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Platform PS3, 360, PS Vita Publisher Tecmo Koei Games Developer Team Ninja Release Date 2012-09-25

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Dead or Alive 5: Last Round announced for PS4 and Xbox One

A surprise announcement at this weekend's Japan Gamer's Live event revealed Dead or Alive 5: Last Round will launch in spring 2015 on Xbox One and PlayStation 4, in Japan. There's no word on any Western release, nor additional details on the game itself other than the teaser trailer above. The last full release in the series was Dead or Alive 5, which launched worldwide in September 2012. Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate, an update to the game, launched a year later.

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Tecmo Koei looking at Windows PC options

Tecmo Koei's recent combat adventure Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z was one of the company's rare forays into Windows PC gaming. But the Japanese firm could be looking to expand its presence away from consoles and handhelds. A new update on Tecmo Koei's Facebook page invites followers to speak up about their interest in Windows PC games. "How many of you are a PC gamer here?" asks the update, which has so far attracted over 300 comments. Although Yaiba Ninja Gaiden, reviewed earlier this week by Polygon, was released for Windows PC and consoles, last year's Dead or Alive 5: Ultimate was released for consoles only.

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Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate receiving update in February, new fighter in spring

Team Ninja's Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 will receive update 1.04 in February, studio head Yosuke Hayashi announced during this weekend's Official Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate Tournament, with new fighter Marie Rose coming "some time" in the spring. According to Free Step Dodge, Hayashi revealed that the console patch will not include Marie Rose, but the fighter will be introduced to consoles in spring. The patch will roll out to the Japan-exclusive arcade port of Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate towards the end of January. The Swedish gothic fighter was first revealed in a video for the arcade version of Team Ninja's fighting game in November. Marie Rose's fighting style is based on a Russian martial art called Systema, a military fighting style with an emphasis on...

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PS Vita fighting sale kicking off

Sony has announced a sale on various fighting and combat games for PlayStation Vita. According to the company, the sale is being held "to prepare for the imminent arrival" of Injustice: Gods Among Us Ultimate Edition, which is due to launch on Vita next week. Discounts of up to 60 percent are being offered with extra savings for PlayStation Plus members. A full price-list is available at PlayStation Blog. The offer is split across two weeks with Dead or Alive 5 Plus, Guacamelee, Mortal Kombat, Real Boxing and Soul Calibur: Broken Destiny discounted this week. Atomic Ninjas, Divekick, KickBeat, PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale, Ultimate Marvel Vs Capcom 3 and Reality Fighters will be on offer in the week beginning Dec. 12.

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Shadowloo Showdown 2013 to unleash top international fighters upon Australia

With talent hailing from New Zealand, Japan, Kuwait, France, England, America, Singapore and more, Australia's leading fighting game tournament Shadowloo Showdown is set to unleash the top international fighters upon the country when it commences later this month. As outlined in the video above, numerous special guests confirmed include Mad Catz' Tokido and Mago, AVerMedia's GamerBee, Shungoku Neurosis, Abegen, Uryo, DJ Huoshen and DM MCZ Xian, who won the Super Street Fighter 4 world championship at Evo 2013. Shadowloo Showdown 2013 will host tournaments for the games listed below. Event attendees will be able play fighting games not officially included in the tournament list, such as Dead or Alive 5, Skullgirls and Guilty Gear. Super Street Fighter 4: Arcade Edition 2012 (Xbox...

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Microsoft's TGS booth will be packed with 29 playable Xbox One and 360 games

Microsoft plans to bring 30 playable Windows, Xbox One and Xbox 360 games to the Tokyo Game Show, according to a blog post by Takashi Sensui, head of the Xbox in Japan. It will be the first time the upcoming console will be playable in Japan. Here's the full, subject-to-change, lineup: Xbox One TitanFall Forza Motorsport 5 Ryse: Son of Rome Crimson Dragon Kinect Sports Rivals Max: The Curse of Brotherhood Killer Instinct FIFA 14 World Class Soccer Xbox 360 Lightning Final Fantasy XIII Returns Armored Core Verdict Day Yaiba: NInja Gaiden Z FIFA 14 World Class Soccer Dragon Ball Z Battle of Z Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 F1 2013 Phantom Breaker Extras Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate World of Tanks Xbox 360 Edition Fable Anniversary NBA 2K14 Rock Smith 2014 Band Fuse...

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PlayStation Vita TV compatible PS Vita games include God Eater 2, Gundam Breaker, Soul Sacrifice Delta and more

The initial list of PS Vita games and software packages compatible with the PlayStation Vita TV, a micro-console allowing users play PlayStation Vita and PSP games on their television with a DualShock 3 controller, includes Lumines, Rayman Origins, Gundam Breaker, Soul Sacrifice Delta and more. Other notable titles include God Eater 2, Spelunker collection, Earth Defense Force 3 Portable Ratchet & Clank: QForce Squadron Galaxy, Final Fantasy 10/10-2 HD Remaster Dead or Alive 5 Plus, Ragnarok Odyssey Ace, Ultimate Marvel VS. Capcom 3, XBlaze Code: Embryo and BlazBlue: Continuum Shift Extend. The full list of PS Vita games and titles currently revealed for the PS Vita TV can be viewed on the PlayStation Japan site. Using the PS Vita TV device, players will eventually have access...

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Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate coming to Japanese arcades with new character

An arcade version of Team Ninja's Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate it set to hit arcades in Japan this winter, and will feature a brand new unannounced character, reports Siliconera. The arcade version will be based on the definitive version of Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate; the game launched this week in North America and Japan for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. The arcade edition is currently slated for release in Japan only and will be distributed by Sega. This updated version will feature a new character not present in the console versions of Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate. Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate Arcade will be the first series title to be released in arcades in 13 years, the last being 2000's Dead or Alive 2 Millennium. Polygon has reached out to Tecmo Koei to get more details on the arcade version...

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Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate trailer shows off high-flying ninja battles

A new trailer for Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate shows the series' characters engaged in high-speed hand-to-hand combat in breakable stages. At least two of the stages in the trailer come from other games: The Sky City Tokyo stage with the giant attacking Buddha statue originally appeared in Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2, and the Lost World stage where the fighters battle atop a series of plateaus returns from Dead or Alive 3. Forest, another stage from Dead or Alive 3, does not appear in this trailer but will also be returning in Ultimate. The trailer also features the new characters: Returning grappler Leon, Momiji and Rachel from the Ninja Gaiden series, and Jacky Bryant from Sega's Virtua Fighter series. Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate adds new modes like Team Fight and Survival, and features...

Dead or Alive 5 Releases
North America
  • PlayStation 3
    • Released 09/25/2012
    • Publisher Tecmo Koei Games
    • Developer Team Ninja
  • Xbox 360
    • Released 09/25/2012
    • Publisher Tecmo Koei Games
    • Developer Team Ninja
  • PlayStation Vita
    • Released 03/19/2013
    • Publisher Tecmo Koei Games
    • Developer Team Ninja
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