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Dead or Alive 5

Platform(s): PlayStation 3, PlayStation Vita, Xbox 360
Genre: Action
Publisher: Tecmo Koei
Developer: Team Ninja
Release Date: Sept. 25, 2012 (US), Sept. 28, 2012 (EU)

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'Dead or Alive 5' (ALL) Collector's Edition Detailed

by Rainier on June 25, 2012 @ 9:13 p.m. PDT

Returning for another knock-out round, Dead or Alive 5 marries its signature fighting style with MMA fighting techniques with a fun twist for players new and old.

Dead or Alive 5 promises to marry its signature fighting style with a wide variety of martial arts fighting techniques to create an even stronger direction for the popular franchise. No longer content to be eye candy with a deadly kick the female fighters will prove that they possess even more character in the game. Doing so adds to their unique styles which will accentuate their individual personalities as they fight it out with their opponents with a new look and feel only befit for a new generation of intense Dead or Alive combat.

In Dead or Alive 5, players will once again take on the roles of the cast of Dead or Alive fighters in an intense, action-packed brawler set in visually striking locations from around the world. The famed Dead or Alive hand-to-hand combat returns supported by completely new 3D stages that maintain their incredibly characteristic style but with a fresh look and feel. In Dead or Alive 5 stages are more than spectacular visual backdrops, instead playing to a fighter’s strengths. As a fight progresses, the backdrop will change and interact with players. Skilled fighters will be able to utilize these dynamic stages to execute hard-hitting blows, pitting their opponents against fresh obstacles to create a breathtaking new fighting experience.

“We wanted to create a truly compelling package of rewards to make our ‘DOA Day’ launch a day to celebrate for the fans that have made DEAD OR ALIVE synonymous with intense hand-to-hand fighting combat,” said Amos Ip, SVP and General Manager of TECMO KOEI America. “Whether it’s a stunning set of female fighter swimsuits for preorders or an entire luxurious package complete in an embossed metal case for the Collector’s Edition, players will get something that enriches their gaming experience.”

Players who preorder DEAD OR ALIVE 5 at GameStop or Amazon will get an exclusive set of in-game bunny-style swimsuits for three female characters. At GameStop purchasers will get a ‘DOA Angels’ set of white swimsuits for Kasumi, Leifang, and Hitomi, while Amazon players will get a set of three ‘DOA Devils’ black swimsuits for Christie, Tina, and Ayane .

Available exclusively at GameStop, the game’s Collector’s Edition pulls out all the stops to provide a rich package of physical and in-game items for fans, starting with the first-class embossed steel case that keeps the precious goods inside safe. Along with the game, players get premium swimsuit costumes for DOA5’s full cast of playable female characters. An exclusive hardcover art book details the game’s lush imagery and the game’s stirring soundtrack CD lets fans experience the music of DOA even when they’re away from the game. Finally, a full-color poster of the DOA5 cast tops off the deluxe package of items. DEAD OR ALIVE 5 will be available for an MSRP of $59.99 for the regular edition and $79.99/59,99 Euro for the Collector’s Edition.

Under the leadership of Hayashi-san, Team NINJA is developing a bright new future for the Dead or Alive franchise. As long-time fans of the series become more established, Team NINJA has taken great strides to ensure a new experience that matured with the player. Intertwining elements of realism within the Dead or Alive world, players will be able to connect with their fighters in a whole new light.

With each battle executing a new level of involvedness, the fighters themselves have become more complex in their design. In Dead or Alive 5 players will be able to feel more involved in the action as they see their fighters sweat as they exert more energy. Further, the grittier realistic design of these beloved fighters adds a new layer of depth to the Dead or Alive series. Players can also kick up the competition in online multiplayer modes where fighters must learn to utilize their strength and weaknesses to K.O. challengers.


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