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Dead or Alive 5 Collector’s Edition and pre-order incentives revealed

Submitted by on Wednesday, 27 June 2012No Comment

Tecmo Koei has revealed the Dead or Alive 5 pre-order incentives and Collector’s Edition, and in true DOA fashion, included are a set of premium swimsuits. Clearly Team Ninja missed the recent heated debate on sexism in games.

The pre-order bonuses offer a choice between two exclusive sets of costumes, which are the ‘DOA Angels’ (a set of white swimsuits for Kasumi, Hitomi and Leifang) and the ‘DOA Devils’ (a set of black swimsuits for Tina, Christie and Ayane). Each set is exclusive to select retailers.

In addition to the pre-order bonuses, a Collector’s Edition will be available exclusively from CentreSoft in the UK and GameStop in North America. The edition will arrive in an embossed steel book and include:

  • The Dead or Alive 5 game
  • A hardback artbook that details the characters, locations, etc
  • A CD soundtrack
  • A full-colour poster of the DOA5 cast
  • A set of premium swimsuits for the entire cast of playable female characters
  • An embossed steel book to house it all

One of the premium swimsuits!

It will be the first DOA game available to PS3 owners and it could be brilliant, if the demo is anything to go by. It adopts a more mature look rather than the animated one the series has previously sported whilst still staying true to its fighting roots. You see, underneath all the creepy jiggly physics actually lies a solid fighting game.

Alongside fan favourites such as Hitomi, Ayane and Ryu, there will be two new fighters entering the ring. These are Akira Yuki and Sarah Bryant, and they should be familiar to those who played Virtua Fighter. They both should fit in well with the rest of the DOA cast, especially as DOA and Virtua Fighter have similar gameplay.

The game will arrive in North America on 25 September and in Europe on 28 September. I’ll definitely be picking it up after having so much fun with the demo; the combat is a lot more fluid and the dynamic stages make for some really interesting and exciting battles.

Will you be picking it up or have you played the demo? Let us know in the comments below…