Previously teased at the DOA Festival, the Summer-themed costume set and “Fireworks” stage are now available for purchase in North America.
Regarded as one of the most visually stunning 3D fighing game franchises to-date, Dead or Alive is also known for having one of the largest catalogs of costumes in the entire Fighter genre. Not only do the base installments feature an extensive variety of unlockable costumes, but more than 100 additional costumes can be purchased as DLC. In the case of Dead or Alive 5 and its updates, each character has costumes featuring their standard attire, clothing from previous games, formal-wear, gym clothes- even superhero outfits, circus gear, and a few cross-over items.
The inaugural DOA Festival was held this past weekend in Japan, celebrating the legacy of Team Ninja’s and Koei Temco’s franchise with tournaments, a cosplay contest, exhibition matches and new announcements from Team Ninja Director Yosuke Hayashi. Among the announcements was the reveal of a new costume set and stage, both of which are now available for the North American console versions of DOA 5: Last Round. The “Hot Summer Costume Set” includes new swimsuits for 16 of the playable characters. The DLC-wear is only for the following characters:
- Marie Rose
- Phase 4
The new “Fireworks” stage is also available as a free download, however the new beach level is exclusive to the PS4 and Xbox One versions of Last Round. As shown in the trailer below, the night-time stage is themed after Dead or Alive Xtreme‘s “Zack Island”, with players dueling on a beach volleyball court beside Zack of All Trades.
The Dead or Alive 5: Last Round “Hot Summer Costume Set” DLC pack can be purchased through XBLA and PSN for $18.99; alternatively, each costume can be individually purchased. Those with either the Season Pass (PS4) or New Costume Pass (Xbox One) will receive the costume bundle as part of their purchase.
Dead or Alive 5: Last Round is available for 360, PS3, Xbox One, PS4 and PC. The DLC packs have not been scheduled to release for the PC version, as Team Ninja is currently improving the title; online functionality was originally scheduled to go live in July, but has since been indefinitely delayed. Team Ninja is also developing Dead or Alive Xtreme 3, however the third title in the spin-off series will be exclusive to Japan and Southeast Asia.