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'Dead Or Alive Ultimate Tournament' (Xbox) Extended

by Rainier on March 24, 2005 @ 12:55 p.m. PST

Tecmo and Xbox Live announced today that they have added two more online fighting sessions to the first round of the DOAU Tournament. DOA fans that have not had the chance to compete will get two more opportunities to fight and possibly beat the DOAU Mystery Gamer during these last two sessions. Read more for details ...

Only the strong will survive in the second round when the sixty-four finalists from the first round duke it out in this no holds barred blood thirsty online bracket-style round through Xbox Live. The two winners to survive the online blood bath will win the "Chance in a Lifetime" grand prize to Los Angeles to experience the 2005 Electronic Entertainment Expo and have a chance to meet the man they may have beat during the first round, the infamous Itagaki. More details on the second round and grand prize will be revealed in the upcoming weeks. For the most up to date information and official rules
on the DOAU Mystery Gamer Competition go to at

The added online sessions are scheduled for this week, Friday, March 25, 2005 from 5p.m. to 7p.m. PST, and Saturday, March 26, 2005 from 5p.m. to 7p.m PST.

About The Dead or Alive Ultimate Mystery Gamer Competition

The first round of the U.S. and Canadian tournament, entitled "The Dead or Alive Ultimate Mystery Gamer Competition," allows DOAU fighting fans from both countries a chance of a lifetime to fight against one of the creators of the game from Tecmo's highly esteemed Team Ninja development group. For one month, participants will be able to show off their fighting skills and prove their worth by logging into designated DOAU Mystery Gamer sessions through Xbox Live. Once there, they will receive only one chance to play and beat the DOAU Mystery Gamer in order to qualify for the finals round of the tournament. Designated dates and times for the DOAU Mystery Gamer sessions are listed on the official Xbox(R) website at later this week. Other regions will follow suit with their own versions for the first round of competition, details on other region's tournaments will be
announced in the upcoming weeks from Microsoft.

Contestants who beat the DOAU Mystery Gamer will move on to the finals round of the tournament where they will have a chance to fight against each other through Xbox Live in a fast and furious face-off using a random bracket format to decide the best of the best from US and Canada. The top two winners from this round, along with the 6 other regional winners from around the world, will win a "Chance in a Lifetime" prize package to the 2005 Electronic Entertainment Expo in Los Angeles, California. For more information on prizing and the official tournament rules go to

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