Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate: Tag mode, more detailed
posted on 08.22.13 at 10:35 AM EST by (@salromano)
Prize Fighter, Character Points, and more.

Tecmo Koei and Team Ninja have shared new details on Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate, coming to PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 on September 3.

Find the new information, courtesy of Tecmo Koei, below:

  • 2 vs. 2 Tag Mode - Developed and integrated due to high demand from Dead or Alive fans around the world, players will now be able to form a tag team with a comrade and fight against another team online. Additionally, players can battle in ranked tag matches in order to become #1 in the world rankings. Separate from solo matches, in tag matches Grade Points (GP) are earned for both team members with each win counting as two toward unlockable costumes.
  • “Prize Fighter” Ranking - Four different ranks can be earned by winning consecutive ranked matches: Bronze Fighter, Silver Fighter, Gold Fighter and Platinum Fighter. Prize Fighters earn extra Grade Points with wins and those who defeat another Prize Fighter receive a GP bonus. Grade Points have been updated now allowing for players to earn up to Grade U from S+. Bonus GPs are rewarded when fighters move to the next grade level.
  • Character Points - Displays a player’s skill level with each character. With the inclusion of the CP feature, players can check if their opponent is using their best character and even see where they place in the world ranking.
  • Online Improvements - Improvements made for online mode enhance gameplay, providing a smoother experience regardless of the player’s network connection, and cutting search times to find opponents for ranked matches and unranked throw downs.
  • Costumes - While Dead or Alive 5 included 114 costumes, Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate will come with 231 costumes. Players will need to compete and win to unlock the entire selection.

View a new set of screenshots at the gallery.

  • [Guillem ]

    231 costumes? nice! Only a vita port and will be perfect!

    • shion16

      I agree, DOA5 plus is a lot of fun, but i would gladly buy DOA5 Ultimate for my psvita.

  • Azuardo

    This is sounding seriously good now. Doubt I’ll be buying straight away, but would like to get it eventually. Just wish DLC costumes were unlockable too, but still let players pay for them if they can’t be arsed unlocking.

  • SuperLuigi

    Ein and Jackey is all I needed to make this purchase. My two favorite 3D fighters. Also jann lee is always epic.

  • Sophitia

    231 costumes that I must pay?

    • Bob Obb

      No, total number with all DOA5 and DOA5U DLC is nearly 350

    • doubleO7

      No, 231 ON-DISC costumes. That doesn’t include DLC.

  • PrinceHeir

    ehh we have to unlock them all O__O

    btw can anyone tell me what are the DLC costumes that are included from the vanilla version??

    i remember reading on how some of the DLC costumes(DLC 3rd or 4th batch i think?) from the original Dead or Alive 5 are included.

    i don’t want to mistake myself buying the same DLC in the future.

    231 costumes!!

    though still wish it had a customizable options like what other 3D fighting games are doing(Tekken, Soul Calibur, Virtua Fighter)

    Dead or Alive is the only series left that hasn’t adopted the design :P

    come on tecmo let us dress our own characters!!!

    • doubleO7

      It would be easier to tell you what DLC isn’t included.

      No swimsuits/bikinis, no Santa suits, and no Round 3 pack (gym, school, special set 2). All other DLC is included.

  • shogunknight

    231!! This a boutique? Well, nothing better than good unlockable variety

  • Vik Last

    231 divide by 29 characters suggests an average of 9 costumes per character ? :| waaa ?

  • Pyrofrost

    Where the hell is Oppai Mode….oh never mind, every mode is Oppai Mode :p

  • Charlie

    So many…COSTUMES!

  • Vik Last

    231 divided by 29 characters

  • Serovath

    rachel <3

  • Kobracon

    “Compete and win”…..i hope this doesn’t require online. My net sucks…and I want dem costumes…