Last week KOEI Tecmo have launched the free-to-play version of Dead or Alive 6. Known as Dead or Alive 6: Core Fighters, much like the 5th version’s iteration, you’ll be able to access a bunch of the game’s modes along with a base roster of playable characters. With this as well you will be able to purchase individually exactly what you want from the fighting game, such as fighters and other modes.
You can read the official information on the game below:
Dead or Alive 6: Core Fighters offers fighting game fans a limited look into the world of Dead or Alive 6, including four base characters—Kasumi, Hitomi, Diego, and Bass—as well as online ranked battles, Versus, Arcade, Time Attack, Training, and Quest modes. In addition, Dead or Alive 6’s introduction to Story mode will be unlocked, along with DOA Central, the hub for everything from wardrobe and music to the library and theater.
More content is planned to release for the game on all platforms, as well as free updates such as upcoming Lobbies for online play. Our review is still in the works (sorry for the delay, but due to the site upgrade and forum development things have slowed to a crawl), but will be available for your viewing pleasure soon.
This is a great way if you are undecided to give the game a solid good go, and the characters available are quite a fun bunch to master. Let’s end this post with a nice launch trailer showcasing the Core Fighters’ experience.
Dead or Alive 6 is out now on Playstation 4, XBOX One and PC via Steam. The free-to-play Core Fighters is also available now on the same platforms.
What are your thoughts on Dead or Alive 6 getting a free-to-play edition so soon after release? Are you happy to give it a try? Let us know in those comments!
Dead or Alive Xtreme 3 Scarlet is now just a couple weeks out from it’s launch in Japan (March 20th to be exact), and KOEI Tecmo Japan have now launched a new trailer showcasing the lovely Momiji and Nyotengu, enjoying their time at the beach. You can see the trailer itself below:
It is certainly looking to be a nice upgraded experience compared to it’s 2016 original release.
Dead or Alive Xtreme 3 Scarlet releases March 20th in Japan for PS4 and Nintendo Switch. As usual a reminder that the Asian version of the game offers full English support, so feel free to import it.
What are your thoughts on Dead or Alive Xtreme 3 Scarlet? Are you glad to see these girls in action? Let us know in those comments!
Right now within the game of Dead or Alive 6, there is a Release Celebration Campaign going on. This means for a limited time you will gain certain bonuses and certain rewards will be easier to collect. Specifically the Campaign focuses on increasing the amount of Costume parts you gain from beating battles in certain modes.
For those of you unaware, Costume Parts are what you need to be able to purchase in-game costumes with fighter money. When you have gathered enough costume parts for said outfit you can then buy it up in the Wardrobe.
As for the Campaign itself, you can read below what it includes:
DEAD OR ALIVE 6 release celebration campaign! Costume pattern parts quantity will be multiplied by 10 until March 14!
Release Celebration Campaign Boost – Rewarded costume parts quantity increased even further (max 100x more!)
The modes included are for RANKED MATCH, ARCADE, TIME ATTACK and SURVIVAL.
This event is going on now and will remain active until March 14th, so if you want the grind for those costumes to be far easier, then get your gaming time in now!
What are your thoughts on Dead or Alive 6? Have you been enjoying the game? Let us know in those comments!
Dead or Alive 6 launched just two days ago, and it has already dived head first in to some incredible controversy. While KOEI Tecmo has yet to dabble in the more nefarious microtransactions or the dreaded lootboxes (we won’t go into that minefield), they have gone deep into mass DLC offerings. Though nothing encapsulates just how bad things are getting than the very first Season Pass for Dead or Alive 6.
The first Season Pass costs £73.99/$92.99, yes almost double the price of the base game itself (even more if you get the game at retail in UK). What do you get for this high price of a Season Pass? Well let’s delve into the details straight from the Steam Page:
DEAD OR ALIVE 6 Season Pass 1.
This Season Pass will apply to 62 costumes and 2 new characters released during the period of March 2019 – June 2019.
Note: The release period is subject to change.
■ Season Pass 1 Bonus Content
– DOA6 NiCO Technomancer Gear
– DOA6 Nyotengu Wrestling Costume
■ Featured Content
– DOA6 Happy Wedding Costumes Vol.1 (13 Costumes)
– DOA6 Happy Wedding Costumes Vol.2 (13 Costumes)
– DOA6 Costume Pack Vol.1 (13 Costumes)
– DOA6 Costume Pack Vol.2 (13 Costumes)
– DOA6 Additional Character Mai Shiranui
– DOA6 Mai Shiranui Debut Costumes (5 Costumes)
– DOA6 Additional New Character
– DOA6 Additional New Character Debut Costumes (5 Costumes)
– The downloadable content included in this Season Pass will be release separately on later dates.
