Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate free version announced

Start with four characters and pay for more.

A free version of Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate will be released on the PlayStation Store in Japan in addition to the paid retail version, a Famitsu report reveals.

It will have four playable characters—Kasumi, Ayane, Hayate, and Ryu Hayabusa—and offer full access to the game’s online and offline modes, with the exception of story mode. All costumes and stages, minus download ones you haven’t purchased, will be available. Additional characters can be purchased for 400 yen each. And story mode will cost 1,500 yen. It will also be compatible with Dead or Alive 5 download content.

Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate will launch in Japan on September 5.

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