Team Ninja are developing the latest version of Dead or Alive 5, titled Dead or Alive 5: Last Round for current and previous generation consoles. This week’s issue of Famitsu magazine shares a little on what the new title will feature. [Thanks, Game Jouhou.]
Dead or Alive 5: Last Round will be the final entry in the Dead or Alive 5 series, so it will include content from previous versions of the game as well as some new stuff for fans to look forward to.
According to the magazine report, Dead or Alive 5: Last Round will introduce a new female character. The report emphasizes that this isn’t a returning character from the series.
The new female character is also being developed using Koei Tecmo’s new “Soft Engine,” which is the name given to their new engine that was made to better depict the “softness” and “warmth” of a character’s body.
Additionally, there will also be a new male character, but Famitsu’s report doesn’t specify whether he’s a recurring character or not. Dead or Alive 5: Last Round will also have additional hairstyles, and the return of “The Danger Zone” stage from Dead or Alive and Dead or Alive 2.
Dead or Alive 5: Last Round is slated for release in Japan and the West sometime in Spring 2015 for PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, and Xbox One. DLC purchased from Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate on previous generation consoles will be transferable to current generation consoles as well.