Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate Gets Free Version for PS3

posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Complete online mode, 4 characters available for free digital version available on September 3

Tecmo Koei Games announced on Monday that it is releasing a free version of the Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 game in Japan and in the West for the PlayStation 3 only via the PlayStation Store.

The free version will will include access to the game's entire online mode, and will also have access to the offline mode aside from the story mode. The free version will include four characters: Kasumi, Ayane, Hayate, and Ryu Hayabusa. Other characters can be purchased separately for US$3.99 each, and the story mode can also be purchased separately for US$14.99. The free version will also include all four characters' costumes aside from the DLC costumes. Additionally, the free version will allow users to fight online against those who have purchased the package version of the game. Tecmo Koei Games noted that right now the free version is only available for the PS3, but to check back for updates about a possible free version for the Xbox 360.

Tecmo Koei will ship the game in North America on September 3 and in Japan on September 5.

Tecmo Koei will release Team Ninja's latest game physically and digitally. The "definitive Dead or Alive 5 package" will add new modes from Dead or Alive+ such as the Skill Info Plus and a tutorial mode, and will include new fighting stages such as locations from the Ninja Gaiden series. The new game will have new fighters, including Jacky, Ein, and the first-ever appearance of Momiji. The new version will also have both a single-player mode and an online mode.

Team Ninja producer Yōsuke Hayashi had revealed in April that a new Dead or Alive 5 project was in development for the PS3 and Xbox 360. The Dead or Alive 5+ PS Vita port of the original Dead or Alive 5 game shipped in March in North America and Japan. Tecmo Koei released the original Dead or Alive 5 game for the Xbox 360 and PS3 in September 2012.

Source: Famitsu via Hachima Kikō, Gematsu

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