TECMO KOEI America announced today that DEAD OR ALIVE 5 ULTIMATE is now available in North America for the PlayStation 3 computer entertainment system and Xbox 360 video game and entertainment system from Microsoft. Ever committed to creating the best in fighting entertainment, Team NINJA delivers the definitive DEAD OR ALIVE 5 package brimming with an immense bounty of features aimed at both novice and expert fighters alike.
“DEAD OR ALIVE 5 ULTIMATE is without a doubt the most comprehensive fighting experience set in the Dead or Alive universe,” said Amos Ip, SVP and General Manager of TECMO KOEI America. “With an abundance of new online features, stages, game modes and the addition of both new and fan-favorites to our already extensive cast of fighters, Team NINJA has delivered the ‘ultimate’ in fighting entertainment with features enjoyable for casual to competitive fighters.”
Features new to DEAD OR ALIVE 5 ULTIMATE add several fan-favorite characters to the biggest roster in franchise history such as the return of Ein, Leon, the introduction of the Dragon Shrine Maiden Momiji and Fiend Hunter Rachel from the Ninja Gaiden series as well as Jacky from SEGA’s Virtua Fighter. In addition, players can expect a plethora of new costumes, several gorgeous interactive arenas, robust training and ranking modes for increased competitive play, and upgraded online functionality and features.
DEAD OR ALIVE 5 ULTIMATE delivers heightened competitive play with the addition of new fighting modes such as Team Fight mode, allowing players to create teams of up to seven characters to compete against other players offline or the COM to takedown all of the characters on the opposing team. With “2 on 2” Tag Mode, players team up for online cooperative tag matches. Improved training modes have also been added providing new lessons for Tutorial mode. The Move Details from DEAD OR ALIVE 5 PLUS has been expanded in DEAD OR ALIVE 5 ULTIMATE giving players highly-detailed information to study and implement in to their game plan. Nearly 1000 titles are available with a huge library for each character. Battling in different modes, clearing new missions and other new challenges unlock titles to be used to customize player profiles.
Players wanting to sample what DEAD OR ALIVE 5 ULTIMATE has to offer can play the main game content in DEAD OR ALIVE 5 ULTIMATE: CORE FIGHTERS free of charge via the PlayStation Network. The free version includes four fighters – Ayane, Hayate, Kasumi and Ryu Hayabusa – and almost every game mode will be available. Players can transfer unlocked titles, costumes and Story Mode progress from the PlayStation 3 version of DEAD OR ALIVE 5 as well as compete with combatants from both the free and full retail version of DEAD OR ALIVE 5 ULTIMATE. Additional characters, Story Mode and other features can be accessed for a fee. For additional information regarding DEAD OR ALIVE 5 ULTIMATE: CORE FIGHTERS visit: http://teamninja-studio.com/doa5/ultimate/us/home.html#ftp.
DEAD OR ALIVE 5 ULTIMATE is available for the PlayStation 3 computer entertainment system and Xbox 360 video game and entertainment system from Microsoft at an MSRP of $39.99 (USD) at retailers nationwide and is rated “M” (Mature) by the ESRB. The game is also available for digital purchase through PlayStation Network. Information for downloadable content will be made available at a later date.