighters. Play control is never hampered by the more cramped constraints of the small button layout, graphics aren't sacrificed on the smaller screen, and just about everything from the feature-rich home version is included here, with a few noticeable exceptions. While not all the extra modes are fantastic, there's something to be said for extra content at all in a port, and the cross-save and cross-play functionality is a welcome addition to any Vita game.
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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...

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New releases

New releases: LEGO City: Undercover gets built


Plus Monster Hunter and Gears of War
Mar 18
// Fraser Brown
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...
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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
// Hamza CTZ Aziz
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...

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