Team NINJA's 'Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate' video game.
Game publisher Tecmo KEOI's latest title, Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate, is now available in North America for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.
"Dead or Alive 5 Ultimateis 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 the game that weren't available in its previous iterations include the addition of several fan-favorite characters, new costumes, several 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 computer 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 DOA5 Plus has been expanded in DOA5 Ultimate giving players highly-detailed information to study and implement in to their game plan. In fact, 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 DOA5 as well as compete with combatants from both the free and full retail version of DOA5 Ultimate. Additional characters, Story Mode and other features can be accessed for a fee.
The game launches at a list price of $40 on either console and is rated "M for Mature" by the ESRB.