Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate: Core Fighters confirmed for west
posted on 06.03.13 at 05:13 PM EDT by (@salromano)
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Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate: Core Fighters

The free, PlayStation Store-download version of Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate announced for Japan this morning will come to North America and Europe as Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate: Core Fighters.

As previously detailed, the game is a free download with four playable characters—Kasumi, Ayane, Hayate, and Ryu Hayabusa—and access to all stages and costumes, minus download ones you haven’t purchased. Additional characters will cost $3.99. All game modes are playable, save for story mode. But story mode can be purchased as an add-on for $14.99.

Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate: Core Fighters will launch alongside the retail game Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate on September 3 in North America and September 6 in Europe. Find more details here (US) / here (EU).

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  • Kurisu Makise

    Now when buying everything to add on to core mode, I’m going to take a wild guess and assume it’ll cost more than just purchasing DOA5U on it’s own? (Actually I’d be pretty happy if it was par for cost or just slightly more expensive, that’d be worth it) rather than say 1.5x the cost of DOA5U.

    • Sal Romano

      DOA5:CF, with all the purchased characters and story mode, comes out to $115.

      • DrForbidden

        I’m pretty sure KT will offer a ‘Season Pass’ package where you can buy everything (all characters, story mode, maybe some costumes) for about the same price as the DOA5U release. They’re greedy, not stupid.

        • psycho_bandaid

          I think the idea is you DL core fighters as a demo of sorts. Those of us that have already played DOA:5 and don’t need all the characters can just buy the ones we want and save money. For someone else that wants the full game all they have to do is buy the full version. No real reason to do a season pass unless they put up a bunch of costumes that way.

      • Kurisu Makise

        There are no words. While I’m sure there might be some sort of solution as Dr.Forbidden says; even Uncharted 3 Free 2 Play, enables you to get the complete Uncharted 3 experience without breaking the bank at $115. Actually I think it works out to be either a small discount or the same cost give or take.

  • Sae-Won Yoon

    This is the part where everyone just buys Ultimate and ignore Core Fighters, right?

    • DarthBrian

      Or people will try Core since it’s free and if they like it enough they’ll buy the full product.

    • MosquitoLemon

      Maybe, maybe not. I was going to buy Ultimate assuming that it would run for like 30-40 bucks (fighting game updates like Capcom games typically run a lot cheaper than the vanilla version), but since they are actually making it a full price game, I might just get the core version with Tina, Mila, and Kokoro for $12.

  • DarthBrian

    All I need is Ayane so that sounds fine by me.

  • xMCXx

    I’ll download this and be happy with an extended demo. :3
    But paying 4 bucks per character and 15 for story mode? Pfff, yeah, right.

  • KnifeAndFork

    Of course everyone will download the demo, but you’d have to be a total idiot to purchase this game online

  • PrinceHeir

    good for those who want to try the games and not buy it in full price.

    for me i’ll buy Ultimate because i love the series.

    wish they include ALL DLC to justify even more about my purchase but alas this is Tecmo Koei

  • Gojira Twit

    I don’t know about you guys but this sounds like it’s going to be a ridiculously large download for such a small amount of free content. Nothing against the game itself, but it seems like a huge waste of space if you’re going to use it as a demo.

  • artemisthemp

    23 x $3.99 = $91.77
    $91.77 + $14.99 = $106.76

    So presuming the Retail copy is $60… $46.76 more for Freemium ppl

  • shiiiiiiiiet

    I hope they make more games like this. I don’t care about the story in fighting games and I only use a few fighters anyway.

  • Gilgamesh2025

    Okay, my body will be ready for this! :)