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Dead or Alive 5 Last Round

Dead Or Alive 5: Last Round Coming February With Free Trials In Tow
by Mike Futter on Oct 23, 2014 at 05:04 AM
Publisher: Koei Tecmo
Developer: Team Ninja
Release:
Rating: Mature
Platform: PlayStation 4, PC, Xbox One, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360

The library of fighting games on new-generation consoles will get bigger in February, with the release of Dead or Alive 5: Last Round. Koei Tecmo has announced the release date and options for playing the title across four different platforms.

You’ll be able to purchase the full game for $39.99 on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One at retail or via digital distribution. On Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, Last Round will be available digitally only for $29.99.

There are pre-order bonuses at a variety of retailers. At GameStop (Disclaimer: GameStop is Game Informer’s parent company) you can get the Ninja (Ayane, Hayabusa, Hayate, Kasumi) and Aloha (Ayane, Hitomi, Kasumi, Mila) costume packs. At Amazon and Best Buy, you’ll get the Showstopper pack (Christie, Helena, Lisa, Tina) and Beach party costume set (Kokoro, Leifang, Momiji, Rachel).

For those that want to take Last Round for a test drive, there are options on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. On Sony’s system, you’ll be able to download the Core Fighters version of Dead or Alive 5: Last Round. This comes with four fighters (Ayane, Hayate, Kasumi, Ryu Hayabusa) and most game modes. You’ll be able to purchase more fighters a la carte.

On Xbox One, there will be a trial similar to the PS4 version except that it cannot be expanded with new characters. Instead, there is a $4.99 Core Fighters edition that includes eight fighters (Ayane, Hayate, Kasumi, Ryu Hayabusa, Hitomi, Tina, Jann Lee, and Bass). Additional fighters for this version are available for purchase.

If you have Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate, you’ll be able to transfer your progress and downloaded content (regardless of originating platform) to Last Round. Details on how exactly this will work are not yet available. Charts are available on the official website to explain which versions can play with each other. 

All four versions will be out on February 17, 2015. For more, read our review of the original release of Dead or Alive 5.