Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate Announced For North America And Europe [Update]

By Ishaan . May 9, 2013 . 9:30am

Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate is headed to North America and Europe. Tecmo Koei have announced that the updated fighting game will be available this Fall on the Xbox 360 and PS3, both at retail and as a download.


As previously reported, Ninja Gaiden’s Momiji will be joining the game as a new combatant, and Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate will include features from the recent Dead or Alive 5 Plus on the PlayStation Vita as well.


Check out a trailer and screenshots from Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate below.



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  • Superior Spider-Man

    I really hope she isn’t the only additional char in this game.

    • Storm

      Leon is at the end of the announce trailer. Ein is said to return, as well. As far as new characters go, though, yeah, hopefully she’s not the only new one.

      • MrJechgo

        Why would they bring back Ein?!? Not only wouldn’t it make sense to the story, but Hitomi got most of his moves.
        At least Leon can be further updated with new moves to make him less of a clone.

        • David García Abril

          Ein can also be updated to be less of a clone (although Ein and Hitomi have key differences as they already are).

          Plus, they don’t need to include Ein in the story mode. He just needs to be playable.

          • MrJechgo

            SPOILERS ALERT!

            Honestly, the only way they could add Ein is if Hayate starts his story mode as Ein so he doesn’t blow his cover as a ninja (y’know, undercover) and then reverts back to his usual ninja moveset.

            Ein is Hayate, but with amnesia… which he cured. Storywise, it doesn’t make sense to add him since Hayate is back to nomal… unless Ein is used as an alternate identity for Hayate, like entering a tournament without revealing his name. That would work.

            If Ein is used as a cover for Hayate in story mode, I’m all up for it. That would be a great way to get him back in the roster. I’m just not that up with the “bringing back just for the sake of it” kind of idea.

            Leon quit the DOA tournament, but it doesn’t take much to get him back in.

          • Storm

            Fans wanted Ein back. He’s not going to be involved in the story, but his connection with Hitomi is certainly there, as shown in her timeline of the DoA5 story. So it’s not randomy thrown in like say having Tengu in DoA4. Speaking of 4, Ein was long done with, but still included as a character. Not sure why you’re so strongly against it.

        • James Reilly

          Um what…? Ein hasn’t been relevant to the story since his introduction back in DoA 2 when he reverted back to Hayate in the end and became another ninja fighter. I can argue how half the cast stopped being relevant to the plot. Did not stop him from appearing in DoA 3, DoA 4, and DoD because he has always been a fan favorite fighter as the original amnesiac karate fighter for the DoA series. Ein and Hitomi are fairly different like Gouken and Ryu or Jin and Heihachi. Ein was the original karate guy and his technique had some flash and power versus the more agile Hitomi.

          They can always add more stuff for Ein to make him even more unique and I can imagine he is cheaper to make as well since they can mostly reuse the Hayate character model. Honestly adding Momij you would think she was a Hayabusa clone when she actually looks like a Hayabusa/Tina hybrid from the gameplay. Funny how you say Leon is ok when originally was a replacement for Bayman.

          • $7573679

            Tbh, Kasumi has a clone. Why would it make any less sense to have a clone of Hayate as well? I mean DOAtec had captured Hayate before he suddenly came wandering to Hitomi in the forest? Story wise it could make sense that they’d make a clone of him at this point and just released him for study, without knowing he had amnesia (you know, cause they are scientists, not fighters. (Helena was surprised at least):p). Thus they had the clone copy Hayate’s current moves, which happened to be Karate Hayate and not the ninja one… Or the clone at the time simply also escaped and had been training Karate aswell (though not at the same dojo). Going clone you open up so many possibilities…

    • zferolie

      She isn’t. The trailer shows someone else at the very end. People are saying it’s Leon… but I forget who is his

  • Vesperion

    I seen on Wikipedia that ultimate adds Momoji and Leon, but i didn’t see a source. Just take it with a grain of salt of course

  • Zonic505

    So wait, downloadable as in the full game, or similar to SSFIV AE, where you could get it as DLC if you owned Super SFIV or just get a physical copy to get both SSFIV & AE? Probably the former, but wouldn’t mind some clarity.

