The above image is from DEAD OR ALIVE 5 Ultimate.
It’s been 13 years since the Dead or Alive series has seen a new arcade release. Today, however, Tecmo Koei Games announced its return to game centers in Japan with DEAD OR ALIVE 5 Ultimate: Arcade, launching in winter 2013. The game, based on the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 title DEAD OR ALIVE 5 Ultimate, will use SEGA’s ALL.Net P-ras MULTI Ver.2 content distribution system.
Team NINJA producer Hayashi Yosuke had this to say about the upcoming arcade release:
“DEAD OR ALIVE” is a fighting game birthed in the arcade. Our latest title brings the series back to its birthplace for the first time in 13 years. To develop for the arcade has been a deep wish of ours since it was first decided to revive the “DEAD OR ALIVE” series 3 years ago.
Our newest title, “DEAD OR ALIVE 5 Ultimate”, is being developed on PlayStation 3 as a free-to-play product simultaneously with the retail version.
All of the development team is working to create a title that will live up to expectations while holding on a dream; the dream of a competitive scene where players in Japan hone their skills to their hearts’ content at home then compete with those skills at the arcade.
We hope that you continue to look forward to our works in the future.