New Dead or Alive 5 update adds free island stage & swimsuit DLC to purchase

  • Posted January 22nd, 2013 at 20:38 EDT by

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 swimsuit downloadable content for purchase.

The new stage is Zack's Island, a location fans will recognize as the setting of the Dead or Alive Extreme Beach Volleyball spin-off games. Characters can battle on the sandy beaches or in the ocean. Fighting in the sea actually adds a challenge to gameplay as the sea water becomes a "slip zone," in which your character's lower body becomes more vulnerable to attacks. Additionally, items in the environment like coconuts can fall off and cause damage to characters if hit. Some characters have new moves when playing on the stage such as Bayman’s Death Punisher.

Three "Hotties Swimwear" DLC costume packs are available to purchase for $4.99/€4.99 each.
- Pack 1 features new swimsuits for Kasumi, Kokoro, Helena, and Sarah
- Pack 2 features swimwear for Hitomi, Leifang, Mila, and Pai
- Pack 3 features swimming outfits for Ayane, Christie, Tina, and Lisa

Click here for a full list of the adjustments to gameplay. The 1.03 patch, Zack's Island, and Hotties Swimwear DLC packs are available now on PlayStation Network.

Check out the trailer below to see the new Zack's Island stage and costume DLC in action:

Ernest Lin is a U.S. Editor for PSU and certified moé aficionado. Follow him on Twitter for ramblings on movies, anime, gaming, deals, and pop culture.
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