Dead Or Alive 5 Ultimate Trying Free To Play In Japan

Written by Shivam Kumar on Mon, Jun 3, 2013 3:55 PM
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Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate is going to attempt to play both sides of the Free to Play debate, by launching the game for free or at retail at the same time.

The free version will be limited in various ways, most notably only being allowed to play with one of 4 characters...

The storyline mode will also be purchase only, requiring a fairly hefty $15 to buy individually. Each character you wish to unlock will set you back another $4, although there will be a free rotation (similar to League of Legends) to let you try fighters you don't have unlocked yet for free.

Play between the free and full version is possible, and even with the free game you can play unlimited numbers of matches; if you're just picking up the game to continue dominating with your favorite fighter, you can do so for a measly $4 (or for free if you love playing as Kasumi, Ayane, Hayate, or Hayabusa). All non-DLC stages and costumes are included as well, and any DLC from Dead Or Alive 5 is transferable.

The game is only coming out for the PS3 (Xbox 360 is in the works), and currently only in Japan, although if the experiment succeeds we may well see the game ported to the US and the rest of the world.

Tribes: Ascend recently did a similar thing, allowing you to purchase the game once for all of the content, while still allowing in game currency or Station Cash to purchase items on the free version. Do you think this dual method will pay off and satisfy both types of gamers, or is it just straddling the fence? Tell us your thoughts below!

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07:51 Jun-04-2013

Too bad not released on PC to utilise PhysX lol

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08:06 Jun-04-2013

I don't even the Titan could handle that much jiggle.

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08:07 Jun-04-2013

LOL!!!

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16:13 Jun-07-2013

Ahahahaha xD

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04:51 Jun-04-2013

I'd play it for the plot, obviously.

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05:39 Jun-04-2013

Don't we all. ;)

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03:48 Jun-04-2013

Tig ol' Bitties...

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05:39 Jun-04-2013

Indeed. Wonder how good the "physics" are. Lol.

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23:41 Jun-03-2013

will the free version be downloadable on the jp psn?

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05:47 Jun-04-2013

Yes indeed it will be only on the Japan network.

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09:29 Jun-04-2013

i got a jp account so il be downloading this as a free version :P
should be good D:

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20:28 Jun-06-2013

What? Where? Why? HOW? :O :D

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05:59 Jun-07-2013

GIMMEH GIMMIEH GIMMIEH!! I DEMAND FREE BOOBS!!!

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23:17 Jun-03-2013

Thumbs up for those who clicked cuz of the pictures of girls... :DD

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01:30 Jun-04-2013

This very much sounds like YouTube now :b

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01:55 Jun-04-2013

lol

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19:42 Jun-03-2013

All that personality =D

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22:57 Jun-03-2013

Dual personalities

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04:37 Jun-04-2013

you mean personaliTIT?

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08:20 Jun-04-2013

XD

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13:03 Jun-04-2013

Lol

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18:56 Jun-03-2013

I am pretty sure, that if you punch her chest or her stomach, their breasts hit their own faces...

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18:58 Jun-03-2013

XD

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20:27 Jun-06-2013

Double-KO! :D

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08:42 Jun-07-2013

lol lol lol xD

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23:08 Jun-07-2013

Instead of Tapout Titout, new rules.
T.K.O Tits Knocked off, this is basicly a nice game mode, where you punch your opponents chest, multiple times, until their tits, fall off.
T.I.T.S To intense To Save, this is basicly a free4all, on how many people you can knockout when the timer rings, no saving is possible.
Please, come up with more, and add them here :P.

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09:20 Jun-08-2013

u r a true DOA fan xD

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10:19 Jun-08-2013

heh i almost fell of the chair. thumbs up man.

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22:11 Jun-08-2013

Come on boys, helpe me out here. add some more :D

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17:58 Jun-03-2013

I think that asian girls in gaming always have big breasts to compensate, in a way, for their real-life counterparts not having large chesticles.

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17:29 Jun-03-2013

BOOBIES !

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18:32 Jun-03-2013

My thoughts exactly, one of the main reasons (if not the only reason) I play DOA 5 :P

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17:17 Jun-03-2013

I think I'm the only one here that actually doesn't like playing the game o.O Personal opinion, I just don't like those 3D fighters :D However, give me the newest Fight Night and I'll waste a week of my life no problem!

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17:11 Jun-03-2013

hope this one still jiggles lol

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16:55 Jun-03-2013

Another reason to move to Japan :D

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16:20 Jun-03-2013

Wow wow wow ladies with nice pair of tits hey i am not a pervert xD

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16:33 Jun-03-2013

ooooooh tits....

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16:35 Jun-03-2013

Yup that's why i love DOA :{

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16:07 Jun-03-2013

MHMHMMMMMM BEWBIES FOR FREE YAYYYY....

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