Dead Or Alive 5 Ultimate Says Marie Christmas

By Spencer . December 19, 2013 . 4:19am

The Dead or Alive series hasn’t had a new arcade release in over a decade. That’s going to change on December 24 when Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate: Arcade comes out. This is a port of the console game with one extra character, Marie Rose.


Marie Rose has different costumes like a Battle Suit, Gothic Lolita style, and a Santa dress called "Marie Christmas."


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Players can unlock new costumes by getting panel pieces. Once you have a complete picture you can use the costume. Player data like your GP (grade points), character points, stats, and costumes are saved to an Aime card.


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Tecmo Koei also has an update for Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate: Core Fighters, the free to play version, that makes Hitomi playable between December 19 to January 14, 2014.


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  • EinMugenTenshin

    Clever title!

    • ALfromHELLSING

      IKR lol

      • sarcasm or not, I giggled

  • Arcana Wiz

    Marie christmas for you too!

  • Bob Obb

    Bah, stop teasing and announce the PS4 version already

    • David GarcĂ­a Abril

      I prefer to wait to DOA6 for that.

  • fairysun

    That unlockable costume mechanics need to be applied on console system too. Instead of, you know, sell them with ridiculous prices.

    • Guest

      The console has plenty of unlockable costumes as it is. It would be more fair to complain about DLC costumes if it didnt have any on-disk unlockables, like most other fighting games.

    • Yan Zhao

      The console version has plenty of unlockable costumes. It would be more fair to complain if it did, like most other fighting games.

    • Nitraion

      I agree it makes the game have something to do….

  • Marie Christmas… *Marie* Christmas. ***MARIE*** CHRISTMAS?!?!? G… G… GAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHH!!!!!!
    (blows up several small island nations)

    • Virevolte

      Eyh dude, I lived here. :/

      • Servant BerserCAR

        Sorry for your loss. :
        People went crazy, man, because this year’s Christmas is hotter than usual.

        • Virevolte

          I wasn’t expecting Evil Super Saiyans to be fan of Dead Or Alive.

          I was so damn naive. :

          • Servant BerserCAR

            Lol. It’s Dead or Alive, man. What do you expect?

  • greg_67

    Wow was misled by the title I almost figured they were going to finally release the new Marie Rose character onto consoles as a free dlc, seems they meant the arcade version. :(

  • Tom_Phoenix

    Loli Christmas

  • I… uhh… man…DAMN IT KOEI WHY YOU DO THIS TO US!! ;_;
    (so much want, so so much ‘guilty but I dun give a damn’ want!)

  • Brimfyre

    I hope she comes out soon. I bought DOA5 Ultimate just for her.

    Already had the original and + and swore they wouldn’t sucker me into buying Ultimate. Bastards had to break out the cute loli.

    • Linhua

      … they broke your last line of defense with their most powerful, unexpected secret weapon… lol.

  • ndjn3979

    I have to say, DOA looks much prettier than Tekken.

  • Marie is Tecmo’s Christmas present to the world lol =)

    • Linhua

      … given the title… I thought this was just a clever way of saying she will be under our PSTrees by Christmas… T^T … yet this is purely Arcade news… u_u;; …

      … I may have forgotten… but I must ask… have they given us a release date or range of some sort for Marie…?

      • Sadly not yet. Everyone, including myself, are waiting for her to be announced for consoles. All we can do is wait for a Christmas miracle lol =P

  • Anesia Hunter

    Still hoping they’ll make her as a DLC for DOA5+. >_<

    • doubleO7

      It won’t happen for 5+. If you want to use her on a portable, your only chance would be a Vita port of 5U.

  • TheBlackRabbit

    HO ho! nice title.

  • D H

    Ara… I really wish you guys had put Arcade in the post title, it’s a little misleading otherwise, I think, because I’d imagine most people clicking will believe from the title that she’d be releasing as DLC for Christmas…

    • Zak Ledward

      Is actually the case for me coming here orz

  • Nitraion

    hmm can we get her to console version as new year present?

  • Zak Ledward

    *Sees this article*
    *returns from the store, reads article*
    “‘Christmas costume coming to DoA5:U Arcade…'”

  • wez

    Thanks for posting this I will be in Japan on boxing day for ten days, Nothing will make my vacation better than my fav fighting game in arcades.

  • Linhua

    … I take it i’m not the only one who came here thinking we’d be reading news about having Marie under our PSTrees on Christmas Day…?

  • Vash bane

    the….that’s some combo there

  • tarbis

    Tecmo Koei. Please update DOA5+!!! I want my Marie Christmas too!!! T_T

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