  • Tom

    Why isn’t there an official nude code for this game?!

    • Xerain

      Actually it should be DLC that costs $100.

      • Tom

        LOL, I don’t care as long as it’s high quality. There’s a nude patch for the PC version of DoA5 but since I’m a console guy I can’t enjoy it…

        • doubleO7

          There is no PC version. They must be running a hacked version on an emulator.

  • I should be excited, but Tecmo bungling Cross Goods between PS3 and Vita is kind of killing my buzz. My Cheerleader costumes I got for preordering 5 Plus? Still not working, despite them updating the game’s site to announce they would be “As of 4/16… “. Today is… *Flips calendar*… May 9, and they still no worky. The most recent batch of swimsuits they released, the “Hot Getaway” packs, according to the game’s site, “… can be downloaded on PlayStation®3 as Cross-Goods.”? No worky. They’ve still yet to address the issues at all, and are now moving on to an updated version of the game.

    Considering that I’ve bought all of the DLC for the game, if this is the service they’re going to offer from here on out, it kind of makes me worry.

    • Repede91

      This seems more like a Tecmo KOEI US issue. The cheerleader and Hot Getaway costumes are already available in other regions. Look how their US branch handled Atelier Totori +, no one knew it was coming out here until it was available,

      Heck, when the original NG3 came out many of the PS3 collector`s editions didn`t have the Online Pass included. FAfter writing them an e-mail it took them 2 weeks to beck back to me with a code.

  • MrJechgo

    Now, if we can only get Rachel :D

  • David García Abril

    I thought Momiji’s model was just copied and pasted from “Ninja Gaiden 3”.

    Then I realized her breasts are smaller.

    • MrTyrant


      • Slayven19

        Or sadness. Though I prefer slightly smaller breast but not to small.

    • Nooooo! How can they do that to us!? >_<'

    • ShadowDivz

      Execute program: Pissed off pervert.exe

  • Learii

    that all they add really? really? REALLY?

  • Linhua

    … okay now where’s that guy who said he heard Leon in the background fighting Momiji. I owe him an apology for thinking he was crazy .-.

  • Pokahontas McGuigan

    so not impressed. she fights like a boring version of ryu. all the ninjas have different styles of fighting. i wish they had experimented a little more with some more unique types of ninjitsu/hajinmon

    • Slayven19

      You didn’t even see all of her moves yet :/.

  • Joshelplex


  • TheExile285

    Feeling a little burned since i just bought DoA5+ and it seems it won’t get any of this as DLC.

    probably still buy this since i want a DOA for my PS3 :/

  • Nitraion

    Man i should wait for this game instead…..
    Well Momiji fighting stance Looks like Asuka from tekken to me..

    Also Leon is not really hype to me…. because you now Leon is Bayman clone unless they change his fighting styles…
    Well more VF chara can be hurt Aoi and eileen is good edition :P

    • Mantiskilla

      Nah Leon is pretty different from Bayman if you ask me. He’s more power based with that style while Bayman is a bit more agile. The have different move sets with grapple combos as well.

      • Nitraion

        Their move is always grappy grappy and holdy holdy lol..
        Yeah I never really explore their moves, their stance seems same… Their “Ultimate” better be not just add one or two chara…. Tengu or boss chara in their previous entry should be included too and boss chara VF if must…

  • Ridho Siregar

    All right… now when can we see another Xtreme or Paradise?

  • XiaomuArisu

    Jean Reno!
    ….I mean Leon the professional.

  • ShadowDivz

    Glad i didn’t buy the original and waited before buying +.

  • Demitri Robinson

    so will the ps vita get an update as well or is the ps vita community going to have to pay for this

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