By Spencer . April 13, 2011 . 9:57am
Tecmo Koei set May 24 as the release date for Dead or Alive: Dimensions in North America. Their 3D fighting game throws 25 returning characters from the series into the ring. Ayane, Ryu, Tina, Zack, Hitomi, Kasumi, Omega, and Kasumi Alpha are all on the roster.
And all of the characters have a wardrobe of alternate costumes. Some outfits can only be unlocked using the Nintendo 3DS’ SpotPass feature, which downloads game data when your 3DS is near a Wi-Fi hotspot. Between May 24 when Dead or Alive: Dimensions arrives in stores to June 26 players will be able to unlock 34 costumes exclusive to SpotPass. If you miss a day of downloading you can catch the downloadable costume rerun from June 28-31.
Team Ninja decided to add optional touch screen controls to Dead or Alive: Dimensions. “We came to a sudden realization that the bottom screen of the 3DS is sitting there doing nothing, so we decided that displaying the tech list on the touchscreen is the only way to go,” Yosuke Hayashi, Team Ninja head, explained in an interview with Siliconera.
For more on how the touch screen controls work check out our hands-on impressions of Dead or Alive: Dimensions.