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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 controlling the six body levers through pressure points and striking. Game director Yohei Shimbori confirmed with 4Gamer later in the month that publisher Tecmo Koei plans to add Marie Rose to all versions of Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate.

Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate launched across North America, Europe, Australia and Japan for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 in September. Polygon has reached out to Tecmo Koei representatives for more details about the update and Marie Rose.

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