Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate Is Getting Even More New Characters

By Ishaan . March 21, 2014 . 9:31am

Team Ninja plan on releasing even more additional fighters for Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate in arcades, which will then be brought over to the console versions of the game, the studio revealed today.


“We announce officially that we will have more fighters to #DOA5UA first, then #DOA5U, after Marie Rose & Phase 4, coming next week,” Team Ninja tweeted this morning.


They added that they plan to release a “New Characters” DLC set with better price value for the console versions of the game, once all new fighters have been incorporated into the roster. Unfortunately, they said, it will take at least six months until such a bundle is available.


The initial plan, they explained, was to have all of these new fighters be added to the game at once, but changed their minds because they felt fans would like to be able to begin using them sooner, rather than waiting longer for the whole set.

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  • Their DLC are really overpriced

    • Arrngrim

      I don’t want to even add up the cost of every character/costume in the game…it would probably be so outrageous I’d cry. Now what they NEED to do, is release DOAX:3 and then pull this overpriced/outrageous DLC. Then I’d buy it. Because sex sells.

    • DaiRaiOh

      And also very optional

    • Duo Maxwell

      Apparently you haven’t heard about Namco Bandai.

    • Kayriss Wins

      They’ve been channeling Capcom’s DLC practices ALOT lately. My poor collectors edition of vanilla DOA5 I bought at launch remains irrelevant.

    • Arrngrim

      If you were “smart” and bought all bundles, it looks like it would be $115.89 from this wiki.

      If you decided to pick each set up individually, it’d cost you $131.62.

      Admittedly, that’s if you wanted to “collect ‘um all”, but in the past we paid like $49.99 (new, or $10 used later) and unlocked all the costumes by playing the game. I use to support DLC content (I’ve purchased multiple iterations of the RoAW games and DLC), but I’m rethinking my stance on that with these obvious money-grabs put out by companies. You’ve gotta draw the line somewhere…

  • Will this ever come to PC?

    • DaiRaiOh


  • Rafael Martines

    I’m still waiting for a version with ALL DLCs INCLUDED :P, at least to main characters (except DLC characters)

    • Xerain

      You have it backwards. There should be a version that includes ALL characters. As long as the game includes a good amount of costumes, they can sell the extra ones for whatever they want, as they have no bearing on the actual game play or one’s ability to practice and improve.

      On the other hand, you can’t practice and learn a character’s fighting style for purposes of learning to properly counter it without buying that character. This is most likely why the reassured players a character bundle is coming.

  • Esteban Granados

    Marie Rose And Phase 4 Both Coming Next Week? I Only Expected Marie But Phase 4! This Is Awesome News! And The New Characters Would Really Great To See As Well, I Wonder If It Will Be Brand new Fighters Or Bringing Back Old Ones

    • doubleO7

      They meant that Phase-4 is coming to arcades the same time Marie Rose is coming to consoles, which is next week.

      • EinMugenTenshin

        Oh man, they fooled me as well. Would have been awesome if it was real though, but ye, probably as you say.

  • venomryu

    I would love to see a bokotor fighter team ninja if not a wing chun fighter

  • JAY

    So no love still for the Vita version huh?

    • leingod

      That hurts me. It’s the only version I play kinda regularly.

  • Yan Zhao

    So they changed their mind about character DLC being free too I presume?

    • Slayven19

      Yep, seems so at least for mira. However the kasumi clone may in fact be free but I don’t know for sure.

    • doubleO7

      A lot can change in two years. And it’s not cheap to add new characters to a fighting game, so I’m not entirely surprised it turned out this way. As long as they’re reasonably priced I won’t complain.

  • MrJechgo

    More? Like who???

    Yaiba from NG Z? Hope not… that game is garbage…

    Ok, let’s see:
    – Raidou, Tengu and Genra are previous bosses that are missing, for obvious reasons.
    – Kasumi-Alpha isn’t in 5 either… but Phase-4 might be the replacement
    – Shiden was a hidden boss ONLY in Dimensions, but I’m sure that he’s still alive in the events of 5.
    – Irene is still alive with the events of Ninja Gaiden AND DoA… but we never saw her fight. She’s a CIA agent, so surely she knows combat of some sort.

    As for more Virtua Fighter characters, well, not that they don’t mesh well with the game, but at this point, might as well make DoA vs VF altogether.

    • David García Abril

      Phase 4 has a completely new moveset. Alpha was basically pre-DOA4 Kasumi.

    • Slayven19

      They could just make up another new character just like they did with mira.

    • Death Metal

      I think Irene would be a good addition for one. She fits in with a fighting style similar to Sarah’s, or some other military form of combat, like Bryan Fury’s.

  • KyoyaHibari

    More characters, cool cool cool. Figured they would keep going, love the drive TK!

  • Eder García

    waiting for the GOTY edition wil all the DLC included on disc

    • They already released it: DoA5 Ultimate. Then they decided to add more DLC on top of that…so unless they come up with DoA5 Ultimate 2…looks like we’re fitting the bill for the extras.

