Dead or Alive 5: Last Round release date announced

Pre-orders at select retailers include exclusive costume sets.

Dead or Alive 5: Last Round

Dead or Alive 5: Last Round will launch for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PlayStation 3, and Xbox 360 on February 17 in North America and February 20 in Europe.

The PlayStation 4 and Xbox One versions will cost $39.99, while the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 versions will cost $29.99.

In North America, pre-orders at GameStop will include the “Ninja” (for Ayane, Hayabusa, Hayate, and Kasumi), and Aloha (for Ayane, Hitomi, Kasumi, and Mila) costume sets. Pre-orders at Amazon and Best Buy will include the “Showstopper” (for Christie, Helena, Lisa, and Tina) and “Beach Party” (for Kokoro, Leifang, Momiji, and Rachel) sets.

In Europe, pre-orders at GAME will include the “Ninja” (for Ayane, Hayabusa, Hayate, and Kasumi) and “Aloha” (for Ayane, Hitomi, Kasumi, and Mila) costume sets. Pre-orders at ShopTo.net will include the “Ninja” and “Showstopper” (for Christie, Helena, Lisa, and Tina) sets. And pre-orders at Centresoft and independent retailers will include the “Ninja” and “Beach Party” (for Kokoro, Leifang, Momiji, and Rachel) sets.

PlayStation 4 users will be able to download Dead or Alive 5: Last Round Core Fighters, a free version of the game including fighters Ayane, Hayate, Kasumi, and Ryu Hayabusa, and almost every game mode. The game can be expanded with additional purchases.

Xbox One users will have access to a free trial version of Dead or Alive 5: Last Round, which includes the same features as PlayStation 4’s Core Fighters, but cannot be expanded with additional purchases. Xbox One users who wish to expand their game can purchase Core Fighters for $4.99. This includes the same content as the trial version, but with four additional fighters: Hitomi, Tina, Jann Lee, and Bass.

Regardless of platform, all users can transfer unlocked titles, costumes, and Story Mode progress from the last-gen versions of Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate to both the free and full retail versions of Dead or Alive 5: Last Round. Additional characters, Story Mode, and other features can be accessed for a fee.

Koei Tecmo also revealed that “The Crimson,” a fan-favorite stage from Dead or Alive 2, will return in Last Round. Here’s the official description:

A multi-level stage set in a bustling urban street in Asia, players start out on sprawls of tin rooftops where victory and defeat teeter on a razor thin edge. Combatants are one good punch away from being thrown through the surrounding fence, treated to one of several all-new over-the-top Cliffhanger events, and ultimately smashing through to the lower level, a dimly lit street tinged only with the light of surrounding neon signs.

Screenshots released today show Kokoro, Brad, Leifang, and Tina utilizing the Danger Zones across both levels of The Crimson, while sporting new costumes and customized hairstyles.

Watch a pair of gameplay videos below. View the screenshots at the gallery.

Ayane vs. Hitomi

Brad vs. Kokoro

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