– Please visit the official website for more details: https://www.gamecity.ne.jp/doa6/
– Downloadable content not included in the list above may be released during the same period, but it will not be covered by this Season Pass 1.
– All content included in this Season Pass will also be sold separately. Please beware of redundant purchases.
– You must purchase the characters before using these costumes.
So two new characters and a bunch of costumes that are purely of cosmetic nature. To top it all off, none of the content (aside the Season Pass bonus) is even ready to release yet. That is one massive down payment for what leads to be such a lack of content. Even one of the fighters (an unannounced KOF collab) isn’t even known yet.
This has been a stark contrast to just how the industry as a whole has changed and how KOEI Tecmo are trying to squeeze every penny they can out of every piece of content – especially when back in the day all of these would of been simply unlockables by playing the game itself.
Let’s look back at Dead or Alive Ultimate on the original XBOX for example. Every character had 20+ costumes you could unlock by completing certain challenges, playing through story modes and other actions within the game. No added costs, no needing a license to unlock more, just gained through playing the game.
It is a shame also this stigma has to come along with Dead or Alive 6, as we shared in our pre-review impressions, the game itself is fun and filled with quite a lot of content on it’s own. Our full review will hopefully be arriving early in the coming week.
What are your thoughts on a high priced DLC pack over other means of monetisation in games? Are you hyped for future content for Dead or Alive 6? Let us know in those comments!
First of all we want to make it clear that these are strictly initial impressions of the game, we are working through it to get a proper review out in the early parts of next week. These impressions are also for the XBOX One version of the game, and may gloss over certain aspects we will delve into more in the full review (such as online play and any later game parts).
Dead or Alive 6 is the latest instalment to the Dead or Alive franchise, and as such comes with quite high expectations with the numerous launches and content updates the 5th instalment went through. With Dead or Alive 6 there are two main game modes – Story Mode and DOA Quest Mode. These are the two modes you will spend most of your solo play time with.
Let’s start off with DOA Quest Mode, this is kind of like a loot grind mode, where you take on specific set challenges with predetermined fighters to gain in-game currency along with costume parts. In-game currency can be spent on unlocking numerous extras and lore, as well as costumes for the fighters. However before you can purchase the outfits, you need to acquire their costume parts, which can be done so through this mode by completing all three challenges for each set mission.
Story Mode is the more beefy experience, which is riddled with well animated cut-scenes, full voice acting and destructive fights. You get a choice of various scenarios which will unlock periodically as you progress. Every character has their own place in the story, and their own story arc you can follow through with. We are still fairly early on in the story itself, but there definitely seems to be a lot of fights and cut-scenes to binge on.
As for the fighting itself, there are quite a few new additions. Though the core gameplay still revolves around timed attacks and countering your opponent, there is a new special combo string called Fatal Rush. When you are fighting, you build up a rush metre which when full you can unleash a Fatal Rush combo. This combo effectively deals a lot of damage to your opponent and if you succeed in landing all hits will end with a devastating finisher which will both physically and visibly deal damage to your opponent. It was fun seeing parts of clothes get torn, or even simple things like a fighters hair braid breaking as a result of these Fatal Rush combos.
There is also a new level of realism to the game, actions you take can cause dirt to cover your clothes, sweat to come from you and even see results such as blood and busted bones if the right circumstances are met. Though we want to quickly mention as is probably a fairly hot topic – yes the jiggle physics are still as crazy as ever, especially for the girls that have not-so-tight outfits on.
As well as all of the above, other game modes include your standard Fight modes, which are the standard Arcade, vs CPU/Friends, Time Attack and Survival, generally what you expect from a fighting game. There is also an extensive Training mode for all you inexperienced players out there, or if you just want to brush up on your skills. Lastly there is Online mode, where you can (at least as of right now) play in Ranked matches against fellow fighters across the world.
