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Dead or Alive 5
DoA 5
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Release Date (US):
September 25th, 2012
Release Date (UK):
September 28th, 2012
Online Players:
Team Ninja
Tecmo Koei
M [Mature]
PSU Rank:
0 of 1166 Games
PSU Rank on PS3:
0 of 0 Games
Additional Information:
Also available on Xbox 360

About Dead or Alive 5

Dead or Alive 5 is an upcoming fighting game in the Dead or Alive franchise. It is the first game in the series to see a multi-platform release since Dead or Alive 2 and the only one to be released simultaneously for both the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, as well as the first in the series to be released for the Xbox 360 since Dead or Alive Xtreme 2.



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Dead or Alive 5 has enough to please fans and newcomers with game mechanics that are easy to learn, but difficult to master.

We like

  • Improved visuals and story plot
  • Dynamic and lively characters and environments
  • Training tools

We dislike

  • Not enough evolution
  • Graphical shortcomings
  • Poor storytelling

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After the departure of Dead or Alive creator Tomonobu Itagaki from Team Ninja in 2008, many were concerned about the future of the series. For fans, Itagaki was DOA. A lot of the designer’s personality had been injected into the games and Itagaki has called DOA’s female characters his ‘daughters’ in the past. Nothing was heard about a sequel for several years following DOA4’s release. Now nearly s...

Dead or Alive 5 News

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  • Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate director hints at possible next-gen console port

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  • Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate punching its way into stores this fall

    Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate will be released for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 this fall, Tecmo Koei has announced. The brawler will be made available on disc and as a digital download, and features the full version of the original DoA5 as well as the additional modes seen in the PlayStation Vita relea...

  • Tecmo Koei confirms English & Japanese audio for Ninja Gaiden 3: Razor's Edge & Dead or Alive 5 Plus

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  • Dead or Alive 5 Plus trailer highlights PS Vita controls

    Tecmo Koei has flying-kicked a fresh Dead or Alive 5 Plus trailer in our direction this morning, highlighting the brawler’s PlayStation Vita touchscreen controls. In addition, the footage also compares the portable punch-‘em-up to the original version of Dead or Alive 5 on PlayStation...

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    We previously reported that the 1.03 patch update for Dead or Alive would add tweaks to gameplay and match recording and uploading, a new major feature not available at launch. If that wasn't enough to make DOA fans happy, Team Ninja is releasing a new stage for free with the patch and new swimsu...

  • Dead or Alive 5 Plus to feature Cross-Play, Cross-System Support for DLC

    The PlayStation Vita's next fighting game release, Dead or Alive 5 Plus, will include Cross-Play support. Japanese game magazine Famitsu has confirmed that DOA fans will for the first time in the franchise's history be able to continue the same game from home console to their portable and vice-v...

  • Upcoming Dead or Alive 5 patch adds match recording and uploading

    Team Ninja has announced via Twitter that Dead or Alive 5's version 1.03 patch will include a major new feature - the ability to record and upload matches online. The developer is excited to bring match recording and sharing to those without capture equipment. The PlayStation 3 version of the game ...

  • Dead or Alive 5 PS Vita port motion controls and first-person mode detailed

    Earlier this week, Team Ninja confirmed a PlayStation Vita port of Dead or Alive 5 would arrive early next year. Today, Tecmo went further to announce some of the additions and enhancements that would be in Dead or Alive 5 Plus on its Facebook page. Naturally, touch controls will be implemente...

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