UPDATE: Tecmo Koei has shed a bit more light on Dead or Alive 5: Last Round, including that it’s also planned for release on Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, as well as PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. The PlayStation 4 and Xbox One versions will both render at native 1080p resolution and run at 60fps, and will feature the largest roster of fighters in any Dead or Alive game to date, with some new arrivals such as an all-new fighter called Nyotengu. The game will also boast a budget price on all platforms, with the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One versions selling for $39.99 USD, while the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 versions will sell for $29.99 USD. The Spring 2015 window appears to be worldwide at this point as well. Something of note in European territories however is that, while the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One versions will be offered at retail, and all versions will come to retail as well as digital storefronts in North America, the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 versions of the game will only be sold digitally in PAL regions.
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Team Ninja’s well-received fighter, Dead or Alive 5 is the latest last-gen game to be making a belated leap to next-gen consoles. The game was originally released for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 in September of 2012.
Dead or Alive 5 has already seen two re-releases as well. The first was a special handheld re-release for PlayStation Vita, Dead or Alive 5 Plus, which included exclusive play modes and other such bonuses that were tailored around Sony’s handheld. Afterward, the game was re-released for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 as Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate, with some of the bonuses from the PlayStation Vita release included, along with character re-balances, and a handful of all-new fighters.
The next-gen re-release of Dead or Alive 5 will be called ‘Dead or Alive 5: Last Round‘, and is so far only announced for Japan, even if a Western release is no doubt inevitable at some point. The Japanese will get the game in Spring 2015, so it may be a little while before fighting game fans in North America and Europe can get their hands on this latest edition of Team Ninja’s fighter.
It’s also unclear exactly what kind of upgrades will be present in Dead or Alive 5: Last Round so far. A small visual and performance upgrade is no doubt to be expected, along with Share Button/GameDVR functionality, but it’s unknown whether any further re-balances will be made to the game, nor if any new fighters will be added to the roster.
Regardless, keep punching back to Eggplante for all of your news and updates on the Dead or Alive series.