Video game publisher Tecmo KOIE has released its latest fighting game, Dead or Alive 5, to North American retailers. Developed by Team NINJA, the game is out now for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, with a GameStop-exclusive Dead or Alive 5 Collector's Edition also available for both consoles.
The game incorporates a wealth of martial arts fighting techniques into its distinctive fighting style to create a captivating new generation of Dead or Alive combat.
Dead or Alive 5 includes a wealth of new online features that offer players the best online experience of any DOA game so far. Combatants can set up and engage in online bracket-style tournaments that include up to 16 players, while the fighter list allows players to view opponents' battle records and call them out to fight at any time. The online dojo allows players to practice and train with others, while the spectator feature lets players chat while watching online battles. Players can also rock bragging rights by posting titles and sharing fighting records with friends on Facebook.
"The release of Dead or Alive 5 puts this generation's premier fighting game in the hands of everyone from casual brawlers to competitive fighters," said Amos Ip, SVP and General Manager of TECMO KOEI America. "With a refined new combat system, astonishing interactive stages, innovative online options, and the most dynamic cast of beloved returning martial artists and all-new brawlers to grace a fighting game, Dead or Alive 5 is set to deliver pure fighting bliss to eager fans across the world."
That roster includes returning DOA favorites: Ayane, Bass Armstrong, Bayman, Brad Wong, Christie, Eliot, Gen Fu, Hayate, Helena Douglas, Hitomi, Jann Lee, Kasumi, Kokoro, La Mariposa, Leifang, Ryu Hayabusa, Tina Armstrong, and Zack. Also in the lineup are two new contenders: Mila and Rig. There are also three guest characters from SEGA's Virtua Fighter: Akira Yuki, Pai Chan and Sarah Bryant.
Dead or Alive 5 is rated "M for Mature" by the ESRB.