The BGM Customize feature in Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate, which lets players change the tunes that accompany each of the game’s selectable stages, will feature tracks brought in from DOA2, 3, and 4, Tecmo Koei Games revealed today at a public hands-on and talk session for the upcoming 3D fighter at the LABI1 Mobile Dream Hall electronics store in Tokyo’s Ikebukuro ward, Dengeki Online reports.

Team Ninja’s Ichigaya Development Group 1 chief, Yosuke Hayashi, made the announcement at the event to thunderous applause from fans. Hayashi also told fans that after the event the developer is soliciting feedback that they hope will help them deliver a better final product, and also mentioned the forthcoming DOA5 official tournament that will take place on July 6 in Tokyo.

Apart from trying out a preview build of the game for themselves, some lucky attendees also walked away with free DOA series swag, courtesy of a raffle Team Ninja conducted, rock-paper-scissors style.

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Tracks from past games are just one more piece of what makes Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate the definitive iteration of developer Team Ninja’s 3D fighter this generation.

For those of you not keeping score, compared to the plain vanilla version of Dead or Alive 5, DOA5 Ultimate will add five new characters (Momiji and Rachel from the Ninja Gaiden series, Jacky Bryant from Virtua Fighter, plus Ein and Leon from past instalments), as well as several new and returning stages.

In addition to that,  DOA5U will also feature numerous new taunts, victory poses, and gameplay changes to the Tag mode of play, according to an interview EventHubs did with the game’s director Yohei Shimbori. Shimbori also revealed that the game’s roster of playable characters is final, and that there are new online features he can’t yet talk about.

Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 comes out in the US September 3, 2013. The Japanese and European release dates are September 5 and 6 respectively.

A free-to-play/freemium edition of the game will also be released on the PS3 at the same time.

Source: Dengeki Online



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