DoA 5 Heats Up With New Stage, Gameplay Tweaks and DLC

Team Ninja announced today a whole new wealth of content for their latest version of Dead or Alive. This new title update includes a brand new stage and a host of gameplay tweaks, as well as the next round of DLC. We have details and screenshots below, plus we may also be running a contest for the DLC this week, so stay tuned.


  • This fresh new stage is set on a lush tropical island with clear blue sea and white sandy beaches—the perfect place to escape winter doldrums!
  • Battles take place on a large beach and can carry into the waves of the neighboring sea
  • The sea water is a “slip zone” where characters are more vulnerable to lower body attacks, which can stagger opponents
  • Now players can enjoy seaside battles with new moves such as Bayman’s Death Punisher
  • Tropical items such as coconuts can fall from trees when shaken or hit during battles, so watch out for falling objects!


  • Combat balance adjustments and new fighting moves
  • Online gameplay adjustments and improvements
  • Updated content and movie upload functions
  • General updates based on player feedback
  • In-depth details of the 1.03 update are available for viewing at:


  • Hotties Swimwear Pack 1 features new swimsuits for Kasumi, Kokoro, Helena, and Sarah
  • Pack 2 features swimwear for Hitomi, Leifang, Mila, and Pai
  • Pack 3 features swimming outfits for Ayane, Christie, Tina, and Lisa

Available for download today on the PlayStation®Store and via the Xbox LIVE® Marketplace for Xbox 360 on January 29th, each pack will cost $4.99 / 400 Microsoft Points, while all three packs may be purchased in a money-saving bundle for $12.99 / 1040 Microsoft Points.


Ken McKown

Ken is the Editor-in-Chief of this hole in the wall and he loves to troll for the fun of it. He also enjoys long walks through Arkham Asylum and the cool air of Shadow Moses Island. His turn-ons include Mortal Kombat, Metal Gear Solid and StarCraft.

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