Dead or Alive Series Returning to Arcades with DEAD OR ALIVE 5 Ultimate: Arcade in Winter 2013

By on July 6, 2013 at 11:28 am


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.

Source: 4Gamer via Furious_blog

  • Simply Chun-believeable ^_~ ♥♥

    It’s probably just me but it seems weird for it to be after the console release. Better late then never though. 🙂

    • spades111

      I agree but apparently arcade gaming is way bigger there than console gaming so I guess they’re still fine

  • Cylith

    With how big arcade gaming is there, this game will definitely get so much needed love.

  • Noah

    “It’s been 13 years since the Dead or Alive 5 series has seen a new arcade release.”

    I didn’t know DoA 5 was so old.

  • Gene Q.

    DoA5 has been around for 13 years? Whoa……Graphics were this good on the PS2?

    • RomanceHD

      It actually came out in 1998, DOA 2 was for PS2 and DOA3 was for XBOX, and yes for it’s time yes they were great.

      • Guilherme Dias

        WHOOOOOOOOOOSH that was the sound of a joke, soaring high and proud above your head.

      • Antonio C. R. Murray

        Incorrect. Dead or Alive started in Arcades (Sega Model 2 board i.e. VF2) in ’96 and first consumer platform to appear on was the JPN Sega Saturn in ’97 , then PSOne in ’98 (first game to use the DualShock controller). Last DOA game in Arcade platform was DOA 2 which was on Dreamcast first , then PS2. DOA 3 Xbox was the start of consumer version exclusivity for the franchise.

  • kinv

    i gave up fighting games… i’ll wait for GTA only

  • venomryu

    man this making a arcade doa game brings me back to the dreamcast times man i wise i can save my stuff om vmu take it to the arcade beat people up and and save it on my vmu than put it on the internet

  • David Curry

    Japan arcades in the early ’10s are like US arcades in the late 90s– still around, but closing down at a rapid rate with no arcades replacing them. I think the Japan FG release model from now on is console first, then maybe an arcade release, then an arcade edition for consoles… until arcades are extinct anyway.

    • Antonio C. R. Murray

      DOA5 will run on the Sega RingEdge 2 which is a digital distribution platform. It’s much more cost effective as Team Ninja will be able to update the game in real time.