The critically acclaimed Dead or Alive 5 is set to receive a free-to-play edition this autumn, as Tecmo Koei Europe look to break new ground with the hugely popular franchise. Alongside the forthcoming release of Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate will be Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate: Core Fighters, a free-to-play downloadable edition of the videogame supported by micro-transactions.
The Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate: Core Fighters edition will offer four of the most popular Dead or Alive 5 characters – Kasumi, Ayane, Ryu Hayabusa and Hayate – and all gameplay modes bar the story mode. Sounding like an elaborate demo, Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate: Core Fighters distinguishes itself by offering additional characters and the story mode as downloadable content (DLC). Players will be able to add playable additions of their favourite characters for a one-off payment of $3.99 USD each, and the story mode will be available to purchase for $14.99. No UK prices have yet been revealed.
Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate: Core Fighters is currently suggested for release on 3rd September 2013, exclusively for PlayStation 3. Electronic Theatre will keep you updated with all the latest details on Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate and the potential for an Xbox 360 version of Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate: Core Fighters, which has not yet been ruled out entirely.