      • doubleO7

        Nah, even 5U didn’t include all the Vanilla DOA5 DLC, just some.

        I wouldn’t be surprised if they released another version once they’re completely done with all the DLC.

  • I’ll wait for Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate+ Complete Edition.

    • leingod

      If you mean the Vita, me too.

  • doubleO7

    Awesome! One of those had better be everyone’s favorite pointy-nosed birdman.

    I suppose brand new characters are most likely, which would be fine.

    Aside from bosses and Shiden, there aren’t really any missing characters to bring back, and I don’t see them loading up the game with all of the previous bosses, but they may consider just the highly requested ones (Tengu and Raidou).

    I suppose Yaiba has a chance of making the cut, now that he’s established in the NG/DOA universe. It would be interesting to see him with a realistic, non-cell-shaded model.

    I still personally want to see Ryo Hazuki, but he’s pretty unlikely at this point unless we get some kind of news on the future of Shenmue at E3 or TGS, in which case he’d be perfect for some cross-promotion. Now that we’ve got 3 playable variations of Kasumi, the fact that his moveset would be similar (but not identical) to Akira’s shouldn’t be a problem anymore.

    I don’t except to see any more VF guests though. They need to just make DOAxVF already!

    • Repede91

      I`d actually like to see the Spartan return. I enjoyed playing her in four.

  • doubleO7

    Don’t know if I have the patience to wait 6 months for that bundle. I’ll probably just buy each new characters individually.

  • Freakmasta

    Grab Vanessa and Goh from Virtua Fighter and you have my interest.

    • yomachaser

      Dammit now I’m sitting here imagining what kind of critical attack you’d give Goh!

  • LuciferD666

    If they’d add more VF characters like Goh Hinogami that’d be awesome!Also Jean Kujo would be nice as well.But I’m happy they don’t intend on stopping with what they already.have.

  • David García Abril

    Not cool, Team Ninja.

    Not cool.

    At this point you should be thinking about a DOA6 for PS4 and Xbone.

    5 has enough characters already.

    • Slayven19

      I’m sure they are doing that, they don’t stop plans just because they are still expanding on an currently released game. If anything this helps the funding and budget of suck a project for next gen.

    • Arrngrim

      Or better yet, DOAX:3 for Xbone (because for some reason they won’t release those on PS format…)

      • Ni ~Algidus~

        we got a portable version of DOAX2 named paradise on PSP. I don’t see why they would not release it to the PS systems now that the franchise isn’t exclusive anymore

  • Demeanor

    We need a Ba Gua Zhang expert to complete the rose of Nei Jia :D

  • Ricardo C

    I would like more male characters to even things out. Maybe new male characters would be nice.

  • RunningWild1984

    Ugh DLC in fighting games. Get that shit outta here. It’s the cancer that is killing the video game industry, it needs to go. Why can’t we get complete finished games anymore?

    • Death Metal

      By your logic, we would not be playing DOA5 yet, it would yet to be released, and would still be at least 6 months far from release.

      DLC is not killing games, on the contrary, it is giving additional life for titles like this. New characters and stages are awesome additions to a fighting game.

    • DaiRaiOh

      Because, and I know this might be shocking news to you, developers actually like to support their games after release. DOA5 came out completed. It’s just actively getting some new content instead of being abandoned. That’s the only different DLC makes for it so stop complaining about something you obviously don’t understand

  • Ixbran

    I expect to see Tengu returning eventually.

    • Skode

      Seems inevitable after this announcement. Him and some new pair of boobs to help shift those bikini bundles – im up for that, a lot more than another Kasumi clone thats for sure. I see myself holding out for the whole bundle release to be honest – Marie Rose appeals but i aint spending on Phase 4 so i guess she can be the get three and fourth comes free bundle being hinted here.

    • Death Metal

      I would like to see a new female with a more distinct body, like a chubby girl (not necessarily fat), to differentiate more from the other stabilished females.

      And Irene. :D

  • Somebodyissilent

    Just port everything on one disc to the Ps4.

  • megaten666

    I’m kinda curious how many of them end up being Kasumi and Alpha clones.

  • Hines Green III

    Gimme Kazuma Kiryu in this pls

  • Effy Zoey Croft

    I don’t think there will be any “new” characters but I could see this list
    – Tengu
    – Nikki (Zack’s gf)
    – Rio (Paradise Volleyball Black Dealer Babe)
    – Sonia (Irene Lew)
    – Vanessa (VF)

    • doubleO7

      All of those characters could fit… except Nikki. Does she even know how to fight? As far as I know, we’ve never seen anything to suggest that she can. She never did much besides show up in Zack’s endings in the previous games.

      • Effy Zoey Croft

        Lisa was brought into DOA4 after debuting in the Volleyball series, we never knew she could fight until she appeared in DOA4.

  • Guy Wesley

    I could just get whatever character I want if I want to.
    I just wish we knew the price is for the character pack at least. All I can get is that it’ll be less than $36.

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