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Platform: Xbox 360
Category: Fighting

The next evolution of the fighter has arrived! Today TECMO KOEI America announced that the hotly anticipated fighting game DEAD OR ALIVE 5 is available at retailers nationwide. Developed by Team NINJA, the intensely competitive but eminently accessible fighter is out now for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system, with a GameStop-exclusive DEAD OR ALIVE 5 Collector’s Edition also available for both consoles.

DEAD OR ALIVE 5 incorporates a wealth of martial arts fighting techniques into its distinctive fighting style to create a captivating new generation of DEAD OR ALIVE combat. Players will once again take on the roles of the legendary cast of DOA fighters in an action-packed brawler set in visually striking locations from around the world. The famed DEAD OR ALIVE hand-to-hand combat unfolds in new and expansive 3D stages that dynamically change as the fight progresses.

DEAD OR ALIVE 5 also 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 all-star 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. Plus, a trio of guest characters from SEGA’s Virtua Fighter – Akira Yuki, Pai Chan and Sarah Bryant! Each of these new and returning fighters represent the best-looking and most detailed characters in a DOA game to date, with true-to-life movement, expressive emotions, and realistic reactions to the environment. Beads of sweat will trickle down fatigued faces, breathing becomes heavy as a fight wears on, and environmental grime will stick to the sensual and burly bodies of the entire DOA cast.

DEAD OR ALIVE 5 is ESRB rated “M” (Mature) and is available for an MSRP of $59.99 for the regular edition and $79.99 for the Collector’s Edition. Available exclusively at GameStop, the Collector’s Edition pulls out all the stops to provide a rich package of physical and in-game items for fans, all enclosed in a sleek embossed keepsake steel case. DEAD OR ALIVE 5 was developed by Team NINJA and published by Tecmo Koei America.


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