Our thoughts so far on the game have been rather positive. The game looks and functions very well, there seems to be a ton of content to immerse yourself in for both Online competitive fans and solo play fans. We do have some complaints however, such as the loading times can sometimes be rather long, and isn’t helped that the loading screens are often a bland black screen you have to stare at. Another issue is how Nyotengu and Phase 4 are integrated. They are in the game, and the AI can pick and choose them to fight against you, however if you try to customise or play as them you are greeted with a “You do not have the license for this character” screen. It seems very bait-ey to get people to buy these characters when they eventually go on sale.
All in all we like it so far, and can recommend it. Though our full review will get much more nit and gritty on details and highlight more what Online play can offer. Look forward to that in the coming days!
It’s only been a couple days since the announcement for Dead or Alive Xtreme 3 Scarlet, and we already have ourselves a controversy along with Sony’s new Censorship policies. Though rather ridiculous, certain items (that are still present in the original version on PS4) have been removed only from the PS4 edition of the title – the Nintendo Switch edition isn’t effected.
Three items specifically have been mentioned to of been censored: Jet Black Fan – An item used to “blow” away certain clothes to show undergarments. Gold Fan – A golden version of above. Softening Gel – An item used to increase the jiggle physics velocity, enabling more easy loss of bra straps and such.
Though it may not seem like a big deal, but that is just it – is it that big of a deal that the game has to even remove these? How are we in today’s society so scared of some skin being shown but heavy violence is a-okay? Though that’s a rant for another time.
There has been no official word from Sony themselves on all these recent censorship issues hitting numerous “fan service” based games. There is also no real confirmation if any other items may be removed from the PS4 edition, though this is likely to be the only removals.
What are your thoughts on Sony’s new censorship policies? Are you fine with the removal of these items? Let us know in those comments!
More news to come from the Dead or Alive festival, this time in the form of a new trailer and a brand new character reveal. Let’s introduce everyone to NiCO, and you can read her full bio below:
NiCO, known as “The Lightning Technomancer” is a practitioner of Pencak Silat, a historic martial art of Southeast Asia. The frenetic fighter employs powerful plasma discharges in her attacks, boosting her Pencak Silat strikes to another level, while at the same time using her EMF Rings to move at ultrahigh rates of speed. But that’s not all; as NiCO is also a genius scientist entrusted with Donovan’s secret M.I.S.T. development project. Despite her youthful appearance, she provides a genuine threat to the ninjas with her sharp, analytical mind and her natural sense for martial arts.
Along with NiCO’s reveal, both Kokoro and La Mariposa, both of Dead or Alive 4 fame have returned to the fray. For those who don’t know you can read their bios below:
Joining NiCO in Dead or Alive 6 is the latest reveal is Helena’s half-sister, Kokoro. A master of Ba Ji Quan, Kokoro uses a combination of elbow and palm thrusts to compliment an array of throws aimed at destroying her opponent’s balance. Graceful, yet powerful, Kokoro’s fighting style incorporates the hard and soft elements that represent the spirit she refines through her maiko training.
La Mariposa Biography:
Also returning to action is La Mariposa, a luchadora who excels at aerial attacks and is known as “The Immortal Butterfly”. Under the mask, the professional wrestler is really Lisa Hamilton – a former DOATEC researcher who at one time conducted experiments on the ninja Hayate. And although it was rumored that she had retired after the 5th Tournament, La Mariposa is back, deadlier than ever.
We are starting to look at quite a lively roster of characters to play with in the next Dead or Alive instalment. Below you can check out their reveal trailer:
Dead or Alive 6 comes out February 15th 2019 worldwide for PS4, XB1 and PC via Steam.
What are your thoughts on the new character revealed for Dead or Alive 6? Are you excited to play the game next year? Let us know in those comments!
Last week KOEI Tecmo confirmed three returning characters for Dead or Alive 6, being Tina and Bass Armstrong – Father and Daughter ‘Muscle Team’ – and MMA Superstar Mila.
Alongside this news, another new stage has been revealed, known as ‘The Muscle’ which is a flashy hazard filled Wrestling arena for you to pit your skills against one another – perfectly suiting for both Tina and Bass Armstrong.
Below you can see an action packed trailer featuring the three characters and the stage in question, strutting their stuff to get you hyped for the tournament!
Dead or Alive 6 will be releasing February 15th 2019 worldwide on PS4, XB1 and PC via Steam.
Are you excited to get your hands on Dead or Alive 6? Who do you hope to see in the game? Let us know in those comments!