Dead Or Alive: Dimensions High Kicks Into Stores On May 24

By Spencer . April 13, 2011 . 9:57am

imageTecmo 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.

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  • Selaphiel

    I wont have a 3DS until, like, way after that. I hope there’s some kind of DLC option for those costumes later down the line =|

    • Tatsu

      It’ll be interesting to see if they do make it available for everyone later on down the line. The whole point of this is supposedly to be to encourage more people to pick it up right away instead of waiting until it goes on sale.

      In a way, it’s kindof a cool idea to give a long-lasting reward to people who throw down the $40 at the start, as long as it’s relatively trivial like costumes.

  • malek86

    I’m still undecided on this game. On one hand, DOA, yeah! On the other hand, there are no new characters, and I’m not exactly itching to play a fighting game on a portable console.

    I might give it a try if I don’t have to pick up anything else in the near time. Which is unlikely, since Child of Eden, Rise of Nightmares and Duke Forever come out on June.

  • PrinceHeir

    only played DOA 1 on PS1. they said that the game is mixed with DOA3 and 4. is that a good thing?

    • Selaphiel

      Yeah, I’d say it’s kind-of a good thing. DOA4 is probably my favorite fighter as far as combo-ing goes, but the counter system is insanely complex. The current head of Team Ninja wants to make it simpler, more similar to DOA3.

      So, DOA4 gameplay + DOA3 counters = ?

  • Guest

    By the time I buy this my sale won’t mean much but its definitely the first fighter I’m picking up. Hopefully my friend buys it so I can mooch of of him….

  • banballow

    So, I’ll be able to walk into GameStop and get it on May 24, right Tecmo? We’re not gonna have a “that’s the shipping date” fiasco are we?… where the game doesn’t arrive in stores until May 25, and I have to wait until June 28 to get that first DLC?

  • rock1644

    I feel bad that I’ll miss out on the free DLC. :(

  • darkfox1

    oh America I jus love the way the ESRB or who ever makes the game covers and make them appropriate to their rating go out of their way to cover up just a lil bit of Kasumi’s leg. Oh how i just love America’s ESRB and everything else America does to not make people see Sexual Content in anything. O just how i love America…… Yes it bothers me that much

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