Dead Or Alive 5: Last Round

Dead or Alive 5 released for last-gen consoles in 2012, and PlayStation 4 and Xbox One owners are receiving a remastered edition called Last Round. Like many of the games making the jump from the old to new systems, this new version jacks up the fidelity to 1080p and 60 frames  per  second.

Along with the better framerate and higher resolution, Team Ninja is employing a few new graphical changes to make everything look better. A new skin shader enhances the “slickness” of the characters, as Team Ninja refers to it. The particle effects related the assorted stages reacting to combat, such as explosions or sparks flying from someone getting tossed into a neon sign, have also been expanded. You should see a lot more carnage as the stage falls apart in response to battles.

Last Round includes more customization than previous iterations of Dead or Alive 5, with 300 unlockable costumes as well as new hairstyles and added accessories for all fighters. With upgraded re-releases like this, DLC is often bundled in, but not all of Dead or Alive 5’s post-release content is included. Any DLC purchased on last-gen consoles, however, is transferable to Last Round on PlayStation 4 and  Xbox  One.

Team Ninja isn’t saying much else about what’s new for Last Round, but the ambiguous promise of additional “new content and features” are also planned for the game. If you’re still on the previous generation of consoles, but want to get your hands on the expanded version, the game is planned for release on Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 as well, but will only be available digitally on those platforms.

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